Between the Empire and the Nation-State: New Histories of Refugee Regimes in Europe and the Middle East

Humanities, Lecture, Public, Morningside
Event Location: 
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219
Date from: 
2019-04-04 12:15:00
Date to: 
2019-04-04 13:15:00

Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a conversation with Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky (Harriman Institute) and Philipp Ther (University of Vienna/NYU).

The speakers will discuss their own research and new directions in the history of ethnic cleansing and refugee regimes: VIadimir’s book-in-progress on resettlement of Muslim refugees from Russia in the Ottoman Empire (1860-1914) and Philipp Ther’s forthcoming book The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe since 1492 (Princeton University Press).

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Harriman Institue. A historian of the modern Middle East and the Ottoman Empire, with a focus on transnational migration, he specializes in the Ottoman Levant, Balkans, and Anatolia, as well as the Greater Caucasus prior to World War I. At the Harriman Institute, Vladimir is working on his book manuscript, titled An Empire of Refugees: Muslim Immigrants, Ottoman ‘Homeland’, and Global Hijra. It examines the resettlement of Muslim refugees from Russia in the Ottoman Empire between 1860 and 1914.

Philipp Ther is Professor of Central European History at the University of Vienna, where he also guides the Research Cluster for the History of Transformations (RECET). Three of his monographs have been published in English: Europe since 1989: A history (the German original was awarded with the non-fiction bookprize of the Leipzig bookfare); The Dark Side of Nation: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe, and Center Stage: Operatic Culture and Nation Building in 19th Century Central Europe. In the fall of 2019 his current book The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe since 1492 will be published by Princeton University Press.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Carly Jackson by sending email to or by calling 212 854 6217.

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Carly Jackson
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:15