This volume analyzes historical processes of mobility by focusing on material objects. Mobility – as a shorthand for various related processes such as migration, transfer, entanglement and translation – involves human actors, immaterial elements such as ideas and knowledge, but also objects in various forms and functions. For example, as material infrastructures they are the basis for transport and travel; as goods they are the object and purpose of trade or gift exchange. By focusing on the way objects determined certain processes of mobility and how their social meaning and materiality was transformed in these processes, we hope to gain deeper insight into the historical relations between the Ottoman Empire, Eastern Europe, and Persia.
- Arkadiusz Blaszczyk (Hg.)
- Arkadiusz Blaszczyk is a historian specializing on the history of the northern Black Sea and the Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern Period and works as a scientific Assistant at the Univerity of Giessen.
- Robert Born (Hg.)
- Dr Robert Born is an art historian specializing on Eastern Europe and works as a scientific Assistant at the University of Leipzig.
- Florian Riedler (Hg.)
- Dr Florian Riedler is a historian with a focus on the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire. At present, he is the scientific coordinator of the priority program Transottomanica at the Universitiy of Leipzig.