Online Open Lecture Series 2020/21

Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education is pleased to be hosting the Online Open Lecture Series 2020/21.

Thursday 3 December, at 6pm

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The free-to-attend Open Lecture Series established back in 2010, has welcomed many speakers from around the world to present here in Dundee- one of Scotland’s most diverse, modern and dynamic cities. These events are highly regarded within the community and play an important role in the College’s mission to establish bridges and build connections between different communities and societies.

As we look forward to the upcoming series, we are delighted to introduce guest speaker Professor Murat R. Şiviloğlu, Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, as he presents ‘The Emergence of Public Opinion in the Ottoman Empire (1826-1876)’

The Lecture will last 30 minutes followed by a 10-minute window for audience questions and engagement.


Brief Summary of Lecture

Nineteenth-century Ottoman politics was filled with casual references to public opinion. Having been popularised as a term in the 1860s, the following decades witnessed a deluge of issues being brought into ‘the tribune of public opinion’. In this talk, Professor Murat R. Şiviloğlu explains how this concept emerged, and how such an abstract phenomenon embedded itself so deeply into the political discourse that even sultans had to consider its power.

About the Speaker

Professor Murat R. Şiviloğlu is an assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. His main research interests focus on the social and intellectual history of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century.



How to Sign-up

Please visit our Eventbrite page here to register your free ticket

Thursday 3 December, 6pm


How to join the Online Lecture

Gaining access is simple and free- viewers will need a laptop/PC, tablet or smartphone. Click on the video conferencing ‘Zoom’ link provided by the College (usually sent on the day of the lecture) a few minutes before the event begins. to access the streaming platform called ‘Zoom’. After clicking the Zoom link, viewers will be held in a virtual waiting room. From there, the Alm College Events team will submit viewers into the live lecture.

Upon entering the lecture, microphones will automatically be muted and webcams automatically turned off. If viewers wish to ask a question at the end of the lecture using your microphone, there will be an opportunity to do so.

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