The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with a Vernissage of the related Duke libraries exhibit, Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from late Ottoman and Republican Turkey. At 6:30 p.m., Edhem Eldem, a professor of history at Bogaziçi University, will present a keynote entitled, “Sultan Abdülhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State?” in the Bostock Library Holsti-Anderson Room. On Friday, Nov. 3 there will be three conference panels in the Holsti-Anderson Room with local and guest experts. The conference will conclude with a round table at 4:30 p.m.
For more information, visit the conference event page.