Monthly Archives: September 2022

Programme and Registration for Ottoman Political Economies

Received from Dr. Camile Cole (Jesus College, Cambridge) and Dr. Peter Hill (Northumbria) Key Details Ottoman Political Economies, All day event, 14 Oct 2022 – 15 Oct 2022, Castlereagh room, St John’s College / SG1 Alison Richard Building, hosted by CRASSH Programme Summary The Ottoman empire ruled a vast expanse of territory over six centuries. It was closely integrated into global trade networks and encompassed multiple forms of production, lifeways, and interactions between humans and non-human nature. The Ottoman state and its diverse subjects were constantly engaged in negotiating the allocation of resources, labour, and power. They developed sophisticated modes of producing wealth, collecting and withholding revenue and profits, labouring and directing labour, and defining property and the economic through law and custom. The past few decades have seen growing interest in global history, the history of capitalism, and the political economy of the post-Ottoman Middle East. Yet the question of the Ottoman world’s relationship to concepts of ‘economy’ or ‘capitalism’ has been little studied and seldom theorised since the cultural turn among historians. What role did Ottoman spaces, actors, and resources play in the construction of global capitalism? Where and when did this occur within the empire’s wide geography […]