Ottoman History Podcast

Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast. Ottoman History Podcast began in March of 2011 as an experiment aimed at finding an alternative form of academic production that explores new and more accessible media and allows for a collaborative approach. Our recorded interviews and lectures, while still largely academic in tone, provide serious and constructive academic discussion in an accessible and almost human format that is easy on the brain and eyes.

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E315 | Orientalist representations loom large in the history of 19th-century colonialism and European engagement with the late Ottoman Empire. But how did the orientalist discourses of the late Ottoman period compare with European representations of the Ottoman Empire during its early rise? In this episode, Pascale Barthe revisits this question through the lens of 16th century French encounters with the Ottoman Empire. Through Renaissance period French accounts of travel in and political engagement with the Ottoman Empire, we discuss early Franco-Ottoman rapprochement and cross-cultural exchange pursued by French monarchs and subjects with the would-be eastern other of the "Turk." More at Pascale Barthe is Associate Professor of French at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she teaches a variety of courses on language, literature, and culture, including an undergraduate seminar titled “La France-Méditerranée.” She specializes in early modern France and has focused on cross-cultural relations between Renaissance France and the Ottoman Empire. Her new research project examines political, religious, and literary intersections between the kingdom of Louis XIV and the Safavid and Mughal Empires. She is particularly interested in studying the global experiences of Frenchmen in the middle of the seventeenth century when the Compagnie des Indes Orientales was founded. Nir Shafir is a historian of the Middle East whose research examines the intersections of knowledge production, religious practice, and material culture in the early modern world. He curates Ottoman History Podcast’s series on history of science in addition to being one of the co-founders of, a website that explores the archives and libraries of the Islamic world. He is an assistant professor of history at UCSD. Michael Talbot received his PhD from SOAS in 2013 for a thesis on Ottoman-British relations in the eighteenth century, and now lectures and researches on a range of topics in Ottoman history at the University of Greenwich in London. CREDITS Episode No. 315 Release Date: 23 May 2017 Recording Location: MESA Conference, Boston Audio editing by Onur Engin Music: from - Nusret Yılmaz - Severim Her Güzeli Senden Eserdir Diyerek, Aziz Türk Sanat Müziği Grubu - Ud Taksimi Images and bibliography courtesy of Pascale Barthe available at . .