Christopher Markiewicz, University of Birmingham, UK
Editorial Advisory Board:
Amila Buturović, York University, Canada
Emine Fetvacı, Boston University, USA
Joshua M. White, University of Virginia, USA
Stefan Winter, The Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
The Ottoman Empire sat at the crux between Asia, Africa, and Europe and connected systems of trade, politics, and culture across continents. It also contained diverse worlds within it through the many peoples, languages, and religions its imperial frame encompassed. These worlds of the Ottoman Empire informed the expanding horizons of the early modern period both through its internal dynamics and far-flung interactions.
Kadim is a peer-reviewed journal specializing in Ottoman studies. The journal, published twice a year (April and October), welcomes submissions for the fourth issue. It aims to provide an open-source academic platform for researchers worldwide to share their work in the field of Ottoman Studies. Kadim encourages a critical approach and aims to publish high-quality works of varied disciplines, thus contributing to the field’s expansion and development. We welcome original research articles, research notes, critical editions and translations of primary sources, book and conference reviews, dissertation abstracts, academic translations, interviews, biographical and bibliographical articles, and obituaries.
This presentation will discuss the politics of collecting and display in the late Ottoman context and will focus on different collections that were held and displayed at three royal pavilions in the Topkapi Palace: The Fatih Kiosk, the Privy Chamber, and the Tiled Pavilion. The functions of all three pavilions, originally built by Mehmed II (the Conqueror) in the 15th century, have changed within centuries and they ended up housing various royal collections and treasuries. By the 19th century, these pavilions –and the collections within– were being visited by diverse audiences; and different display techniques were adopted that conveyed multiple narratives of modernity, tradition, heritage, dynastic continuity, and authority.
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