All events will be held in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium,
at the FedEx Global Education Center
on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unless otherwise noted.
The panel on Friday, February 19 at noon will take place at Duke University.

*For a description of the concert and sessions, please see the Featured Speakers page.

Friday, February 19, 2016

12:00-1:45PM Pre-Conference Panel at Duke: “Rethinking Ottoman Modernity: Cultural, Political and Religious Contexts”
Dimitris Kamouzis, Michelle Campos, Lerna Ekmekcioglu joined by local professors, Didem Havlioglu (Duke), Shai Ginsburg (Duke)
Moderator: Erdag Goknar, Director of the Duke Middle East Studies Center (Duke)
A light lunch will be served.
*please note that this panel will take place at Duke University’s West Campus at 011 Old Chem. Parking is available at the Bryan Center parking garage or at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens parking lot. Click here for more information.
5:15 PM Registration in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center
6:00 PM Introduction and Welcoming Remarks, Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations (UNC)
6:15-7:15PM Concert: “Collective Memories of World War I”, A.J. Racy
7:15-8:15 PM Reception in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

8:30 AM Morning Coffee and Registration in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center
9:00 AM Session 1 – “The Republican State of the Turkish Nation – A Product of War and Ethnic Conflict” | E.J. Zürcher
Commentator: Lloyd Kramer
10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM Session 2 – “Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey” | Lerna Ekmekcioglu
Commentator: Karen Auerbach
12:00-1:45PM Lunch (on your own)
There are several restaurants within walking distance in downtown Chapel Hill.
2:00 PM Session 3 – “Between Turkish Nationalism and Greek Irredentism: The Greek Orthodox Community of Istanbul (ca. 1914-1923)” | Dimitris Kamouzis
Commentator: Bereket Selassie
3:15 PM Coffee Break
 3:45 PM Session 4 – “Unmixing the Holy City: Sectarianism and Segregation in Post WWI Jerusalem” | Michelle Campos
Commentator: Sara Smith
5:00-5:30 PM Concluding Remarks, Sarah Shields, Professor of History (UNC)