Julia Landweber

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Assistant Professor, History

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Dickson Hall 412
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973 655-7482
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Degree(s):
BA:Reed College
PhD:Rutgers University
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I am an assistant professor of early modern European history and women's studies at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.

My research focuses on reconstructing the impact early modern relations between France and the Ottoman Empire had upon eighteenth-century French culture and identity formation. Today's strained relationship between the civilizations of Islam and the West demonstrates a profound need to better understand the ties which have historically bound these two worlds. Using diplomatic records, travel and literary works, and popular engravings, my work of the past ten years examines how conflicting French images of the Turks and the Ottoman Empire were employed in the creation of individual and national identities within Old Regime France between the 1660s and the 1780s.

I have published six essays on eighteenth-century relations between France and the Ottoman Empire, turquerie, and coffee, and also one essay on Sophie Germain, a Napoleonic-era French mathematician.

Specialization

Early modern Europe, eighteenth-century France, women's and gender history, France and the Ottoman Empire, identity formation, coffee, turquerie, gender and science.

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Office Hours

Fall

  • Monday 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Spring

  • Monday 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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