Honor in Ottoman and Contemporary Mediterranean Societies: Controversies, Continuities and New Directions

March 21-23, 2013 at Central European University in Budapest


Nadia Al-Bagdadi (Central European University), Shame, honour and taboo - Eros and etiquette in nineteenth century Arab writings

Dionigi Albera (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Honor in Mediterranean Anthropology

Ceren Belge (Concordia University) The Rules of Difference: Honor and National Identity in the Courts of Turkey and Israel

Isa Blumi (University of Leipzig), An Honorable Break from the Besa: Reorientating Violence in the Late Ottoman Mediterranean

Jean-Louis Briquet (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), «A matter of man to man». Moral obligations, political loyalty and clientelism in Corsica

Berna Ekal (EHESS, Paris), The Notion of Honor and Institutions: The Case of Public Women’s Shelters in Turkey

Tolga Esmer (Central European University), How to Read Acts and Words of Honor in Late-Ottoman Accounts of Banditry

Anastasia Falierou (University of Athens), The Female Body as "Social Disorder": Morality and Honor in Ottoman Muslims Womens' Public Appearance

Orit Kamir (Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem), Honor and Dignity as Political and Legal Values in Israeli Society

Noémi Lévy-Aksu (Boğaziçi University), Building Professional and Political Communities: The Value of Honor in The Self-Representations of the Police during the Second Constitutional Period

Leslie Peirce (New York University), Honor as a Social Contract

Will Smiley (Harvard University), Freeing "The Enslaved People of Islam". Treaty Law, Religious Rhetoric and Inter-Imperial Honor in Russo-Ottoman Relations, 1739-1815

Başak Tuğ (Bilgi University), Protecting Honor in the Name of Justice