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Die Wissenschaftler*innen des Instituts und deren Kooperationspartner*innen beschreiben in freier Form, wie sich ihre Projekte trotz der aktuellen Beschränkungen entwickeln und welche neuen Erkenntnisse sie gewonnen haben. Der Blog bietet Raum, um von Erfahrungen, Problemen und Lösungen zu berichten – vor Ort und aus der Ferne. Wichtig ist uns, dass wissenschaftliche Forschung ungeachtet aller Einschränkungen auch jetzt Freude macht, aber dass gerade die geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung derzeit vor besonderen Herausforderungen steht. Die Beitragenden verbindet das Interesse an der Geschichte, den gesellschaftlichen Verhältnissen sowie den linguistischen und kulturellen Ausdrucksformen im Osmanischen Reich, der Türkei und ihren Nachbarländern.

Blue mohawk and the whirling dervish: a glimpse into contemporary Mevlevi soundscapes

25 September 2020 | Author: Nevin Şahin

Authenticity in the performance of Mevlevi whirling rituals has long been discussed and for a few decades, a new tradition of commemorating Mevlana Rumi (1207-73) has been established. With the foundation of state ensembles solely for performing the ritual on stage, the construction of cultural centers that comprise circular “whirling halls” and the live broadcast of the “Wedding Night (Şeb-i Arûs)” ceremony in Konya on state television, this new soundscape has gained a claim of authenticity.

„Sonic Rituals“ trotz Pandemie – Einblicke, Eindrücke, Fragen

18. September 2020 | Autorin: Margret Scharrer

Als unser Team (bestehend aus Judith I. Haug, Istanbul, Tül Demirbaş und Margret Scharrer, beide Bern) sich den ersten Vorbereitungen für den Workshop „Sonic Rituals: Ottoman, Habsburg & Burgundian Festivities (15th – 17th Centuries) From an Intermedial Perspective“ widmete, war von Corona noch keine Rede.

Traugott Fuchs – ein Leben als Migrant in Istanbul

11. September 2020 | Autorin: Karin Schweißgut

Traugott Fuchs, 1906 im Elsass geboren und 1997 in Istanbul verstorben, war Literaturprofessor, Germanist, Romanist, Übersetzer, Maler und einer der Intellektuellen, die 1934 Nazi-Deutschland verließen und in die Türkei auswanderten.

Auf den Spuren einer vergleichenden türkisch-griechischen Literaturgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit und des 20. Jahrhunderts
Der dīvān-ı ṭālib des Simeonakis Değirmencioğlu

28. August 2020 | Autor: Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis

Dass die Angehörigen beider Nationen mehr gemein haben als die Gerichte auf dem Esstisch oder das Set von alltäglich-folkloristischen Gewohnheiten für den Anekdotenschatz, ist einer weiteren Öffentlichkeit immer noch unbekannt; auch der wissenschaftlichen.

“Saint Anthony’s Bread” in Istanbul and “Problem-Solving Chickpeas” in Iran: July’s Religion-Related Research Get-Together dedicated to Food and Religion

14 AUGUST 2020 | Author: Esther Voswinckel Filiz

Since 2019, the research field “History of Religions” of the Orient-Institut Istanbul together with IFEA has been hosting a monthly networking meeting that brings together scholars of religion from different academic fields.

Meraklı Bir Sultanın Portresi: II. Abdülhamid’in Tablo Koleksiyonu

7 AĞUSTOS 2020 | Yazar: Merve Köksal

II. Abdülhamid’in halife olması sebebiyle portresini yaptırmadığı, fotoğraflarının çekilmesine izin vermediği ve bu konuda katı tedbirler aldığı yaygın bilgilerdir. Nitekim onun portresini on iki yıllık hizmetinin ardından yapabilen saray ressamı Fausto Zonaro da bu durumu teyit eder.

Iterations of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Themes and Problem Spaces in Turkey, Iran and Germany

31 JULY 2020 | Authors: Katja Rieck, Melike Şahinol, Burak Taşdizen

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 took place along the arteries and capillaries of globalisation. Hardest hit were thus major nodal points of such global flows, centres of commerce, travel and tourism like New York, Paris, London, but also Istanbul.

Building Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration With Iran (and Beyond): Of COVID-19 and other challenges

3 JULY 2020| Autor: Katja Rieck

Next to producing innovative scholarship, the second but no less important pillar of the “Knowledge Unbound” initiative is forming and strengthening international research networks. At Orient-Institut Istanbul we are pursuing this aim through the International Standing Working Group “Iran and Beyond: Breaking the Ground for Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration”.

Der Faktor Mensch – Performanz von Kultur, Religion und Körper im Iran

26. JUNI 2020

Wie lässt sich kultur-, fach- und länderübergreifend forschen? Was bewegt Wissenschaftler und wie finden sie zusammen? „Wissen entgrenzen“ – so heißt ein groß angelegtes Forschungsvorhaben der Max Weber Stiftung. Klares Ziel des Förderprojekts ist die Erschließung innovativer Forschungsfelder in globalen Kooperationen und vernetzten Kontexten.

Frühjahrs-Newsletter 2020 erschienen / Bültenimizin bahar 2020 sayısı çıkmıştır

26. JUNI 2020 | Autor*innen: OII Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Die Frühjahrs-Ausgabe 2020 unseres Newsletters steht ab sofort in deutscher und türkischer Sprache zum Download bereit. Aktuelle Berichte aus den Forschungsfeldern, Informationen zu Neuerscheinungen in unseren Publikationsreihen und Projektbeschreibungen unserer Stipendiat*innen geben einen Einblick in das abwechslungsreiche Leben und Arbeiten am Orient-Institut Istanbul – trotz und mit der Corona-Krise.

Auf den Spuren eines deutsch-russischen Orienthistorikers: Wilhelm Barthold in Istanbul

19. JUNI 2020 | Autor: Zaur Gasimov

Als Osteuropahistoriker bot sich mir die faszinierende Möglichkeit, meine zeitgeschichtliche Forschung zur Verflechtungsgeschichte Ostmitteleuropas und des Nahen Ostens am Orient- Institut Istanbul in einer politisch und gesellschaftlich besonders spannenden Phase von 2013 bis 2019 vorantreiben zu können.

Some have left behind a name, and some have not – A Brief Guide to Istanbul’s Feriköy Protestant Cemetery

12 JUNE 2020 | Authors: Brian Johnson, Richard Wittmann

What do a famous German engineer, American author, Hungarian soldier, British scholar, and Swiss brewer who left their mark on Istanbul and beyond have in common with many ordinary people whose lives and links to the city are long forgotten? All of them, both the distinguished and the anonymous, now rest in the Feriköy Protestant Cemetery.

Human Enhancement/İnsan Geliştirme, Christopher Coenen (ITAS-KIT) ile kısa bir söyleşi

5 HAZİRAN 2020 | Görüşmeciler: Melike Şahinol ve Raoul Motika

‘İnsan Geliştirme’ kavramını kısa ve özlü bir şekilde tanımlar mısınız? Tedavi amaçlı veya tedavi amaçlı olmayan, ama geliştirme hedefli olarak insan performansına çeşitli maddelerin kullanımı yoluyla ya da fenni-teknolojik taraftan mümkün kılınan insan bedenine yapılan müdahaleler ve modifikasyonlar.

A visual life narrative of 1830s Ottoman Izmir/Smyrna: The Harvard Fulgenzi Album

29 MAY 2020 | Author: Richard Wittmann

A beautiful album, conceived in Smyrna, modern-day Izmir, blends the Ottoman world of the mid-19th century with that of the new national state of Greece. This combination constitutes the subject of the 25 illustrations which portray the human form and landscape on both sides of the Aegean during those fateful years that were marked by the reforms carried out by Sultan Mahmud II (reign 1808-1839) and the creation of the newly established Greek state. The Collection de costumes civils et militaires, scènes populaires, et vues de l’Asie-Mineure Album (1836-38) at Harvard University’s Fine Arts Library is the fourth volume in the publication series Memoria. Fontes minores ad Historiam Imperii Ottomanici Pertinentes. The album was edited by the art historian Gwendolyn Collaço.

What does the grand piano in the corner mean? Classical music in Turkish TV series

22 MAY 2020 | Author: Nevin Şahin

In an elegant fine-dine restaurant, Zeynep Yılmaz (Sevda Erginci) and Alihan Taşdemir (Onur Tuna) are diving into a small talk on their idiosyncratic differences. Alihan, the owner of a big aviation company, is an NYU graduate and the son of a rich family whose sister was once married to the director of the biggest conglomerate, “the King” Halit Argun (Talat Bulut). Alihan tells how much he enjoys being among crowds while Zeynep, an executive assistant who happened to start working for Alihan when he bought the company she was working at, living in a rented apartment with her sister in a rather poor neighborhood of housewives in Cihangir, talks about her way of relaxing alone at home.

“When you start working on a topic, you feel like swimming in an ocean, and without a boat“ – An interview with Gülşah Başkavak

15 MAY 2020

Gülşah Başkavak, research associate in the research field “Human, Medicine, and Society” at the Orient-Institut Istanbul, started working at the institute in February 20. In her research project, she investigates socio-cultural practices of e-health and self-tracking technologies in Turkey.

Ali Ufuki und die Pest von 1648

8. MAI 2020 | Autorin: Judith Haug

Häufig fragen wir derzeit unsere Mitmenschen und uns selbst, wie wir mit der Pandemie-Situation zurechtkommen, und finden viele unterschiedliche Antworten und Lösungen. Die Informationen, die uns zur Verfügung stehen, sind zahlreich, manchmal widersprüchlich, und oft verwirrend. Aber wie lebte man mit der Bedrohung durch Seuchen zu früheren Zeiten, als das Verständnis von der Entstehung und Verbreitung ansteckender Krankheiten gering war und die Aussicht auf Genesung weniger vom wissenschaftlich nachweisbaren Erfolg der Heilbehandlungen als vom Zufall abhing?

Heads Looking for their Bodies: A Report on a Lecture-Performance

30 APRIL 2020 | Authors: Shahrzad Irannejad, Setareh Fatehi

On the 22nd of January 2020, we had the pleasure to present a recapitulation of our artist-researcher collaboration project “Bodiless Heads” at the Orient-Institut Istanbul. Our lecture-performance was invited as part of the lecture Series “Human, Medicine, Society: Past, Present and Future Encounters” organized by Dr. Melike Şahinol. We have grown up in the same city, our passions have led us to different cities and different fields.

Ex Oriente Lux – ein Naturschauspiel lässt den Bosporus türkisfarben erstrahlen

30. APRIL 2020 | Autor: Richard Wittmann

Ein seltenes Naturphänomen bezauberte die Bevölkerung von Istanbul inmitten der anhaltenden Coronavirus-Pandemie – und kam damit wie gerufen für das Titelbild unseres neuen Instituts-Blogs: Mehrere Tage lang in der ersten Aprilhälfte erschienen die Fluten des Bosporus unterhalb des Orient-Instituts Istanbul in einem intensiven, warmen Türkiston.

The Rifa’iyya Sufi Order in South-Western Asia

30 APRIL 2020 | Authors: Hasan Ali Khan, Aliya Iqbal Naqvi

As a Sufi order, the Rifa’iyya is better identified with Iraq, its birthplace, and with parts of Anatolia and the Levant. But, a branch of the order, retaining its pre-modern organizational structure, is also based in the city of Karachi. This particular branch has strong connections to the coastal areas and the hinterland of Pakistani Baluchistan, Iranian Baluchistan, and the northern coast of Oman. In addition, it has followers on the east African coast and in South Africa.

İnsan, Tıp ve Toplum alanındaki “E-sağlık: Türkiye’de Öz-Takip Cihazlarının Pratikleri ve Sosyo-Kültürel Boyutları” başlıklı proje tamamlandı

30 NİSAN 2020 | Yazarlar: Melike Şahinol, Gülşah Başkavak

Enstitümüzün İnsan, Tıp ve Toplum araştırma alanında yürütülen bir proje daha sona erdi. Almanya Federal Sağlık Bakanlığı (#ZMV | 1 – 2517 FSB 016) tarafından desteklenen ve İnsan, Tıp ve Toplum alanından Dr. Melike Şahinol (yönetici) ve Dr. Gülşah Başkavak (yürütücü) tarafından Türkiye sahası gerçekleştirilen “E-sağlık: Türkiye’de Öz-Takip Cihazlarının Pratikleri ve Sosyo-Kültürel Boyutları” başlıklı bu proje, Türkiye’de bu konuda ilk kez araştırılan bir alan ve konu niteliğini taşıyor.

Approaching the mysteries of late-nineteenth century Istanbul: the publication of the serial novel ‘Beyoğlu Sırları’ in Karamanlidika Turkish

30 APRIL 2020 | Authors: Evangelia Balta, Sada Payır

The publication of the Karamanlidika translation of the novel Τα Απόκρυφα του Πέρα [The Mysteries of Pera] by Epaminondas Kyriakides is part of a Project launched in 2017 by the Ottoman Studies Programme at the National Hellenic Research Foundation.

“The Medicalization of Bodies Is a Gendered Practice” – Interview with Burak Taşdizen

30 APRIL 2020

Burak Taşdizen, research associate in the research field “Human, Medicine, and Society” at the Orient-Institut Istanbul, started working at the institute in 2020. In the following interview, which was first published on 17 March 2020 by (https://wissen.hypotheses.org/1928), he talks about his previous and research.