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What’s up in Turkish and Ottoman Studies: new books in 2015 (first half)

While nearly everybody is making preparations for an august vacation far from Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi or Adalar, I decided to gather all the new publications in Turkish Studies (those, I found in my horizone during this year and those in English and Turkish) and put them in a single post. This may somehow play the role of the yearly Türkologische Anzeiger (Turkology Annual) Online list, which has not been updated for a while.

Early Bird Tickets Offer Ends Soon, Gingko Library - British Institute of Persian Studies Conference on 1906 Iran Revolution and the Narratives of the Enlightenment, Sept 14-16, London

Gingko Library - British Institute of Persian Studies Conference:

Iran's Constitutional Revolution of 1906 and the Narratives of the Enlightenment


Date: 14 - 16 September
Place: British Academy, London
Co-Conveners: Prof. Ali Ansari (British Institute of Persian Studies)
& Dr Barbara Schwepcke (Gingko Library)

Re: In Memoriam Professor V. L. Ménage

How Redhouse acquired his mastery of Ottoman Turkish was a question half-formed in my mind when I first met Victor Ménage.  He put me on to pursuing this alongside my dissertation research.  By dumb luck, that research turned up Ottoman documents and manuscripts by or about Redhouse that would have been hard or impossible to find otherwise.  The upshot of that was my article on Redhouse first published in the Journal of the American Oriental Society in 1979, later reprinted and translated, and also the basis for my article about Redhouse in the new DNB.  Alluding to the st