Meet Anna Kollatz

Interviewer: Which discipline or field do you come from? I am a professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Heidelberg University. My “academic roots” are in literary studies, especially narratology, and in the (social) history of the Arabic and Persianate parts of the so-called “Islamic World”. After having worked in several transdisciplinary projects, e.g. on transcultural… Continue reading Meet Anna Kollatz

Event report – Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context (25 / 26 March 2024)

Time really flies! It has almost passed a month since the second conference of our working group with a specific focus on caricatures as a sphere of communication in the late and post-Ottoman context – this time in beautiful Istanbul! We will be publishing the abstracts of presentations separately on our blog, so without delving… Continue reading Event report – Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context (25 / 26 March 2024)

Cartoon of the Day 2: Finland and immigration fears over a hundred years ago

by Juho Korhonen, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Turku, Finland Cartoon caption: ”When socialists have the majority in the parliament” Published on 11th of June 1908 in the Velikulta satirical magazine Immigration and refugees continue to flare up political emotions and continue to be instrumentalized as political weapons in Europe and in Finland.… Continue reading Cartoon of the Day 2: Finland and immigration fears over a hundred years ago

Final Program: Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context (25 / 26 March 2024)

Our Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context is fast approaching! You can find the final informations about the workshop and the link for online registration here: Date: 25 / 26 March 2024 Venue: Karikatür Evi, Kadıköy / Istanbul Organized by Dr. Veruschka Wagner (University of Bonn /… Continue reading Final Program: Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context (25 / 26 March 2024)

New Publication from Elif Kiraz

Elif Kiraz, Osmanlı Mizah Basınının Başlangıcı: Ermeni Harfli Türkçe Mizah Gazetesi Zvarcakhos “Latifeci” (1856), Libra Kitap, İstanbul, 2024, 147 s. Elif Kiraz, The Beginning of Ottoman Humor Press: Zvarcakhos “Joker” Turkish Humor Periodical in Armenian Script (1856), Libra Kitap, İstanbul, 2024, 147 p. This book is about Ottoman humor periodical Zvarcakhos (Զուարճախօս)“Joker” with varying title transliterations as Zvarcakhos, Zuarçakhos or Zvarcahos. Published in… Continue reading New Publication from Elif Kiraz

Imagined Discontinuities

Dr. Veruschka Wagner is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and currently a scholarship holder of the Argelander Mobility Grant at the University of Bonn. From September 2023 to August 2024, she will be researching caricatures in Istanbul’s archives and libraries. In her research project entitled “Imagined Discontinuities,” she is investigating processes of social change in the period around the founding of the Turkish Republic. Using caricatures from various… Continue reading Imagined Discontinuities

What’s so funny? Caricature as a Sphere of Communication in the Late and Post-Ottoman Context 

Project title: What’s so funny? Caricature as a Sphere of Communication in the Late and Post-Ottoman Context Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Anna Kollatz, Heidelberg University Dr. Veruschka Wagner, Bonn University / Bilgi University Istanbul  The research project aims to examine Arabic and Turkish/Ottoman caricatures from the late Ottoman and post-Ottoman contexts from different angles, both as outcomes and as drivers of… Continue reading What’s so funny? Caricature as a Sphere of Communication in the Late and Post-Ottoman Context 

Representation of Women in Humor Magazines at the Beginning of the Turkish Multi-Party Era: Cases of Boşboğaz (Bigmouth) (1945) and Bıldırcın (Quail) (1947)

Project title: Representation of Women in Humor Magazines at the Beginning of the Turkish Multi-Party Era: Cases of Boşboğaz (Bigmouth) (1945) and Bıldırcın (Quail) (1947) Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma Fulya Tepe, İstanbul Aydın University Project advisor: Dr. Veruschka Wagner, Bonn University Keywords: humour magazines, women’s representation, male gaze  Summary: Although the issue of women in media has been problematized in the West since… Continue reading Representation of Women in Humor Magazines at the Beginning of the Turkish Multi-Party Era: Cases of Boşboğaz (Bigmouth) (1945) and Bıldırcın (Quail) (1947)

Call for Papers: Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context (Istanbul, 25. March 2024)

Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context Istanbul, 25. March 2024 Organized by Dr. Veruschka Wagner (University of Bonn / Bilgi University Istanbul) and Prof. Dr. Anna Kollatz (University of Heidelberg) The late- and post-Ottoman time, which is determined by upheavals and change and which was influenced by… Continue reading Call for Papers: Workshop on Caricatures as a Sphere of Communication in the Late- and Post-Ottoman Context (Istanbul, 25. March 2024)

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