Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

HART 508 - LIVING IN THE CITY

Long Title: LIVING IN THE CITY IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Seminar combines primary and secondary sources to explore the urban experiences of Ottoman men and women in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Looking at several cities including Istanbul, Izmir, Salonika, Damascus, Aleppo and Alexandria, we will discuss such issues as neighborhood and community life, public spaces and recreational culture perceptions of space, urban institutions, Muslim and non-Muslim relations, migration and marginality, violence and death. Reading knowledge of French and /or Turkish helpful but not necessary. For each lecture, Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these readings to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional every two or three weeks to discuss interpretive and methodological problems and ideas associated with the readings. Graduate Students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester. Cross-list: ARCH 518, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 308. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 508 if student has credit for HART 308.