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E387 | Antoine Köpe was never a prominent politician or public figure, but he was witness to extraordinary events. Born in late Ottoman Istanbul to French and Hungarian parents, Antoine was there to celebrate the 1908 Young Turk revolution, fight in the First World War, live under an Allied occupation, and experience the emergence of the national resistance and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. Driven by an irresistible instinct to document, he produced writings, drawings, audiovisual recordings, and a 10-volume memoir of his unusual life. In this episode, our guest filmmaker Nefin Dinç shared more about the life of Antoine Köpe, which is the subject of a documentary project titled "Antoine the Fortunate." More at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/10/dinc.html Nefin Dinç is an assistant professor in the School of Media Arts and Design at James Madison University. She studied Economics at Ankara University, Political Science Faculty and has a Masters degree in Media and Culture from Strathclyde University, Scotland as well as a MFA degree in Documentary Filmmaking from the University of North Texas, U.S.A. She has produced six documentaries on Turkey and its surrounding countries and is currently producing "Antoine the Fortunate." Chris Gratien is Assistant Professor of History at University of Virginia, where he teaches classes on global environmental history and the Middle East. He is currently preparing a monograph about the environmental history of the Cilicia region of the former Ottoman Empire from the 1850s until the 1950s. CREDITS Episode No. 387
Release Date: 20 October 2018
Recording Location: Hanover, Germany
Audio editing by Chris Gratien
Bibliography, images, audio clips courtesy of Nefin Dinç available at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/10/dinc.html. . .
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