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 Third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

Poster Turkologentag 2018

Poster Turkologentag 2018

GTOT e.V. (Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies) and the University of Bamberg invite scholars from all over the world working in the fields of history, linguistics, philology, literary studies, social sciences, anthropology, and political sciences on Turkey and the Turkic World to participate in the third European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies.

Please find the program of the conference here.

Open Access: Mehmed the Conqueror

Mehmed the Conqueror and His Time : World Striker at a Turning Point in History

Book Cover: Mehmed der Eroberer und seine Zeit von Franz BabingerThe German biography of Mehmed II by Franz Babinger, 1959 is now availabe in our open access collection MENAdoc.

The classic standard work on the seventh sultan of the Ottoman Empire traces his life in great detail from his birth in 1432 to his death in 1481. Babinger has given a true portrait of a man little understood in his time and who has been controversial in historiography ever since.

The book appeared exactly 500 years after Mehmed’s conquest of Constantinople. It contains numerous illustrations and maps on its almost 600 pages.

Mediterranean Mobilities and Borders

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The workshop will investigate the interactions and interdependencies of modern Mediterranean mobilities with aspects of power, with class, gender, and generational identities, and with images of the region. It aims to develop a common perspective on these mobilities.

The workshop is a joint project of:

  • DFG-network: “A Modern Mediterranean: Dynamics of a World Region, 1800-2000”
  •  Istanbul Bilgi University European Institute
  • Orient-Institut Istanbul

Registration:

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

Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available on MENAdoc in Open Access.

Volume 3 of the series Memoria published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul 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.

Book on MENAdoc

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.

Workshop on Nationalism and Religion

The Research Group “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” is hosting a ‘Workshop on Religion and Nationalism’ from 14-15 December 2017. This workshop is open to all who explore the relation between nationalism and religion in the modern world from the nineteenth century to the present. All presentations are public and listeners are welcome!

You can find the full programme here.