Domus et Imperium: Roman Imperial Family as a Political Concept

Date: May 16, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture by Dr. İdil Üçer Karababa, Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Interior Design

Time is 7 pm (UTC+3) in Ankara, or noon EDT (New York)

Ankara Sokakları, Modern Bir Başkentin Tasarımı Üzerine

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture in Turkish with Dr. Berk Kesim, Abdullah Gül Üniversitesi, Şehir ve Bölge Planlama

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An Attempted Pogrom in the Early Twentieth-Century Ottoman Society: ‘Let Adapazarı not be Adana!’

Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture with Dr. Ümit Kurt, a fellow at the Polonsky Academy in the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and teaching in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

İstanbul’un Çeşme ve Sebilleri

Date: April 14, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture in Turkish with Prof. Dr. Nur Urfalıoğlu, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, Mimarlık Tarihi.

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A lecture by Dr. Ela Alanyalı Aral, Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, as the first in the 42nd Annual Lecture Series:  Art and Archaeology in Turkey.  The event is cosponsored with the Turkish American Association (TAA) – Türk Amerikan Derneği (TAD).

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Modernity’s Other: Nostalgia for Village Life in Turkey

Date: March 15, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture by Dr. Nathan Young, Ohio State University.  Dr. Young demonstrates how sentiments for small-scale, rural lifeways continue to shape Turkish identity and national formation.

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The Architecture of the Caucasus in the Global Middle Ages

Date: February 20, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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Lecture by Professor Robert Ousterhout.  The stunning architecture of the medieval Caucasus is normally discussed in isolation, often limited by current national boundaries between eastern Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia.  This talk attempts to view the architectural developments of the region more broadly, looking at critical moments in its history and how the monuments might be situated within a global perspective for the Middle Ages.
The lecture is cosponsored with Bilkent University Department of Archaeology.

Rethinking Economic Sources of Hamidian Legitimacy

Date: February 10, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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Presented by Naz Yücel, this study looks at the financial underpinnings of the Hamidian regime that enabled its sustenance for over three decades, with a focus on the Sultan’s Privy Purse, and the property and concessions Sultan Abdulhamid II acquired. Cosponsored with the Istanbul Friends of ARIT.

The Classical Shipwreck at Tektaș Burnu, Turkey

Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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An online lecture on the excavation and study of a small Greek merchant ship that sank off the Aegean coast of Turkey around 425 B.C. presented by Dr. Deborah Carlson, INA.

This event is a collaboration with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) and the Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR)

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From History to Poetry: Reframing Islamic Art

Date: December 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom lecture
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A discussion of how we understand and engage with Islamic art, presented by Dr. Wendy M. K. Shaw, Professor of the Art History of Islamic cultures at the Free University Berlin.

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