The Chair of Turkish Studies at the University of Vienna invites researchers from all over the world working in the fields of history, linguistics, philology, literary studies, social sciences, anthropology, and political sciences in Turkey and the Turkic world to participate in the Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Turkologentag 2023). The conference will take place on September 21 – 23, 2023 at the University of Vienna. It is organized in co-operation with GTOT e.V. (Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies).
The conference aims to bring together individual scholars, institutions and organizations from Europe and elsewhere who are engaged in Turkish and Turkic Studies. The four-day event will provide an opportunity for an intellectual exchange and conversation between participants and allow them to build networks for future cooperation. There will be a special forum for PhD candidates and graduate students.
New Journal at the Institute for Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna
KESHIF e-Journal for Ottoman-Turkish Micro Editions
Keshif is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to collecting and editing short, interesting Ottoman texts and providing easy, free access to the material through a database with good search functions.
The widespread use of Persian in the Ottoman Empire as part of the larger multilingual region of the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond during the early modern to modern periods has been highlighted by scholars from various disciplines. Concepts such as the “Persophonie” (Bert G. Fragner) or the “Persianate world” (Nile Green) have pointed out the significant influence of Persian in the fields of literature, education and, to some extent, administration and diplomacy (e.g. as a lingua franca) in much of the eastern Islamic world from the 11th to the 19th centuries, especially in the Ottoman Empire. However, these discussions still lack adequate contextualisation and a multidisciplinary approach that allows for an analytical understanding of the phenomenon of translation as a particular mechanism of knowledge transmission and exchange in these contexts. The notion of translation as a concept, process, and product of transregional and intercultural entanglements in the broader Transottoman sphere thus poses an ongoing challenge to contemporary scholarship, especially with regard to the discussion of the Persian language and its role and significance in various cultural, literary, and political realms.
The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars with expertise in Persian and Ottoman Turkish language contacts who are interested in the fields of language, literature, and history, and to explore the role of multilingual practices – especially translation – which are an essential part of knowledge production in the respective traditions. In addition, the conference seeks to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration between scholars of Ottoman, Iranian and Arabic studies and beyond who are concerned with the interactions of the three languages in the Ottoman Empire (elsine-i s̱elās̱e) and examine their functions as well as the interrelationships between languages, (literary) genres, and disciplines.
Christopher Markiewicz, University of Birmingham, UK
Editorial Advisory Board:
Amila Buturović, York University, Canada
Emine Fetvacı, Boston University, USA
Joshua M. White, University of Virginia, USA
Stefan Winter, The Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
The Ottoman Empire sat at the crux between Asia, Africa, and Europe and connected systems of trade, politics, and culture across continents. It also contained diverse worlds within it through the many peoples, languages, and religions its imperial frame encompassed. These worlds of the Ottoman Empire informed the expanding horizons of the early modern period both through its internal dynamics and far-flung interactions.
Kadim is a peer-reviewed journal specializing in Ottoman studies. The journal, published twice a year (April and October), welcomes submissions for the fourth issue. It aims to provide an open-source academic platform for researchers worldwide to share their work in the field of Ottoman Studies. Kadim encourages a critical approach and aims to publish high-quality works of varied disciplines, thus contributing to the field’s expansion and development. We welcome original research articles, research notes, critical editions and translations of primary sources, book and conference reviews, dissertation abstracts, academic translations, interviews, biographical and bibliographical articles, and obituaries.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will be hosting the Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW)in person on November 18-19, 2022. (Friday Saturday) Some panels will be available for Zoom participation. WOW 2022 organizers encourage interested graduate students with works in progress to apply for this workshop using this Google Form. Funding for travel and accommodation is available for graduate students. Graduate applicants who need funding should follow the instructions in the form to be considered for funding.
Faculty members, instructors, adjuncts and independent scholars interested to attend should also get in touch using the Google Form; we would love to welcome you in person!
The deadline for applications and RSVPs is August 1st 2022.
En 2004, le programme régional Euromed Heritage lance un projet de musée virtuel d’art islamique en Méditerranée. Son musée Discover Islamic Art conçu par l’équipe de Museum with no Frontiers (MWNF) en 2017 regroupe la participation de quatorze pays. Il s’agit d’un grand projet de numérisation et d’éditorialisation collective d’une partie de leurs collections, dans le but de donner une large vision de ce que sont les collections d’art de l’Islam méditerranéen. Découvrez 18 de leurs expositions !