Orient-Institut Istanbul

The Orient-Institut Istanbul is a turkological and regional academic research institute affiliated with the Max Weber Foundation. In close cooperation with Turkish and international scholars, it is dedicated to a variety of research areas. In addition, the Orient-Institut Istanbul is active in the area of academic exchange between Germany and Turkey.

The Institute is located in the Cihangir district of Istanbul, close to Taksim Square, one of the cultural and transportational hubs of the city. Surrounded by numerous archives, manuscript collections, museums, and art galleries, the Institute offers unique opportunities for research on Ottoman, Mediterranean, and Turkish culture, history, and society.

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Self-Narratives as Sources for the History of the Late Ottoman Empire

The Religious History of Anatolia

Music in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Human, Medicine, and Society


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