YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OTTOMAN SUMMER SCHOOL - Istanbul, Turkey

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OTTOMAN CALLIGRAPHY AND PALEOGRAPHY l – II
18 June-03 August 2018
1. OTTOMAN CALLIGRAPHY AND PALEOGRAPHY l
Ottoman Turkish is a language that consists of three languages: Turkish, Arabic and Persian. Ottoman Calligraphy is the artistic handwriting style of Ottoman Turkish. Ottoman Paleography includes reading documents from the Ottoman State. The course begins with teaching the alphabet of Ottoman Turkish. Lecturing about Ottoman Calligraphy and Paleography follows it. At the same time, passages from published and handwritten scripts are given. These lessons are also helpful for students to improve their Turkish language skills.
Ottoman Calligraphy and Paleography I is focused on developing the ability to read, transcribe, and translate printed Ottoman texts mainly from the 19th-20th century.
Requirements: Intermediate Turkish is required for participating the Ottoman Calligraphy and Paleography I.
2. OTTOMAN CALLIGRAPHY AND PALEOGRAPHY ll
In Ottoman Calligraphy and Paleography II lessons we will focus on reading printed and handwritten Ottoman documents such as archives, newspapers, chronicals and etc. There can be aditional reading materials due to the interest of students according to their field of study. The lessons will start with the most common handwriting style called Rik’a and will continue to read other handwriting styles such as Nesih, Divani.
This level receives 154 hours (7 weeks) : (instructions, practice hours and studying in the State Archives of Ottoman Empire during the program.
Requirements: At least Intermediate Turkish and reading printed documents are required for participating the Ottoman Calligraphy and Paleography II.
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
1. SEMINARS
2. VISITS
 ISAM (Center for Islamic Studies Library)
 State Archive
 Suleymaniye Library Web: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Turkish-Studies-in-Istanbul
For further information: sevim.yilmazonder@gmail.com