Turning point 1517. Literary Perspectives from the Eastern Mediterranean

Vom 21.09.2012-22.09.2012 findet in Halle-Wittenberg diese internationale Konferenz statt.
Auszug aus dem Call for Papers:

In 1517, Martin Luther supposedly put up his theses at a church in Wittenberg. The same year, 923 of the Hijra calendar, the Ottomans secured their rule over large parts of what is today known as the Near and the Middle East, i.e. Egypt, the Syrian region, the Arabian Peninsula and East Anatolia.
Though the period since the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 had been marked by profound changes on a global level, the year 1517 was a momentous turning point for the Arab Middle East. The newly established Ottoman rule not only initiated change in the administrative, political, economic and societal spheres. It also transformed cityscapes and ways of looking at the world and at the self. To learn more about the impact of this “cultural revolution” is the aim of this conference, which is to take place in Halle-Wittenberg in September 2012.
Our main focus is a close examination of such transformations in the literary production of the Eastern Mediterranean that can be related to the turning point of 1517.
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Proposals for papers (conference language is English) should include a title, an abstract of about 250 words, and your full contact details (including an e-mail address). You will be notified of your invitation in January 2012; it will cover travel expenses and costs of accommodation.
Please send your proposals by 1 December 2011.


Prof. Dr. Ralf Elger (Email: ralf.elger@orientphil.uni-halle.de) oder
Dr. Astrid Meier (Email: astrid.meier@orientphil.uni-halle.de)

Institute of Oriental Studies
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Mühlweg 15
D-06114 Halle