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

This Call for Papers 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.

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.

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.