POST-COLONIAL CRITICISM AND MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS IN THE LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: THE CASE OF İZMİR / SMYRNA
Assistant Professor, History Department
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
Friday, May 20; 4:00
5835 S. Greenwood Ave.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Armenian Students Association at the University of Chicago present
Armenians in Turkey 100 Years Ago: Presentation on the historic postcards documenting the lives of Armenians in Ottoman Empire (1900-1910)
By Turkish author and publisher OSMAN KOKER
Monday, May 16
5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Reception to follow
Köker came to international attention in 2005 when he organized an exhibition titled “My Dear Brother” in Istanbul presenting photographs of Armenian life in Ottoman Turkey, drawn from a large collection of postcards owned by the collector Orlando Calumeno. Since then, the exhibition has also been mounted in Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Valence, Paris, Geneva, London and Yerevan. Founder and editor-in-chief of Birzamanlar (Once Upon a Time) Publication, Köker publishes books about Turkey’s multicultural society, and how that structure vanished over time. He was one of the founders of the Minority Rights Watching Committee in the Human Rights Association (1993) and has been one of the contributors of various initiatives on minority rights in Turkey since then.