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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E345 | In this episode, Will Hanley transports us to the gritty, stranger-filled streets of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, as we discuss his book, Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria. We explore how nationality—an abstract tool in the pages of international legal codes—became a new social and legal category that tangibly impacted the lives of natives and newcomers to Alexandria at the turn of the twentieth century. We consider how nationality brought together the previously impersonal, stranger networks using an array of paper technologies, vocabularies, and legal practices that forged bonds of affiliations between the individuals and groups that inhabited the city. Finally, we discuss how Egyptians and non-European foreigners, such as Algerians, Tunisians, and Maltese, benefited or were disenfranchised from a legal hierarchy that privileged white, male Europeans. More at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/02/alexandria.html Will Hanley is associate professor of history at Florida State University. He is currently working on a historical gazetteer of the Ottoman empire (ottgaz.org) and a digitization of the Egyptian Gazette (dig-eg-gaz.github.io) Taylor M. Moore is a PhD Candidate in Modern Middle Eastern History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is interested in the interconnected histories of medicine, magic, and ethnographic museums in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Egypt. Episode No. 345
Release Date: 8 February 2018
Recording Location: Princeton University
Audio editing by Chris Gratien
Music: Mohamed Abdel Wahab - Al-Dunya al-Leil wal-Nugum
Bandista - Gavur İmam İsyanı
Special thanks to Kara Günes for permission to use the composition "Istanbul"
Bibliography courtesy of Will Hanley available at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/02/alexandria.html. . .
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