This episode explores debates about aesthetics, headwear, and dress in interwar Algeria and Turkey. Why did hats and hijabs generate so much debate among Algerian thinkers, both men and women? How did expectations about what men would wear on their heads carry different political connotations than similar debates about women’s head coverings? This episode takes up the role of dress and comportment in shaping Algerian conversations about colonialism, feminism, and Islamic reform, as well as the importance of a “Turkish model” in interwar Algerian debates. Listen more Podcast originally published on Ottoman History Podcast
Workshop Report and Podcast (4/4) Beyond the post(-)colonial?/ Au-delà du post(-)colonial? 12 September 2017 School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth. Convenors: Professor Margaret Majumdar and Dr Ed Naylor. The third and final audio recording of the workshop proceedings is now available. The podcast lasts around 90 minutes and covers the second panel, entitled ‘The postcolonial beyond academia’, as well as the closing round-table discussion. Chair: Natalya Vince/ Speakers: Jodi Burkett (Portsmouth), Itay Lotem (Westminster), Olivia Rutazibwa (Portsmouth), Mohammed Saad (UWE) Please note, Natalya Vince’s introductory remarks were unfortunately missed by the recording -the podcast therefore begins with Jodi Burkett’s presentation. The full programme and a presentation of the workshop can be found here.