Conference: “The Narrative of Islamic Violence in History. Creation, Artifice and Reality”

Flyer: The Narrative of Islamic violence in History. Creation, artifice and reality
This conference would like to focus on the binomial real vs. artificial imagery of Islamic religious violence referring to historical- religious narratives as expressions of inter-faith violence in different geographical areas of the Islamic world, from al-Andalus to the Indian Subcontinent and from the contemporary age to early Islamic centuries.

Deadline for abstracts: 30th April 2018

Please find the full call for papers here.

2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

First International Congress on Ottoman Studies was held between 14–17 October 2015 in Sakarya, Turkey. As a follow-up, the 2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies will be held in cooperation with the Turkish Historical Society (TTK), between 17–20 October in Tirana, Albania, where Tirana University will be the host of the event. Further details will be announced soon.
The languages of presentations are going to be in Turkish, English and Albanian.

The congress is going to cover mainly the following topics:

  1. Religion & Society
  2. Politics & Law
  3. Economy
  4. Military & War
  5. International Relations & Diplomacy
  6. History, Culture & Arts
  7. Science, Technology & Thought
  8. Education
  9. Health

The fee covers accommodation, lunch, refreshments, gala dinner, congress kit, program book, etc.

The Fifth International Congress of Turkology

Turks and Turkic Peoples Among Others – Others Among Turks and Turkic Peoples

Flyer: The Fifth International Congress of Turkology The main area of interest of the Fifth Congress will be the contemporary studies and research on the history, culture and the language of Turkey and Turkic peoples, as well as geographical areas inhabited by them today and in the past.

Deadline for sending abstracts and panel proposals: 30th April 2018.

Deadline for payment of registration fee: 30th June 2018.

Extension of Deadline: 2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

The deadline for submissions for the “2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies” (OSARK) has been extended till May 15, 2018.

Details about the congress can be found in our events section and on the website of the organizer.

Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. The book was published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul and sponsored by the Max Weber Stiftung.

Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

It is written from the unusual perspective of a young man of a foreign army, who documents his perceptions of the everyday life in the alien metropolis.

Ruben Gallé edited the diaries and letters of his great-grandfather. It is a unique personal testimony about Istanbul in the last year of the war.