Ottoman Architecture

posted by ush on 2010/04/11 12:22

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The conference Centres and Peripheries in Ottoman Architecture is held in Sarajevo on April 22-24,.2010.

What was Ottoman architecture? Whose was it, why and where? While such seemingly elementary questions once seemed superseded, a critical rethinking of approaches and canons in art history over the past few decades has made it attainable to pose them again. These advances have also resulted in a novel interest in monuments and artistic phenomena long excluded from the standard narratives due to lack of monumentality, peripheral location, or stylistic provincialism, that is, if viewed against contemporary phenomena in the centre(s) of power and cultural production. With foci of inquiry and criteria for appraisal gradually shifting from stylistic cohesion, development, and scale to (also) include questions of patronage, site, and social function, these approaches make not only possible but indispensable an increased visibility of such monuments in the literature that maps and constitutes art histories. This provides an opportunity for, and at the same time underlines the necessity of, a renewed discussion of Ottoman architecture in the Balkans and its place in the historical narratives of both Ottoman and European architecture.

The conference will convene an international forum of speakers to present papers addressing cases and problems meriting discussion in the context of the "centres/peripheries" paradigm, here understood on a multitude of levels. More specifically, the conference seeks to 1) increase our knowledge of architectural processes and phenomena in the Ottoman provinces, with an emphasis on (but not restricted to) the empire's former European provinces; 2) expose the impact of processes at the centre(s) of power on architectural production in the provinces; 3) examine both these processes as reflected in historiographical discourse, yet another level with (geographical, institutional) centres and peripheries of its own; and 4) discuss this body of monuments in the context of European discourses on "cultural heritage", into which it is at present only marginally integrated.

This conference is organized by Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) in cooperation with the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Sarajevo. Papers will be given in English or the local languages. Simultaneous translation is provided.

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy, ul. Franje Rackog 1; small amphitheater on
ground floor.

Contacts: Maximilian Hartmuth (hartmuth@su.sabanciuniv), academic coordinator;
Haris Dervisevic (d.haris@hotmail.com), local academic coordinator;
Adisa Dzino (adisa.dzino@chwb.org), CHwB Regional Office Sarajevo.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010.

9.00-10.15 SESSION 1: TALKING HERITAGE: IN NEED OF A NEW METHODOLOGY?

* Introductory remarks

* Maximilian Hartmuth (Istanbul), Discussing centres/peripheries in Ottoman architecture

* Johan Martelius (Stockholm), The Ottoman and European architectural heritage discourse

10.30-12.00 SESSION 2: ARCHITECTURE AND URBANIZATION

* Grigor Boykov (Ankara), Reshaping urban space in the Ottoman Balkans: a study on the architectural development of Edirne, Filibe and Uskub (14th-15th centuries)

* Mariya Kiprovska (Ankara), Building up urban centres in the Ottoman periphery: the administrative mastery of the Ottoman frontier nobility examined through the architectural enterprises of the Mihaloglu family

* Mirza Hasan Ceman (Sarajevo), Some aspects of the urbanization of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina under Ottoman rule

16.00-17.30 SESSION 3: ASPECTS OF THE OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE IN
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

* Machiel Kiel (Bonn), A Gothic, Renaissance, and Ottoman mix: the "church tower minarets" of Southern Herzegovina

* Sabira Husedzinovic (Sarajevo), An assessment of monumental domed mosques in Bosnia in their relation to the "classical" style of Ottoman architecture of the school of Mimar Sinan

* Cazim Hadzimejlic (Sarajevo), Mihrabs in Bosnia-Herzegovina

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010.

9.30-11.00 SESSION 4: TRANSFORMING AND INTERPRETING THE OTTOMAN
HERITAGE: THE RECENT CENTURIES

* Amra Hadzimuhamedovic (Sarajevo), What is Bosnian in residential architecture in Bosnia from the Ottoman period?

* Nenad Makuljevic (Belgrade), State, society, and visual culture: late Ottoman architecture in Serbia, Macedonia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina

* Lejla Busatlic (Sarajevo), The transformation of the urban dwelling of the oriental type in the post-Ottoman period

11:15-12:45 SESSION 5: CENTRES AND/OR PERIPHERIES: CASE STUDIES

* Mehmet Zeki Ibrahimgil (Ankara), An assessment of structures within the Murat Reis kulliye on the island of Rhodes

* Marianne Boqvist (Cambridge), Governmental foundations on the Syrian section of the imperial roads

* Federica Broilo (Venice), Misunderstanding the past: the forgotten Ottoman legacy of Florina on the River Sakoulevas and a little known Ottoman building on the shore of Lake Volvis in Greek Macedonia

14.30-16.30 SESSION 6: RESTORING AND EXCAVATING A HERITAGE

* Zeynep Ahunbay (Istanbul), Ottoman architecture in Kosovo and the restoration of Hadum Mosque

* Vjekoslava Sankovic-Simcic (Sarajevo), The restoration of Hadzi Alija Mosque in Pocitelj

* Ibolya Gerelyes (Budapest), Ottoman architecture in Hungary

* Closing remarks

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