Program

Cross-Confessional Diplomacy and Diplomatic Mediators in the Early Modern Mediterranean World

May 24-27, 2012 at Central European University in Budapest

Workshop Program

 

Thursday, May 24 (Nádor 13, Room 001)
 

17:30-17:40    Welcoming remarks

17:40-19:00    Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jocelyne Dakhlia (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

The Question of Mediation and Defining Cultural Difference in Diplomatic Relations: Islamic Embassies in Western Europe in the Early Modern Period

19:00-19:45    Reception

 

Friday, 25 May (Nádor 13, Room 001)

9:30-11:00     Panel I

Moderator: László Kontler (CEU, Department of History)

 

E. Natalie Rothman (University of Toronto)

Trans-Imperial Subjects and the Mediation of Sovereignty in the Early Modern Mediterranean

 

Mathieu Grenet (Washington University in St. Louis) 

Their Masters' Voices? Muslim Envoys and Interpreters of "Oriental Languages" in France and Italy, c. 1610-c.1780


11:30-13:00   Panel II  

Moderator: Marcell Sebők (CEU, Medieval Studies) 

 

Maartje van Gelder (University of Amsterdam) 

Switching sides? Renegades as mediators in seventeenth-century Dutch diplomacy with North Africa

 

Tobias Graf (Heidelberg University)

Renegades and the ‘Secret World,’ c.1580-1610

 

13:00-14:30    Lunch break

 

15:00-16:30   Panel III  

Moderator: Tolga Esmer (CEU, History)

 

Mía J. Rodríguez-Salgado (London School of Economics and Political Sciences)

From the ridiculous to the sublime: contacts and diplomacy between the Spanish Monarchy and the Ottoman empire in the 1570s and 1580s

 

Günhan Börekçi (İstanbul Şehir University)

On the Agents and Information Networks of Diplomacy in Istanbul in the Early Seventeenth Century


17:00-18:30   Panel IV

Moderator: Carsten Wilke (CEU, Medieval Studies, History, Jewish Studies) 

 

Joshua Michael White (University of Michigan) 

Fatwa Diplomacy: The Ottoman Şeyhülislam as Trans-imperial Intermediary

 

Guillaume Calafat (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

A “Nest of Pirates”? Diplomatic Mediators in 1670s Algiers

 

 

Saturday 26, May  (Nádor 13, Room 001)

 

9:30-11:00     Panel V

Moderator: Niels Gaul (CEU, Medieval Studies)

 

John-Paul Ghobrial (University of Cambridge)

Men Made of Paper: Eastern Christians in the Early Modern Mediterranean World

 

Baki Tezcan (University of California, Davis)

Ibrahim Müteferrika’s Apology for Islam

 

11:30-13:00   Panel VI

Moderator: TBA

Natividad Planas (Université Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand)

A World Upside Down? The Christian Slaves of Algier between the Lord of Koukou and the King of Spain, early 1600s

 

Tijana Krstic (Central European University)

Mediating the Mediators: Moriscos in Ottoman and Western Diplomatic Sources from Istanbul, 1570s-1620s

 

13:00-14:30   Lunch break

 

14:30-16:00   Roundtable and closing remarks