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E312 | More and more, podcasts are appearing on university syllabi. But is it possible to conduct an entire university course that revolves entirely around the podcast medium? In this special episode, we sit down with Dana Sajdi and a class of over 20 students at Boston College who are enrolled in an experimental course entitled "Podcasting the Ottomans." In our conversation, we take a look inside the syllabus of a course in Ottoman history that relies primarily on episodes of Ottoman History Podcast and we get feedback from students about their daily engagement with the podcast medium and some of the most popular episodes of our program. Our student guests also discuss their short-form podcast final projects and reflect on the joys of learning through podcasts. More at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2017/04/podcasting-the-ottomans.html Dana Sajdi is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History at Boston College. In addition to authoring The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the 18th Century Levant, she is editor of Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure and Lifestyle in the Eighteenth Century (I.B. Tauris, 2008; in Turkish, Koc University Press, 2014). Chris Gratien holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University's Department of History and is currently an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. His research focuses on the social and environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and the modern Middle East. He is currently preparing a monograph about the environmental history of the Cilicia region from the 1850s until the 1950s. CREDITS Episode No. 312
Release Date: 26 April 2017
Recording Location: Boston College
Audio editing by Chris Gratien
Music: Harmandali - Recep Efendi, Cemal Efendi; Katibim (Uskudar'a Gider iken) - Safiye Ayla; Baglamamin Dugumu - Necmiye Ararat and Muzaffer; Istanbul'dan Ayva Gelir Nar Gelir - Azize Tozem and Sari Recep
Special thanks to Kara Güneş for permission to use the composition "Istanbul"
Syllabus courtesy of Dana Sajdi available at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2017/04/podcasting-the-ottomans.html. . .
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