NIT, Istanbul, Turkey
8 Nov 15:00 - 18:00
This workshop, convened by Nicola Verderame (University of Naples “L'Orientale”), will bring together scholars who study water supply in Ottoman cities from the angle of pious foundations. Water supply, with its ideological scaffolding based in Islamic philanthropy, had offered the Ottoman ruling elite the opportunity to showcase their care for the well-being of the subjects, and had crystallized the hierarchies of power within the court. The workshop will explore the social impact of water-related pious foundations not only as an economic and institutional tool, but also as a mechanism of display of Islamic piety and generosity.
You may read the abstracts and speakers' bios here.