'Translating Empire: Ottomans, Venetians, and Dragomans in Early Modern Istanbul'

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Royce Hall Conf/Seminar - - Herbert Morris Seminar Room 306

Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms Lecture: E. Natalie Rothman (University of Toronto)

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies
(310) 206-8552



Additional Information

E. Natalie Rothman's lecture explores the dynamics and mechanics of the “translation of empire” as articulated in Venetian-Ottoman diplomatic relations in the seventeenth century.

Focusing on dragomans, or diplomatic interpreters who worked in the service of the Venetian consulate in Istanbul, the lecture aims to specify the modalities of knowledge production unique to this professional group.

This event is part of the Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms series, sponsored by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Transformational Support in the Humanities, and is hosted by the UCLA Early Modern Research Group.

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