History Talks: "A Journey from Food History to World History through Ottoman Tastes"
History Talks are organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Department of History.
Speaker: İklil Selçuk (Özyeğin University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences )
Date: November 20, 2018
Place: santralistanbul Campus, Seyfi Arkan Building-Z05
It is possible to discuss the different dimensions of food culture through the different products cultivated and brought to table in the Ottoman lands. The stages of production and provisioning of food were closely related to the institutions of market inspection and guilds. The search the processes of the production, control and consumption of foods that brightened the Ottoman tables demonstrate that the studies on food history emerge as a meaningful meeting point of Ottoman history with world history. İklil Selçuk will present her work on Ottoman food history through this perspective.
The seminar will be given in Turkish.
İklil Selçuk received her Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University in 2009. Since 2012, she has been teaching at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Özyeğin University.