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This is the third session of the ACES online lecture series Decolonising Europe in International Politics. In this third session the history of Euro-Ottoman relations will be revisited to understand and analyse perceptions, attitudes and interactions in topics of Islam, democracy and capitalism. The speakers will discuss European reactions to the abolishment of the Caliphate, reflect on discursive continuities between the past and the present, the Arab Uprisings and debate the origins of capitalism.

Event details of Decolonising Europe #3: Rethinking European-Ottoman Encounters
Date 1 July 2020
Time 15:00 -16:00

About the speakers

Senem Aydın-Düzgit  is Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Sabancı University and Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator at the Istanbul Policy Center. Her main research interests include European foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, EU-Turkey relations, discourse studies and identity in international relations and particularly in European foreign policy.

Cemal Burak Tansel is Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics & International Relations of the University of Sheffield. His research focuses on the historical sociology of state formation and capitalist development in the Middle East and the political economy of development.


About the Decolonising Europe in International Politics lecture series

What is Europe’s place in the world in 2020? Both societal and academic debates have brought up this question. Increasingly, scholars have turned to decolonial studies to rethink Europe’s place and to answer this important question. The call for decolonisation has opened up diverse reactions and debates from different disciplines. This online series provides an opportunity for engaging with different scholars and academic debates in decolonialism, and to reflect and learn more about a variety of approaches and topics. During the online seminars we will  address questions such as: What does ‘decolonising Europe’ mean? Why and how did the decolonialising research agenda emerge? What new research avenues do decolonial approaches bring? In what ways does decolonial thinking make visible academic and societal issues and topics that have not received adequate attention so far? How can we work with decolonial methodologies and theories in our daily research activities?

The series will cover interventions by academics from different institutions around the world to critically engage with our understanding of Europe, for example in international relations, political sociology and political economy. The series will give the audience the opportunity to ask questions to established scholars in this field, explore decolonial literature and research, and to reflect on the broader societal and political stakes of rethinking Europe’s place in the world.

Series conveners: Beste İşleyen and Tasniem Anwar

Find the other sessions

The first part of the series consists of five session: four panels and one book launch. These sessions will have broader topics and are designed to set the stage for the second part of the series. The second part will start in September with lectures, panels and book launches. 

The sessions will be published on YouTube. 

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