New Issue Announcement | YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 4 (2022)

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The fourth volume of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies, Istanbul Research Institute's peer-reviewed and open access journal, is online and can be ordered in print.

Peer-reviewed articles of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 4 (2022) include works on different issues in Istanbul’s history: the phenomenon of the Phanariot houses, projections of xenophobia in the early republican period, and Beyoğlu’s religious soundscape. Among the peer-reviewed articles, Orçun Can Okan’s “Projections of Xenophobia: The Capitulations, Employment, and Anglo-Turkish Relations in the 1920s” is the recipient of our Early Career Article Prize.

The Cabinet section, devoted every year to a close analysis of a document from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, analyzes a reader’s letter sent to author Fikret Adil by the president of the Turkish Society for the Protection of Animals, Nazım Kıbrızlı. Meclis features a special dossier on the Allied occupation of Istanbul, co-edited by Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal and Gizem Tongo. This dossier, with contributions by the exhibition’s consultants, accompanies the exhibition Occupied City: Politics and Daily Life in Istanbul, 1918–1923 (Meşgul Şehir: İşgal İstanbul’unda Siyaset ve Gündelik Hayat, 1918–1923), opened at the Istanbul Research Institute on January 11, 2023, curated by MacArthur-Seal and Tongo. YILLIK’s 2022 issue concludes with book and exhibition reviews, and the most recent edition of the Istanbul Bibliography.

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Namık Erkal | Firuzan Melike Sümertaş –  “Of a Piece with Their Habitations”: Phanariots and Their Houses on the Phanar Waterfront

Orçun Can Okan –  Projections of Xenophobia: The Capitulations, Employment, and Anglo-Turkish Relations in the 1920s

Alex Rodriguez Suarez – Bell Ringing in Latin Pera: Sounds and Silence


Mine Yıldırım – A Compassionate Correspondence: On the Humane Killing of Street Dogs in Istanbul 


Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal ­| Gizem Tongo – Representing Occupied Istanbul: Documents, Objects, and Memory

Ekaterina Aygün – What Russian-Language Publications Tell Us about Refugee Life in Occupied Istanbul

Lerna Ekmekcioglu – Mourning Bliss: Remaining Armenian(s) in Occupied Constantinople

Artemis Papatheodorou – The Hellenic Literary Society at Constantinople between Ottomanism and Greek Irredentism

Ceren Abi – Cooperation and Contestation: Cultural Heritage in Occupied Istanbul

Erol Ülker – A Social Democratic Party in Istanbul during the Post-Armistice Years

Claire Le Bras – Policing and Security in Occupied Istanbul

Reviews and Istanbul Bibliography

Shirine Hamadeh and Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, eds., A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul. Leiden: Brill, 2022. xxx + 757 pages, 57 figures, 6 tables. ISBN: 9789004468566. Reviewed by James Grehan.

Nathanael Aschenbrenner and Jake Ransohoff, eds., The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2021. xviii + 457 pages. ISBN: 9780884024842. Reviewed by Paul Stephenson.

Avner Wishnitzer, As Night Falls: Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Cities after Dark. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xiii + 376 pages, 8 figures. ISBN: 978110883214. Reviewed by Oumaïma Jaïdane.

Enno Maessen, Representing Modern Istanbul: Urban History and International Institutions in Twentieth Century Beyoğlu. London: I.B. Tauris, 2022. 208 pages, 4 figures and 1 table. ISBN: 9780755637461. Reviewed by Nilay Özlü.

Şehzade’nin Sıra Dışı Dünyası: Abdülmecid Efendi. Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi, 21 Aralık 2021–28 Ağustos 2022. Küratör: Nazan Ölçer. Reviewed by Bihter Sabanoğlu.

François Georgeon, Au Pays du Raki: Le vin et l’alcool de l’Empire ottoman à la Turquie d’Erdoğan (XIVe–XXIe siècle). Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2021. 368 sayfa, 24 şekil. ISBN: 9872271131201. Reviewed by Burak Onaran.

Istanbul Bibliography 2022

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Ahmet Can Karapınar


Istanbul Research Institute