The Near Eastern Saddle Period: The Formation of Modern Concepts in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian
The Near Eastern saddle period can initially be suspected between 1860 and 1940, a period of great terminological and semantic variety and contestation in vibrant, transnational public spheres with an unprecedented density of communication.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2019
Read the full call for papers here.
Fojnica: Osmanski dokumenti iz arhiva Franjevačkog samostana
Bosnia was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1463, and with it the Franciscan monastery of the Holy Spirit of Fojnica, founded in the 14th century.
Due to its eventful history, the monastery archive offers very special treasures such as the caftan of a sultan and over 3000 original documents in Turkish. Continue reading
Image from codex Petermann I 673, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, f. 98a
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science starts the “Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative” (ISMI).
The mission of the Initiative (ISMI) is to make accessible information on all Islamic manuscripts in the exact sciences (astronomy, mathematics, optics, mathematical geography, music, mechanics, and related disciplines), whether in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other languages. Continue reading
The Islamic Manuscript Association – in partnership with the Orient-Institut Istanbul and the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation – is pleased to announce that one of its directors, Kristine Rose-Beers, will speak about her extraordinary career in conserving and studying Turkish manuscripts.
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures is hosting a workshop on ‘Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world. Knowledge, authority and legitimacy‘ from 18-19 December 2017. You can find the full programme here.
A ‘Summer School Reading and analysing Ottoman manuscript sources‘ will take place in Beirut from 27-30 August 2017. Application is possible until 25 June 2017. Please find the full Call here.
Volume 60 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien, ‘Gesellschaftlicher Umbruch und Historie im zeitgenössischen Drama der islamischen Welt‘ ed. by Johann Christoph Brügel and Stephan Guth is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.