When The Clock Strikes Sunset: The Politics of Time in the Late Ottoman Empire

Author(s): Yasemin Akcaguner

Type: Research abstract

Department: Department of International History

Exhibit no: 87

The story of the Ottoman Empire's initial encounter with 'modern' time, told through the clock towers of nineteen century Istanbul, tells us about the beginnings of a regime of temporal rigidity that is nowadays drawing to a close with the blurring of work and leisure under late capitalism.

This research was funded by the ESRC.