"Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires" Panel Discussion

Department: Armenian Studies

Date and Time: October 27, 2021 | 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

Event Location: Zoom

Event Details

Please join us on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 9:30 - 11:30 am PDT via Zoom for a panel discussion inspired by the newly published Age of Rogues: Rebels, Revolutionaries, and Racketeers at the Frontiers of Empires (University of Edinburgh Press, 2021).

Register here for this webinar: (https://uci.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dUrWMUprQC2Jqu_5NYHjJA)

Age of Rogues engages with themes of historical and cultural legacies, contentious interactions within imperial regimes, and the biographical trajectory of men and women who challenged the political status quo of their time. Rebels, revolutionaries, and racketeers played central roles in the violent process of imperial disintegration as it unfolded in the frontiers of the Ottoman, Habsburg, Romanov, and Qajar empires. The book and panel highlight the history of these transgressive actors from the late-nineteenth century to the interwar years. This time was marked by similar, if not shared, revolutionary experiences and repertoires of contention across the connected geography of the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus. Panelists will discuss these themes with a focus on Armenians.

“Conceptualizing the Age of Rogues”
Alp Yenen, Assistant Professor at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

"Gendered Narratives of Transgressive Politics: Recovering Revolutionary Rubina"
Houri Berberian, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies, UCI

“Chemistry of Revolution: Naum Tyufekchiev and the Trajectories of Revolutionary Violence in Late Ottoman Europe”
Ramazan Hakki Öztan, Assistant Professor at the Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Bogazici University, Istanbul

"The Abode of Sedition: Resistance, Repression, and Revolution in Sasun, 1891–1904"
Toygun Altintas, EUME fellow of the Alexander von Humoldt foundation at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin

This event is part of The Vahe and Armine Meghrouni Lecture Series and is presented by UCI Center for Armenian Studies and co-sponsored by the UCI Department of History and UCI Global Middle East Studies.