The 31st March incident: Political élites faced with conflict during the Young Turk period

Paper presented at: Ottomans/Turks in Conflict, 1800-2010: New Approaches, Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar at Columbia University, New York, April 2011 « Il est, dans l’état présent de nos sociétés, inévitable que les diverses classes aient des intérêts opposés et prennent conscience de leurs antagonismes. Le malheur de la patrie commence quand la légitimité de ces heurts n’est…

The 1908 Young Turk revolution: an unfinished revolution?

* Paper presented at: From Rebellion to Revolution: Dynamics of Political Change, 16th Berlin Roundtables organized by the Irmgard Coninx Stiftung, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and Humboldt University, Berlin, 17-20 October 2012 A lot of controversy surrounds the revolution that broke out in the Ottoman Empire in July 1908, known as the Young Turk…

The Ottoman Parliament’s interpretation of the 1909 events: a manifestation of irtica?

Paper presented at: Adana 1909: History, Memory and Identity from a Hundred Year Perspective, Conference organized by Boğaziçi, Sabancı and Bilgi Universities, the Hrant Dink Foundation and the Gomidas Institute, Istanbul, November 2009 One of the things that distinguish the Adana massacres from other, similar episodes in Ottoman history, is the fact that they were…