CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS and LECTURES
- “18. Yüzyıl Sonuda İstanbul’da Yeniçeri-Esnaf İlişkileri,” Uluslararası Osmanlı Çalışmaları Konferansı I: Yeniçeriler, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, May 25, 2015.
- “Intelligence in the Late Ottoman Empire,” Intelligence in World History c. 1500-1918, German Historical Institute, London, 6-8 February 2014.
- Invited Lecture, “The Coffeehouse,” October 17, 2012, Orient-Institut Istanbul.
- Invited Lecture, “Tyranny Illustrated: From Petition to Rebellion in Ottoman Vranje,” March 30, 2012, CUNY Center for Humanities.
- Invited Lecture, “A Profile of Labor Force in Late Eighteenth-century Istanbul,” December 7, 2010. Sabancı Üniversity, İstanbul, Turkey.
- “18. Yüzyıl Sonu Esnaf Sayımları,” Osmanlı’dan Cumhuriyete Esnaf ve Ticaret, Yıldız Technical University, October 15, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
- “Ottoman Coffeehouses in Comparative Perspective: Leisure, Sociability and Surveillance,” European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop, The Origins of Modern Mass Culture: European Leisure in a Comparative Perspective 1660-1870, September 16-19, 2010, Gregynog, Newtown, Wales, UK.
- Invited Lecture, “News and Popular Opinions in Mid-Nineteenth Century Ottoman İstanbul,” Zentrum Moderner Institute, January 12, 2009, Berlin, Germany.
- “Toplumsal Denetim ve İstatistik: Esnaf Kefalet Defterleri Işığında III. Selim İktidarı,” Nizâm-ı Kadîm”den “Nizâm-ı Cedîd’e: Ölümünün 200. Yılında III. Selim ve Dönemi, December 22-23, 2008. İslam Araştırmaları Merkezi (İSAM), 2008, Istanbul, Turkey.
- “Constituting the Public in the Ottoman Empire,” European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop, Historical Trajectories of Contemporary Societies: The Development of Civil Society in Europe from the Middle Ages until Today, November 12-14, 2009, Antwerp, Belgium.
- Invited Lecture, “19.Yüzyıl Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nda Kamusal'ın İnşası,” March 20, 2008. Sabancı Üniversity, İstanbul, Turkey.
- “The Invention of Corruption: Tanzimat, Criminal Law and the Bureaucracy,” New Approaches to the Nineteenth-century Middle East and Balkans – The Construction of the Ottoman State, January 13-14, Chiba University, Japan.
- “Law, Crime and Politics of Punishment in 19th Century Ottoman Empire,” The Second World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES-2), June 11-16, 2006, Amman , Jordan.
- “Popular Opinions on Mehmet Ali Pasha in Istanbul,” Mohamed Ali and the World, November 15-17, 2005, Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.
- “The Trial of Husrev Pasha: Corruption, Law, and Taming the Buraucracy,” The Mediterranean and the Ottoman Empire, September 28 - October 1, 2005, 10th International Congress of Economic and Social History of Turkey, Venice, Italy.
- Invited Lecture, “Popular Opinions in the Ottoman Empire: From Surveillance to Denunciation,” Oxford European Studies Seminars/Lectures, April 28, 2005, Oxford University, St. Antony’s College, England.
- “City, Space, Surveillance: Considerations on 19th Century Ottoman Historiography,” Social History of Port Cities, January 23-26, 2004, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin / Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Germany.
- “Public Opinion, Surveillance, and the Question of Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire,” The Beirut Conference on Public Spheres, October 22-24, 2004, the SSRC Program on the Middle East and North Africa and the Center for Behavioral Research at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
- “Balkan Nationalisms and the Ottoman Empire: Views from Istanbul Streets,” The Ottoman Empire and the Rise of Balkan Nationalisms, 1789-1832: Conflict of Interests, Transformation, Adaptation, University of Crete, December 13-14, 2003, Rethymnon, Greece.
- “Janissary-Esnaf Relations in Early Nineteenth-Century Istanbul,” the 35th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, November 17-21, 2001, San Francisco, USA.
- “Coffeehouses and Spies: Popular Opinions in the Mid-nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire,” paper presented at Middle East History and Theory Workshop, October 31, 2001, University of Chicago.
- The European and American Young Scholars' Summer Institute 2001/2002: Public Spheres and Muslim Identities, Berlin (Germany), July 15, 2001 to July 28, 2001 and Dartmouth College (USA), August 4, 2002 to August 17, 2002. Sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation/ the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Social Science Research Council (New York) and the institutes for advanced studies in Princeton (USA), Research Triangle Park (USA), Stanford (USA), Uppsala (S), and Wassenaar (NL).
- “Artisans and Workers, ‘Guilds’ and Unions: Rethinking Labor History in the Ottoman 'Long Nineteenth Century’,” New York University, March 24-25, 2001, USA.
- “Coffeehouses as Information Spheres: Rumor and Popular Opinions in Istanbul in the 1840s,” Cultural History Workshop, November 7, 2000, Department of History, Purdue University, USA.
- “Ottoman State and Governmentality: Policing the Public Space (1790-1900)” the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, December 3-6, 1998, Chicago, USA.
- “The World of Istanbul Coffeehouses and Public Baths: Sociability, Construction of Identities, and the Question of Public Sphere in 18th and 19th century Ottoman Empire,” Gendered (Re)Visions: Identity, Culture & Conflict in History, Graduate Student Conference, May 10-11, 1996, Binghamton University, USA.
- “Coffeehouses and Public Baths in Ottoman Society: Towards the Formation of a Public Sphere?,” the 11th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference, April 26, 1996, University of Chicago, USA.
- Participant at International Workshop on Human Rights, sponsored by Frederich Neumann Foundation of Germany, March 11-26, 1992, Lisbon, Portugal.