Salt Galata hosts discussions on architecture
Zeynep Çelik will engage in a conversation with Edhem Eldem on the study and writing of history, using her recent Turkish publicationZeynep Çelik will engage in a conversation with Edhem Eldem on the study and writing of history, using her recent Turkish publication “İmparatorluk, Mimari ve Kent: Osmanlı Fransız Karşılasmaları, 1830-1914” (SALT, 2012) as a launch pad on Sept. 13.
Focusing mainly on the late Ottoman Empire, but taking other comparable contexts into consideration as well, Çelik and Eldem will discuss theoretical, methodological and empirical issues pertaining to the history of visual culture, architecture and cities.
The issues that will be addressed include interdisciplinary research, interpretation, documents, their uses and abuses, approaches to historiography, shifting vocabularies and trends. By opening the discussion to the audience, Çelik and Eldem hope to turn the event into an open forum to underline key developments and problems in the discipline.