東文研セミナー "The Ottoman Postal System: An Infrastructural History"のお知らせ

 東京大学東洋文化研究所では、この度、カリフォルニア大学ロサンジェルス校のコー・チュンヒ Koh Choon Hwee先生をお招きして、東文研セミナー "The Ottoman Postal System: An Infrastructural History" を下記の要領で開催することになりました。

日時:2023年4月3日(月) 15:30〜17:00


講師:Koh Choon Hwee (UCLA)

題目:The Ottoman Postal System: An Infrastructural History


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Like its Roman and Mongol predecessors, the horse-run Ottoman postal system was a sprawling infrastructure essential for everyday imperial affairs. Unlike them, however, it left behind a sea of paper documentation that tracked its mundane operations and traced its strategic reforms. Based on this uniquely rich archive, this book project follows eight small-scale actors across its chapters—The Courier, The Decree, The Bookkeeper, The Postmaster, The Villager, The Tatar, The Credit Voucher, and The Horse. It offers a history of the Ottoman Empire as a single, meaningful unit, in stark contrast to the fragmented landscape today of its more than thirty-five successor nation-states. This is a story about the lands from Belgrade to Baghdad, Crimea to Cairo, circa 1600 to 1900––a vast area once home to a united infrastructure that brought together diverse imperial subjects to serve a now forgotten Ottoman social order.

このセミナーは科研費基盤研究(B)「オスマン帝国における社会階層とジェンダーに関する国際共同研究」(20H01322) の支援を受けて開催されます。

連絡先:秋葉淳(東洋文化研究所 j-akiba[at]

登録者 :秋葉・田川
掲載期間:20230311 - 20230403
当日期間:20230403 - 20230403