april, 2022

15apr1:10 pm- 3:00 pmAdab Colloquium: The Art of Conversation in the Ottoman Empire (Discussant: A. Tunç Şen)

Event Details

Adab Colloquium with Helen Pfeifer, University Lecturer in Early Ottoman History, University of Cambridge and Discussant Tunç Şen, Assistant Professor, Columbia University

The Art of Conversation in the Ottoman Empire

Today, we often associate adab with the written word. However, in the pre-modern period, the true adib, or litterateur, was one who could perform the literary tradition. This session examines the expectations for gentlemanly conversation in the Ottoman Empire, and how these shaped relations between Turkish speakers and Arabic speakers in the sixteenth century.

Learn more about the Adab Colloquium at MEI here.

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(Friday) 1:10 pm - 3:00 pm