An int'l congress on '2nd Constitution by Ottoman State'

Islamic Research Centre is organising an int'l congress on "The Second Constitution on its Centenary", to be held in Istanbul on 7-10 May 2008.

An int'l congress on '2nd Constitution by Ottoman State'

By Worldbulletin staff

The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Organisation of the Islamic Conference, is organising an international congress on "The Second Constitution/Meşrutiyet on its Centenary", to be held in Istanbul on 7-10 May 2008.

The Second Constitution/Meşrutiyet, proclaimed by the Ottoman State in 1908, was one of the turning points in the history of the Ottoman State and marked the beginning of processes that shaped the geo-political picture of the Middle East and the Balkans. In this congress, the Second Constitution and its aftermath will be analysed from inter-disciplinary perspectives, with regard to the historical background of the Second Constitution, the ensuing intellectual, cultural, literary, artistic etc. developments, and its repercussions ' its immediate and continuing impacts observed in the Muslim world and in the countries with which the Ottoman State held relations. The administrative and political transformations resulting from the process will be highlighted, the results of the ideological and intellectual dynamics involved will be evaluated. It is expected that the congress will bring new focuses into research on the subject, methods and references.

The sessions will be arranged thematically and each paper presentation will be allowed twenty minutes duration. The languages of the congress are English, French, Arabic and Turkish. Translation will be provided. A selection of the papers to be presented will be published as a book.



Main themes

I) Dynamics leading to the proclamation of the Constitution in 1908
1. Formation of the idea of the Constitution in the Muslim world
(ideational currents in the Ottoman Empire, Iran and other regions)
2. Ideational currents and political movements
(e.g. Ottomanism, Islamism, Westernism, Turkism; New Ottomans,
Young Turks, centralization/decentralization)
3. Attempts at reform and renewal


II) The Constitution and its impact
1. The Young Turks movement and proclamation of the Constitution
2. The impact of the proclamation of the Constitution
a) on Ottoman State and society
b) in the Balkans
c) in the Middle East
d) in Central Asia
e) in North Africa


III) Ideological and political developments in the aftermath World War I
1. Movements of nationalism and independence
(in the Muslim world, Turkistan, India, etc.)
2. The ascendancy of ideologies in the Muslim world
(e.g. Socialism, Liberalism, Nationalism)
3. Democratisation processes and political parties
4. Legal developments, rights and liberties






THE SECOND CONSTITUTIONAL PERIOD OF THE OTTOMAN STATE ON ITS CENTENARY

International Congress


PROGRAM


Honorary President

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu


President

Halit Eren


Advisory Board

Şerif Mardin, Khairia Kasmieh, Mehmet İpşirli, Klaus Kreiser, François Georgeon, Azmi Özcan, Tufan Buzpınar, Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu


Organizing Committee

Halit Eren, Zeynep Durukal, Cengiz Tomar, Süleyman Akçeşme


Secretary of Congress

Cengiz Tomar





6 May 2008, Tuesday

Arrival of Participants



7 May 2008, Wednesday

9.30-10.00

Registration of participants and guests



10.30 a.m., Ball Room / Balo Salonu


OPENING CEREMONY


Dr. Halit Eren, Director General, IRCICA


H.E. Prof. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Secretary General, Organisation of the Islamic Conference


H.E. Prof. Mehmet Aydın, Minister of State of the Republic of Turkey


H.E. Dr. Riad Nassan Agha, Minister of Culture of the Syrian Arab Republic


H.E. Dr. Abd al-Karim al-Iryani, Advisor to the President of Yemen Republic




Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Ball Room



Session 1

The Constitutional environment*


Session chair: Halil Cin

14.00-14.20 Nihat Bulut

The importance of the 1908 Constitution from the viewpoint of the development of basic rights and liberties in Turkey


14.20-14.40 Meltem Dikmen Caniklioğlu

The effects of the 1908 Constitution and the constitutional reforms on Ottoman state and society


14.40-15.00 Selami Kılıç

The experience of the 2nd Constitutional Period: the Ottoman intellectuals of the period and the Turkish Reforms


15.00-15.20 Aliyar Demirci

The 2nd Constitutional Regime and answers of the Council of Ministers to the Sultan's opening speeches at the Council viewed from the angle of political culture


15.20-15.50 Discussion

15.50-16.10 Coffee break
Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Ball Room



Session 2

the constitutional environment



Session chair: Leila Fawaz

16.10-16.30 Eyüp Baş

The last chronicler Abdurrahman Şeref Efendi's analysis of the factors leading to the 2nd Constitutional Period


16.30-16.50 Mustafa Lütfi Bilge

The press in Arab countries and its effect leading to the 2nd Constitutional Period


16.50-17.10 Rajab Abdul Munsef Abdul Fettah

Developments leading to the proclamation of the Constitution [for the second time], Westernisation in the Arab provinces


17.10-17.30 Ayhan Ceylan

The Tunisian reformers, and constitutionalism in the New Ottomanist movement


17.30-18.00 Discussion




Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Safir Hall




Session 1

the constitutional environment



Session chair: Yusuf Sarınay


14.00-14.20 Önder Bayır

The 2nd Constitutional Period in the Ottoman Archive documents


14.20-14.40 Erkan Tural

Bureaucratic reform during the 2nd Constitutional Period and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


14.40-15.00 Cevat Kara

A forgotten victorious commander and his sacrificing army: Satı Bey and the Darulmuallimin during the 2nd Constitutional Period


15.00-15.20 Adem Ölmez

Military innovations during the Constitutional Period and the Meclis-i Mehamm-ı Harbiye


15.20-15.50 Discussion
15.50-16.10 Coffee break





Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Safir Hall




Session 2

the 2nd constitutional period in the press and publications



Session chair: Klauss Kreiser


16.10-16.30 Abdullah Şengül

National consciousness in post-constitutional Turkish theater literature

16.30-16.50 Ömer Çakır

Opinions and impressions of authors of the period on the proclamation of the Second Constitutional period


16.50-17.10 Handan İnci


Views on the Second Constitution in the Turkish novel


17.10-17.30 Discussion





Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall




Session 1

the 2nd constitutional period in the press and publications



Session chair: Abdel-Raouf Sinno


14.00-14.20 Muammer Göçmen

The Young Turk press in the spiritual climate of the Second Constitutional Period


14.20-14.40 Mehmet Seyitdanlıoğlu

The Second Constitution as in Takvim-i Vekayi, and the Ottoman pres


14.40-15.00 Ahmet Halaçoğlu

An analysis of the echoes of the proclamation of the Second Constitution in the domestic and foreign press

15.00-15.20 Mefail Hızlı

Reflection of the Second Constitutional process in the medersas of Bursa

15.20-15.50 Discussion
15.50-16.10 Coffee break





Wednesday, 7 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall




Session 2

reflections in society




Session chair: Zekeriya Kurşun


16.10-16.30 Serhat Aslaner

Reflections of the Second Constitutional Period in provinces: the example of Konya


16.30-16.50 Ahmet Gökbel

Press debates on women during the Second Constitutional Period


16.50-17.10 İlbeyi Özer

Social transformations in women's life brought by the proclamation of the Second Constitutional Period


17.10-17.30 Cevdet Kırpık

The effect of the Second Constitutional Period on descendants of the Ottoman dynasty


17.30-18.00 Discussion








Thursday, 8 May 2008 Ball Room



Session 1

echoes and impact in the arab provinces



Session chair: Mehmet İpşirli


9.00-9.20 Khairia Kasmieh

Suriye aydınlarının 1908 Anayasasının ilanına tepkileri


9.20-9.40 Abdulrahim Abuhusayn

"Ottomans Against the Constitution: Mount Lebanon's Christian Attitude to the Reinstatement of the Constitution and the Parliament"



9.40-10.00 Samir Seikaly

"Arab Representatives in the Ottoman Parliament"

10.00-10.20 Leila Fawaz

"Beyroutis in the Period of Ottoman Transition: Two Memoirs"

10.20-10.40 Hasan Kayalı
"Liberty, Equality and Justice in the Ottoman Periphery: Implications of the 1908 Revolution on Politics and Society in the Hijaz"





10.40-11.10 Discussion
11.10-11.20 Coffee break





Thursday, 8 May 2008 Ball Room




Session 2

echoes and impact in the arab provinces



Session chair: Şerif Mardin


11.20-11.40 Abdel-Raouf Sinno
"Turkish Constitution and reaction in Lebanese Journalism"



11.40-12.00 Michael Provence
"Education and Development in Ottoman Greater Syria"



12.00-12.20 Issam Khalifa
الدستور 1908 ردود فعل النخب الثقافية و السياسية علي اعلانه فى بيروت و جبل لبنان 1908-1909


Political and cultural reflections of the 1908 proclamation of the Constitution in Beirut and Jabal Lubnan

12.20-12.40 Michelle Campos

"Making Citizens, Contesting Citizenship in Late Ottoman Palestine"



12.40-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.30 Lunch








Thursday, 8 May 2008 Ball Room




Session 3

echoes and impact in the arab provinces




Session chair: Abdulrahim Abuhusayn


14.30-14.50 Tufan Buzpınar

(Reception of the Constitution in Syria)


14.50-15.10 Odile Moreau

"Young Turk Revolution and Anti-imperialist Resistance Movements in the Muslim Mediterranean"


15.10-15.30 Abdelwahab Shaker

"The impact of the 1908 proclamation of the Constitution on constitutional movements in Egypt and the Maghreb – a comparative study"


15.30-15.50 Abdurrahim Alami
تفاعلات الدستور العثماني الثاني بالمغرب

(Reflections of the Second Constitutional Period in the Maghreb)

15.50-16.20 Discussion
16.20-16.40 Coffee break







Thursday, 8 May 2008 Ball Room




Session 4

echoes and impact in the arab provinces



Session chair: Tufan Buzpınar


16.40-17.00 Salah Oraibi Abbas, Salih Kh. Mohammad
التشريعات الاقتصادية في الدستور العثماني وما بعده واثرها على النشاط التجاري في العراق

(The Ottoman Constitution's provisions relating to economy and their effect on commerce in Irak)

17.00-17.20 Salah Mohamed Salem
"The effects of the Second Constitutional Revolution (1908) in the Ottoman Mosul district)

17.20-17.40 Salih Tunç

(An attempt for autonomy with separatist tendency in Syria after the proclamation of teh Second Constitutional Period, in the light of the Quai D'Orsay documents)


17.40-18.00 Discussion









Thursday, 8 May 2008 Opal Hall



Session 1

legal and content analyses


Session chair: Mehmet Akif Aydın


9.00-9.20 Charles Kurzman
(Meşrutiyet, Mashrutiyat ve ötesi, 1905-1912 Anayasa reformları)


9.20-9.40 Khurram Qadir
"Content Analysis of the Second Constitution of Turkey: Roots of Ottomanism and Islamism from the 13th and 14th Centuries"



9.40-10.00 Ayfer Özçelik

(Non-Muslim members in the Ottoman Parliament and debates on Ottomanism)


10.00-10.20 Kent F. Schull
"Legal Reform in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Rationalization and Centralization of Criminal Law and Punishment during the Second Constitutional Period"


10.20-10.40 Vassiliki Papadimitriou
"The Young Turk revolution: Historiographical Approaches"



10.40–11.10 Discussion
11.10-11.20 Coffee break



Thursday, 8 May 2008 Opal Hall




Session 2

legal and content analyses



Session chair: Hasan Kayalı


11.20-11.40 Halil Cin
(The 1909 reforms in our history of democracy)


11.40-12.00 Ahmet Tabakoğlu

(The financial structure of the Second Constitutional Period)


12.00-12.20 Abdalwahad Mashal
"الافكار الدستورية واثرها في العلاقة بين الدولة والمجتمع في العهد العثماني"

(Reflection of the constitutional movements on relations between state and society during the Ottoman period)

12.20-12.40 Mehmet Okur

(A contribution of the Second Constitutional Period on social organisation: the promulgation of the Law of Organisations)


12.40-13.10 Discussion
13.10-14.30 Lunch








Thursday, 8 May 2008 Opal Hall




Session 3

legal and content analyses


Session chair : Cevdet Küçük


14.30-14.50 Osman Kaşıkçı
(Developments in the field of Civil Law during the Second Constitutional Period)

14.50-15.10 Muharrem Kılıç

(Analysis of the structural transformation foreseen by the Constitution from the viewpoint of constitutional norms)


15.10-15.30 Ercan Balcıoğlu
(Basic human rights and liberties as in the constitutional changes of the Second Constitutional Period)


15.30-15.50 Tahsin Özcan
(Shaykh ul-Islam Pirizade Mehmed Sahib Efendi and his declaration on the constitutional administration)


15.50-16.20 Discussion
16.20-16.50 Coffee break








Thursday, 8 May 2008 Opal Hall




Session 4

echoes and impact in the arab provinces



Session chair: İdris Bostan


16.50-17.10 Adil Baktıaya

(Views of an Arab journalist, whose paper was banned on the first year of the Second Constitutional Period, on the Constitution, the Ottoman State and the Caliphate)


17.10-17.30 Fazıl Bayat
القانون الأساسي وجمعية الإتحاد والترقي في منظور الشيخ محمد رشيد رضا

(The Constitution and the CUP according to Mohammed Rashid Rida)


17.30-17.50 Sinan Marufoğlu

(Attempts of the imperialist European states to provoke the Arabs against the Ottoman State during the Second Constitutional Period)


17.40-18.00 Discussion








Thursday, 8 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall




Session 1

political and ideological currents



Session chair: Khairia Kasmieh


9.00-9.20 Bayram Ali Çetinkaya
(The identity of the intellectual and statesman / bureaucrat of the Constitutional Period)


9.20-9.40 Hüseyin Yılmaz
"Indigenous Foundations of Modern Constitutions in the Ottoman Empire"



9.40-10.00 Kadir Gürler
(The Second Constitutional Period and efforts to legitimize it by means of religious elements)


10.00-10.20 Süleyman Dost
"Representation and Democracy in Islam: Recalling Ali Suavi"


10.20-10.50 Discussion
10.50-11.10 Coffee break









Thursday, 8 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall




Session 2

political and ideological currents




Session chair: Nesimi Yazıcı


11.10-11.30 Teyfur Erdoğdu
(New findings on Turkist currents in the years of Second Constitutional Period)

11.30-11.50 Enes Kabakçı
"Problème des Modèles chez le Jeunes Turcs: L'Ecole Laplacienne versus le Positivisme. Controverses Autour de la Question de Décentralisation à La Veille de 1908"


11.50-12.10 Ergün Yıldırım

(The modernist ideology of the Constitutional Period: Positivism)


12.10-12.30 Namık Sinan Turan
(Reconsideration of the office of the Caliphate amidst the political climate of the Second Constitutional Period)


12.30-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.30 Lunch



Thursday, 8 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall



Session 3

political and ideological currents




Session chair: Feroz Ahmad


14.30-14.50 Nevin Yurdsever Ateş
(A glimpse at the 31 March event in the light of the Salonica extraordinary issue of teh Shura-i Ummet newspaper)


14.50-15.10 Serkan Ünal, Cemal Baltacı
(Political opposition during the Second Constitutional Period)


15.10-15.30 Barış Doster
(The Young Turk movement and the echoes of the Second Constitutional Period in Central Asia and Caucasia, its impact on movements of nationalism and independence)


15.30-15.50 Birgül Koçak

(The New Turan versus the Great Turan: the place of Halide Edip in the Turkism debates of the Second Constitutional Period)


15.50-16.20 Discussion
16.20-16.40 Coffee break




Thursday, 8 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall



Session 4

political and ideological currents



Session chair: Orhan Koloğlu


16.40-17.00 Selçuk Günay
(Şehbenderzade Ahmed of Philipopoli and the Second Constitutonal Period)

17.00-17.20 İsmail Türkoğlu
(Yusuf Akçura's memories of the Second Constitutional Period)


17.20-17.40 Yasemin Avcı
(Drawing the echoes of the proclamation of the Second Constitutional Period from cables of congratulation)


17.40-18.00 Hasan Babacan, Uğur Üçüncü
(Comemorations of the Constitution during the early years of the Republic)

18.00-18.30 Discussion







Friday, 9 May 2008 Ball Room



Session 1

echoes and impact in the arab provinces


Session chair: Mustafa L. Bilge

9.00-9.20 Mahmoud Haddad
لماذا فشل النظام الدستوري العثماني العام 1908؟

(Why did the second Constitution fail?)

9.20-9.40 Khudher Abbas Atwan Al-Deleimi
العرب وازمة البحث عن هوية في اعقاب انتهاء الخلافة العثمانية

(The identity problem of Arabs in the late period of the Ottoman Caliphate)


9.40-10.00 Azmi Özcan
(Echoes of the Second Constitutional Period in the Muslim world)


10.00-10.20 Ali Ahmad Abu Rejaal, Fuad Abd Al Wahhab Al-Shami
تأثير إعلان الدستور العثماني على ولاية اليمن

(Effects of the Constitution in Yemen province)

10.20-10.40 Muhammad Alarnaut
موقف علماء دمشق من اعلان الدستور في 1908 (آل القاسمي نموذجا)

(The attitude of Damascus ulama in the face of the proclamation of the Constitution in 1908)

10.40-11.00 Discussion
11.00-11.10 Coffee break



Friday, 9 May 2008 Ball Room




Session 2

echoes and impact in various regions



Session chair: Abderrahim Benhadda


11.20-11.40 Mujeeb Ahmad
"The Decline of the Ottoman's Empire and the South Asian Barelwis: A Case Study of the Khilafat Movement"


11.40-12.00 Layth Suud Jassim, İman Muhammad Abbas
المشروطية الثانية و أصداؤها في مجلة المنار المصرية

(Second Constitution and its echoes in Al-Manar)

12.00-12.20 Seyni Moumouni
"Effet de la proclamation de la Seconde Constitution de l'Etat Ottoman en Afrique: la présence Ottomane au Tibesti et au Borkou
(1908 –1913)"



12.20-12.40 Assia Benadada
"Archeology of the Moroccan Constitutional Thought and its Inspiration from the Ottoman Constitution"

12.40-13.10 Discussion
13.30-14.30 Lunch





Friday, 9 May 2008 Ball Room




Session 3

echoes and impact in the balkans



Session chair / Oturum Başkanı: Abdullah Uçman


14.30-14.50 Hale Şıvgın
(Proclamation of the Second Constitution in Macedonia and its consequences)


14.50-15.10 Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu
(From committee to Parliament: the Young Turk Revolution and the committees of Macedonia)


15.10-15.30 Numan Aruç
(The effects and contributions of Macedonian internal dynamics towards proclamation of the Second Constitutional Period)


15.30-15.50 Arzu Taşcan
(Organisations established in Macedonia during the Second Constitutional Period and their relations with the Party of Union and Progress)


15.50-16.20 Discussion
16.20-16.40 Coffee break









Friday, 9 May 2008 Ball Room




Session 4

echoes, comparisons: russia, the balkans




Session chair : Halit Eren


16.40-17.00 Abdullah Uçman
(The Komotini event or corrupted elections)


17.00-17.20 Edina Solak
(Proclamation of the Constitution and the Bosnians)


17.20-17.40 İbrahim T. Tatarlı

(An evaluation of the state political and military elite of the Ottoman Empire in teh eyes of the Bulgarian officer of the General Staff Colonel Dimitir Azmanov


17.40-18.00 Ayna Askarova
(Comparison of the Constitutional regime in Tzarist Russia and in the Ottoman State)


18.00-1830 Discussion








Friday, 9 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall



Session 1

echoes and impact in asia



Session chair : Michael Provence

9.00-9.20 Ahmad Khan

"Khilafat Movement in Indian Subcontinent: A Select Bibliography of Related Material Preserved in National Archives of Pakistan"


9.20-9.40 Kazi Sufior Rahaman
"Political Activities and Popular Outcry among the Muslims of Bengal (India) in question of Turkey (1908-1924): An Archives Report"


9.40-10.00 Naseem Ahmad Shah
"The Ottoman Constitution of 1908 and its Impact on the Movement of Nationalism and Independence of India"

10.00-10.20 Omar Khalidi
"Ottoman Constituonalism and Its Impact in Indian Freedom Movement"



10.20-10.40 Sk. Ishtiaque Ahmad
"Impact of Ottoman State's 1908 Constitutional Proclamation on the Indian Nationalism and Independence Movement"


10.40-11.10 Discussion
11.10-11.20 Coffee break /
Friday, 9 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall



Session 2

echoes and impact in iran




Session chair: Ali Ahmad Abu Rejaal

11.20-11.40 Mohannad Mubaideen
(Comparison of the Constitutoanl Period in the Ottoman State and in Iran)


11.40-12.00 Rahim Reis Nia

(The Iranian Constitutional Reform and the proclamation of the Constitution in Turkey. Relations between the two revolutions)


12.00-12.20 Hassan Hazrati
"A Comparative Study of Parliamentary Prerogatives in the Constitution of the Iranian Constitutional Movement and the Ottoman Second Constitution"


12.20-12.40 Melike Sarıkçıoğlu
(Relations between the Ottoman and Iranian Constitutions)


12.40-13.00 Carimo Mohomed
(El-Afgani, İslamcılık ve İran'daki 1905-1906 Meşrutiyet devrimi)


13.00-13.30 Discussion
13.30-14.30 Lunch





Friday, 9 May 2008 Turkuaz Hall




Session 3

echoes and impact: europe, usa




Session chair: Azmi Özcan


14.30-14.50 Orhan Koloğlu
(Europe's reaction against the Second Constitutional proclamation)


14.50-15.10 Necmettin Alkan
(The breaking point in Ottoman-German relations: the 1908 Young Turk Revolution and German press)


15.10-15.30 Cemal Güven

(Proclamation fo the Second Constitutional Period and American public opinion / 23 July–17 December 1908)


15.30-15.50 Halil Ersin Avcı
(The developments of the Second Constitutional Period according to the 1908 annual report on Turkey of the British Ambassador Sir Gerard Lowther)l


15.50-16.30 Discussion
16.30-16.50 Coffee break



Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC),
Research Center for Islamic History,
Art and Culture (IRCICA)

Barbaros Bulvarı, Yıldız Sarayı, Seyir Köşkü,
34349 Beşiktaş, Istanbul-Turkey

Phone: +90 212 259 17 42
Fax: +90 212 258 43 65

E-mail: ircica@ircica.org
Web-site: www.ircica.org

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