Researchers and cooperation partners of the institute describe the development and findings of their projects and the delights and challenges of conducting research in the humanities. The contributors share an interest in the history, social realities, linguistic, and cultural expressions of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, and its neighboring countries.

Traugott Fuchs am Orient-Institut Istanbul: Wohin soll die Reise gehen?

5. Januar 2024 | Autorin: Sarah El Sheimy

Anlässlich der bevorstehenden Öffnung des Traugott Fuchs-Archivs hatte das Orient-Institut Ende November ganz besonderen Besuch: Von der Universität Heidelberg sind Sandra Schell und Jens Krumeich angereist und haben in einem Workshop am 21. November Einblicke in die Forschung mit Archiven gegeben. Teilgenommen haben Studierende und Dozentinnen der Abteilung für deutsche Sprache und Literatur der Universität Istanbul, Expert*innen, die im Rahmen ihrer Forschung selbst mit dem Traugott Fuchs-Archiv arbeiten und einige Mitarbeitende des Orient-Instituts.

Sultan Süleyman in Hamburg: Speaking power in the poem collection (1554) by Sultan Süleyman

1 December 2023 | Author: Christiane Czygan

My research project which I have been pursuing at the Orient-Institut Istanbul is based on the Hamburg manuscript (1554). My critical edition of this magnificently illuminated poem collection by Sultan Süleyman also explores the political dimension of this imperial masterpiece.

Selbstzeugnisse, Übersetzung, Familie: auf Spurensuche eines venezianisch-osmanischen Dragomanen

18. August 2023 | Autor: Stefan Hanß

Narrating the Dragoman’s Self in the Veneto-Ottoman Balkans, c.1550–1650 erschien in der von Richard Wittmann und Christoph Herzog herausgegebenen Routledge-Buchreihe Life Narratives of the Ottoman Realm: Invidivual and Empire in the Near East im Frühjahr diesen Jahres, genauer gesagt: am 18. April 2023. Sechs Jahre zuvor erlaubte es mir ein großzügiges Stipendium des Deutschen Studienzentrums in Venedig selbst durch Südosteuropa zu reisen, auf den Spuren eines Dragomanen (Übersetzers) namens Genesino Salvago.

Behold, here comes the bride: textiles, women, and marriage in the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture

21 July 2023 | Author: Roxana Coman

Supported by a Short-Term Scientific Mission Grant in the COST Action Europe Through Textiles: Network for an Integrated Research, and the Orient-Institut Istanbul, the two months spent in the Benaki Museum of Greek culture in the spring of 2023 were dedicated to training on Ottoman era and Greek domestic textiles and exploring connections with examples in Istanbul and Romania.

Baroque Dance at the Orient-Institut Istanbul: Dance Historians Explore Aspects of Orientalism

13 July 2023 | Authors: Irène Feste, Hubert Hazebroucq, Gerrit Berenike Heiter

This blog contribution by historical dance scholars and performers Irène Feste, Hubert Hazebroucq, and Gerrit Berenike Heiter focuses on a lecture demonstration that was presented during the online event “Music and Mirrored Hybridities: Cultural Communities Converging in French, German, and Turkish Stage Productions (17th–20th Century)”.

Fäden und Fährten: Eine Religionsgeschichte Istanbuls anhand textiler Überlieferungen

8. Juni 2023 | Autorin: Esther Voswinckel Filiz

Wenn es um die Erforschung der Istanbuler Religionsgeschichte geht, liegt der Fokus meist auf schriftlichen Quellen. Textile Überlieferungen des Religiösen wie Stoffe und Kultgewänder spielen dabei hingegen eine untergeordnete Rolle. Doch gerade diese nicht-textuellen Überlieferungen sind es, die auch einen Einblick in zeitgenössische religiöse Praktiken eröffnen können.

Impressions on the lecture “How to make a difference: Free 3D printed devices for earthquake victims“ given by Zeynep Karagöz (Robotel Türkiye)

3 April 2023 | Author: Melike Şahinol

On February 6th, 2023, a massive earthquake struck southern and central Turkey, as well as northern and western Syria, creating significant challenges for those affected. The earthquake not only affected the physical structures and lives of the people in the area, but it also had a significant impact on the academic and professional communities located in the affected region. Our colleagues, students, and research facilities are all affected, disrupting our academic work and research activities.

Turkish and Greek folk songs of the late Ottoman era: Popular culture and intercommunal relations through musical collections

12 April 2023 | Author: Evangelia Chaldæaki

As it is widely known, various musical genres emerged during the whole timespan of the Ottoman Empire, around the city centers and at the countryside areas.

Women Composers’ Creative Conditions Before and During the Turkish Republic

4 January 2023 | Author: Nejla Melike Atalay

My book focuses on three Istanbulite composers, Leyla [Saz] Hanımefendi (1850?-1936), Nazife Aral-Güran (1921-1993), and Yüksel Koptagel (b. 1931), who lived and produced in consecutive and overlapping periods, from the Tanzimat Era of the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic of the 1980s. It explores the composers’ productive and creative conditions through the socio-political environments of their times, their familial and educational backgrounds, and the social environments in which they lived and worked.

A series of photo exhibitions: village life in Eastern Anatolia (1957–1979)

12 September 2022 | Author: Martin Greve

Nobody looked at their photos for decades: Kurt and Ursula Reinhard (1914–1979; 1915–2006) and Dieter Christensen (1932–2017) were known as musicologists and dealt with the audible world. During numerous research trips, they traveled to villages in different regions of Eastern Anatolia and beyond: The Reinhards traveled, for example, to Kars, Antakya, Malatya, Sivas, Gaziantep and the Black Sea coast; Christensen to Siirt and Hakkari.

Reflections on the Legacy of an Anthropologist-Filmmaker – A Weekend with Jean Rouch, 11 and 12 June 2022

23 June 2022 | Author: Katja Rieck

Following the successful Istanbul edition of the Iran at the Crossways film forum, there was a revived interest in the French anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch. Initiated by the French-Iranian filmmaker Mina Rad, and hosted by Institut Français Istanbul with the support of the Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes and Orient-Institut Istanbul, a follow-up event focusing specifically on Jean Rouch’s work was held on 11 and 12 of June at the premises of the Institut Français.

Beyond “Ottoman Baroque”: The informal assemblages of domestic environments of 18th century Wallachia

13 May 2022 | Author: Roxana Coman

Is it Westernization? The historiographical debate

A close look at 18th century Wallachian archival records for house sales, wills and dowry lists provides insight into the owner’s social status, aesthetic and personal preferences, but also about various social and cultural conventions.

IRSSC Closing Conference, 10-12 February 2022 – Every Ending Is a New Beginning

24 February 2022 | Authors: Judith I. Haug; Kamyar Nematollahy; Katja Rieck; Melike Şahinol; Esther Voswinckel Filiz

After almost three years, the International Standing Working Group “Iran and Beyond: Breaking Ground for Sustainable Scholarly Collaboration” (IRSSC) held its final conference on 10-12 February 2022 in a closed on-line event that brought together researchers from Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. 

Documentary Filmmaking as Transformative Practice: Anthropological Reflections

14 January 2022 | Author: Katja Rieck

A shift in perspective, film as product versus film as process As a scholar in the humanities my relationship to documentary films has been shaped by my relationship to other so-called “source materials” like written documents, or interviews. 

A Young Turk from Lehistan: Seyfeddin Thadée Gasztowtt (1881 – 1936) and Poland’s Independence in the post-1908 Young Turk Revolution Istanbul

7 January 2022 | Author: Paulina D. Dominik

For over a century the Ottoman Empire and subsequently the Republic of Turkey played an important role in the geopolitical imagination of Polish independence activists and statesmen. Even before the demise of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as a sovereign state in 1795, one can observe Polish-Ottoman attempts to cooperate against the Russian Empire’s expansionist ambitions in Eastern Europe. 

From Demography to the Rural Development—in Turkey and Beyond

10 December 2021 | Author: Heinrich Hartmann

At the heart of what became my habilitation lies a fierce interest in European demographic anxieties about Turkey’s fast-growing population in the 20th century, especially in the immediate post-Second World War decades.

Filme und Forschung am OII: Das Filmforum „Iran at the Crossways“, 12. – 13. November 2021

5 November 2021 | Autorin: Katja Rieck

Wissenschaft und Film, wie passt das zusammen? Wenn wir an Filme denken, dann meistens an einem gemütlichen Abend mit Netflix, oder vielleicht an einem Blockbuster im Kino. Entspannung und Unterhaltung stehen im Vordergrund.

Bir Yaşamın İzleri – Traugott Fuchs Mirasının Kataloglanması

17 Eylül 2021 | Yazarlar: Karin Schweissgut & Melissa Sivri

Traugott Fuchs’un Orient-Institut Istanbul’daki mirasını kataloglama projesi, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi İstanbul Arşiv ve Dokümantasyon Merkezi ile iş birliği içinde, Kültürel Koruma Programının bir parçası olarak Dışişleri Bakanlığı ve Orient-Institut Istanbul fonları ile finanse edildi.

Countdown to 9/11

27 August 2021 | Author: Maurus Reinkowski

I am sitting here at my desk that the Orient-Institut Istanbul has graciously provided me with for the month of August in an attempt to pursue a project of mine from olden times, that is, to make sense of the varying nature of “peripheries” in the Ottoman Empire. As an Ottomanist teaching also Islamic Studies at my home university in Basel, Switzerland, I am particularly grateful and impressed by the fact that I was assigned a room where one can find many classics of Islamic Studies on the shelves.

A crackling sound and the smell of burnt wood: Ottoman braziers and the Romanian countries

30 APRIL 2021 | Author: Roxana Coman

Ottoman material culture in Romania underwent significant paradigm changes with many symbolical implications during the 18th and 19th centuries, most notably if we take into consideration the westernization and nation building processes.

A German-Ottoman Scramble for Objects in ar-Raqqa. Antiquities Trade, Archaeological Looting and Museum Rivalry in the Late Ottoman Empire

23 APRIL 2021 | Author: Sebastian Willert

“Since I arrived at Halep [Aleppo] I have been seeing valuable antiquities in many houses. Telegrams I receive from Raqqa indicate that antiquity smuggling is pervasive.” In his telegram of 24 October 1910, Hüseyin Kâzım Kadrî (1870–1934) reported on the treatment of antique objects and ancient remains in the region which constituted Halep Vilâyeti (Vilâyet Aleppo).

Historical Resonances of Nichori

9 APRİL 2021 | Author: Salih Demirtaş

Studies on ocularcentric aspects of visual culture in modernity cover broad epistemological areas that focus on priority to the eyesight over other senses; in other words, a vision-oriented construction of knowledge, truth and reality. As part of anti-ocularcentric discourses across the social sciences including multisensory research methods, listening sounds of our environment through soundwalks could also develop distinctive creative sensitivities in relation with the subjects and the methodologies of our research areas.

Fighting under the same banner: Memories from the Ottoman theater of the Great War

26 March 2021 | Authors: Richard Wittmann & Yaşar Tolga Cora

What did it mean to individuals of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to participate in World War I under the Ottoman crescent and star banner? Focusing on a wide array of autobiographical sources including memoirs, letters, diaries, and non-textual forms of life narrative left by the multi-ethnic and multilingual Ottoman soldiers and civilians who aided the war effort, we organized the conference “Fighting Under the Same Banner: Memories from the Ottoman Theater of the Great War” (Istanbul, September 6-8, 2019).

Between Tradition and Innovation: The Young Generation of Iranian Composers in the Digital Era

5 March 2021 | Author and producer of podcast: Dr. des. Kamyar Nematollahy

Iranian classical music is heir to an ancient tradition that was historically connected to the court and other institutions of power. This music was once based on the Maghām system, but as a result of formal changes and transmutations, is currently based on Dastgāh and thus is largely called Dastgāhi music.

CMO Brings Together Music Editors of the Hampartsum Notation in a Virtual Event

29 January 2021 | Author: Nevin Şahin

The long-term project Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae, after having initiated the online publication platform in 2018, is now happy to publish the pre-prints of the first music and text editions of the project on music sources in the Hampartsum notation.

Fortuities of an online search and the complexities of Ottoman feminism

4 December 2020 | Author: Gülşah Torunoğlu

In a less than a week Hülya Adak, Richard Wittmann and I will be holding a virtual workshop on „Mapping Gender in the Near East: What’s New and What’s Ahead in Ottoman and Turkish Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.“ Like many fortunate forms of academic cooperation, the enthusiasm and commitment of several key scholars has resulted in a broader collaborative, international and interdisciplinary academic event, bringing together more than 30 scholars from nine countries, including Turkey, Germany, the United States, the Czech Republic, France, the United Kingdom, Lebanon, Greece, and the Netherlands to exchange their views on gender in the Near East.

Mundane and Basic, But Existential – On the Everyday Challenges of Building International Scholarly Collaborative Networks

20 November 2020 | Author: Katja Rieck

Finding the starting point of collaboration: Shared existential pressures of academia Given that the most obvious (and for us academics enjoyable) avenues for promoting scholarly collaboration, such as jointly organized workshops, are closed to us due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have to resort to alternatives.

Melissa Bilal: Stimmen von armenischen Kriegsgefangenen in deutschen Lagern während des Ersten Weltkrieges

16. Oktober 2020 | Autor: Martin Greve

Es muss eine eigenartige Situation gewesen sein: Mitten im Ersten Weltkrieg, gefangen von den Deutschen, in ein Lager verschleppt, irgendwo im fernen Deutschland; und dann erscheinen plötzlich diese deutschen Professoren und stellen einen Kasten mit einer Art Hörrohr vor den Männern auf.

Muslim Woman: The Translatability of a Patriarchal Order

9 October 2020 | Authors: A. Ebru Akcasu and Maha Abdelmegeed

The research carried out over the course of June 2018 - January 2019, conducted with one of us being based at the Orient-Institut Istanbul, and the other at the American University in Beirut, contributed to an article we have been working on for the past few years.

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.

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?

“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.

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 (, he talks about his previous and research.

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