About Antiquities: A Book and its Aftermath by Professor Zeynep Celik

Sponsored by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies University Seminars at Columbia University

Thursday, December 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Columbia University

Faculty House

64 Morningside Drive

New York, NY 10027

Join Dr. Zeynep Çelik, distinguished professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University and adjunct professor at Columbia University, for a discussion on her book entitled About Antiquities which examines the competing claims and aspirations of museums, government officials, archaeologists, and excavation laborers to shed new light on the role of archaeology in empire-building around the turn of the twentieth century.

Professor Çelik has received numerous fellowships, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2004), American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1992, 2004, 2011), and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2012).  Her publications include The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century (1986-winner of the Institute of Turkish Studies Book Award, 1987); Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule (1997); Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914 (2008-winner of the Society of Architectural Historians Spiro Kostof Book Award, 2010), 

For more information on this event and to RSVP, please contact Ms. Zeinab Azarbadegan at zaa2117@columbia.edu.