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ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY MA PROGRAM IN HISTORY

ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY MA PROGRAM IN HISTORY

Students will be admitted for the 2014/2015 academic year. The Master's Program aims to provide students of diverse backgrounds a solid academic foundation geared towards conducting original research in the field of history with an emphasis on interdisciplinary methods and approaches. Application to the program is not limited to students with undergraduate degrees in history but is also open to those from related fields in the social sciences and humanities. International students are likewise strongly encouraged to apply. The program has been a successful international endeavor so far and further internationalization is a firm goal. Teaching and coursework are conducted in English.

Pulse: Inaugural Comparative Literature Symposium (Istanbul: May 4, 2014)

The English and Comparative Literature Department at Koç University invites you to a Symposium on Comparative Literature, which will be held on May 4th at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Beyoglu - Istanbul. Helping us to initiate a conversation on the state of the field and its place in Turkey will be five distinguished speakers: Jale Parla, Sibel Irzık, Galin Tihanov, Azade Seyhan, and Masha Salazkina. But it is your presence and engagement that will make this initiative a lasting and significant one.

PULSE: INAUGURAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM (MAY 4, 2014)
Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, No. 181, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

OTTOMAN CULTURE AND HISTORY SUMMER SCHOOL 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Istanbul Academy of Sciences Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarships are available for the Ottoman Culture and History Summer School 2014 which will take place on 4-31 August, 2014 in Istanbul.   

Could you please post and circulate this announcement in your networks.

Sincerely,

 

 

Istanbul Academy of Sciences Foundation

The Ottoman Culture and History Summer School 2014

4-31 August, 2014

Deadline for applications: 20 May 2014

 

The Ethnogenesis of the Crimean Tatars with Professor Hakan Kırımlı (Podcast)

Turkic peoples have been living on and around the Crimean Peninsula and the Pontic Steppe (Deşt-i Kıpçak, Dzikie Pole, Loca Deserta) for over a millennium. As the Crimean peninsula changes hands before our eyes once again, we take a moment to reflect on the history and fate of its native inhabitants, the Crimean Tatars. Join Professor Hakan Kırımlı in The Wild Field in an exploration of Crimean Tatars’ self-identification and their historical relationships with neighboring Turkic peoples and the colonial power of Russia. 

http://www.thewildfield.com/2014/04/the-ethnogenesis-of-crimean-tatars.html

Re: Hungarian '48ers in Ottoman Empire

Jared,

You might look at the U.S. Consular despatches from the Constantinople station.  They're available on microfilm.  Some of the refugees coming from Hungary had U.S. passports, and the consulate did some work dispensing aid and helping refugees either travel on to the U.S. or settle.  It's a tricky set of papers to go through, since there are a lot of accusations that the acting consul cheats the refugees out of the large amounts of money he claims he's dispensing.  There are a few letters from the refugees themselves on that issue and a number of reports filtered through the consular staff on general refugee conditions.

-Mike Limberg