Historisches Seminar 

Curriculum Vitae

1972

Geboren in Herford

1992-1998

Studium der Geschichte und Philosophie in Essen

1998-2002

Promotion an der School of Oriental and African Studies, London zum Thema "Opposition to the Tanzimat State. Conspiracy and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire, 1859-1878"

2002-2003

Lehrbeauftragter SOAS

2003-2004

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Orient-Institut der Deutschen Morgenländischen Ge-sellschaft in Istanbul

2006-2009

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

2012-2013

Lehrstuhlvertretung Außereuropäische Geschichte an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

2011-2017

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am ZMO im Kompetenznetzwerk "Phantomgrenzen in Ostmitteleuropa"

2017-2020

Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator im DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm "Transottomanica" an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

seit 4/2020

Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator im DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm "Transottomanica" an der Universität Leipzig

Forschungsthema

  • Infrastrukturgeschichte: Straßen- und Eisenbahnbau im Osmanischen Reich, städtische Infrastrukturen
  • Stadtgeschichte: Städte auf dem osmanischen Balkan, Hafenstädte im Mittelmeerraum, Geschichte Istanbuls, urban governance, urbaner Kosmopolitismus, städtische Erinnerungskultur
  • Migrationsgeschichte: Arbeitsmigration im vormodernen Europa und im Osmanischen Reich, wirtschaftliche und politische Ursachen von Migration

Aktuelles Forschungsprojekt

Projektbeschreibung:

In the second half of the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire redefined its connections with the world by modernising already existing transport infrastructures such as roads and introducing new transport technologies such as railways and steam shipping. The project will explore the imprint this modernisation of infrastructure had on transottoman connectivity with East-Central Europe by focusing on the Lower Danube. This area that was regulated by the International Danube Commission was in the focus of international investors and, after the creation of the Ottoman Danube Province in 1862, also a priority area of Ottoman reform policies. I am particularly interested in the way different economic and political priorities of Ottoman and non-Ottoman actors as well as their mental maps were defined and negotiated in planning processes and the realisation of infrastructure projects. In this respect Ottoman actors such as politicians and officials, but also local elites and merchants that expressed their needs and wishes through petitions to the government, will be in the focus. Overall, the history of transport infrastructures offers the opportunity to describe the transformation of mobility spaces in an age of rapid modernisation and, at the same time, to stay receptive to older forms of entanglements between the Ottoman world and East-Central Europe. It is a central thesis of the project that infrastructural modernisation not only followed the logic of European imperialist penetration, but was also influenced by Ottoman dynamics.

http://www.transottomanica.de/research/projriedler

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letzte Änderung: 04.03.2020 

Florian Riedler

Florian Riedler

Historisches Seminar
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