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CIRR-HTIR colloquium - ILKAY YILMAZ (Free University Berlin): 'Shakir Pasha: Political Geography, Reform and Security in the Ottoman Eastern Provinces (1895-1899)'

When:Tu 04-04-2023 17:00 - 19:00
Where:Room 1312.00130, Harmonie building

Research colloquium of the theme group History and Theory of International Relations.

For further information, contact Dr. Tilman Lanz: t.lanz


This study analyzes the re-making of the political geography of the Ottoman eastern provinces between 1895-1899, after the Memorandum of Great Powers in 1895, by examining the relationship between internal colonialization and security policies. This study reconsiders the interplay between European colonial technics and Ottoman internal colonialism by discussing technics of administration and institutional memory of security.

Using archival documents, this work explores the reports and proposals of Shakir Pasha, the General Inspectorate of Anatolia, to analyze the construction of the political geography in a borderland as part of the security infrastructure which came along with long-term violence toward the Armenian community.