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Question On current access to Istanbul Libraries for Foreign Scholars

From: Amy Singer <asinger@post.tau.ac.il>

Dear H-Turk readers:

Does anyone have current information based on recent experience about access for foreign scholars to the Topkapı Saray Library, Süleymaniye or Türk İslam Eserleri Müzesi mss. collections?
Permissions, wait times, visa issues?  
We are trying to clarify for students planning to do research. 
Many thanks, 


Lecture: Emily Neumeier, "The Church that the Pasha Built," Athens, March 14


Cordially invites you to a lecture


Dr. Emily Neumeier

(American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University)

“The Church that the Pasha Built: Ali Pasha of Ioannina and the Monastery of Agios Kosmas Aitolos

The lecture will be held at the Institute Hostel (Fourth Floor, Promachou 2 Makriyianni) at 7pm.

Applications Open: The Middle East in Global Politics Summer School Programme: 3 - 21 July 2017 at SOAS, University of London

Dear colleagues,

Please kindly share notice of this forthcoming Summer School programme on the Middle East in Global Politics at SOAS, University of London, co-convened by myself and my colleague David Wearing, and running again after a very successful launch last year.

Re: Seeking information on a 'devsirme curriculum'?

Dear Gemma,
If you able read modern Turkish start from İsmail Hakkı Uzunçarşılı's 1st volume of "Kapıkulu Ocakları". If your Turkish is not enough try my book "A Military History of the Ottomans". I discuss about the foundation, functioning and demise of Acemi Ocağı.
Mesut Uyar
UNSW, Canberra