The second volume of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies, Istanbul Research Institute's peer-reviewed and open access journal is now online!
The peer-reviewed articles of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 2 (2020) include works from the fields of history of medicine and pandemics, architectural history and conservation, historiography and history of science.
Among the peer-reviewed articles, Akif Yerlioğlu's "'May Those Who Understand What I Wrote Remember This Humble One”: Paratextual Elements in Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Medical Manuscripts" is the recipient of our Early Career Article Prize.
Cabinet, devoted to documents from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collections, analyzes a paper icon with the themes of Last Judgment and the Second Coming. Meclis includes two thematic dossiers: the first consists of selected papers from the Imagining the City Symposium organized at the Pera Museum in 2014; and the second deals with experiencing Hagia Sophia in the past and diverse encounters with it. Meclis concludes with a short piece that problematizes the validity of the accepted date of the conquest of Constantinople, May 29, 1453. Reviews and Istanbul Bibliography features seven book and three exhibition reviews with various themes, periods, and disciplines, as well as the Istanbul Bibliography 2020, which brings together the latest research on Istanbul.
Heartfelt thanks to all the authors, reviewers, editors, assistants, designers, typesetters, and printers who, in this difficult year, supported YILLIK!
Fezanur Karaağaçlıoğlu – Exotic and Toxic? Plague in Early Nineteenth-Century Galata-Pera
Hasan Sercan Sağlam – Galata Kulesi’nin Ceneviz Dönemine Yönelik Bir Yeniden Değerlendirme
Olcay Akyıldız, Zeynep Uysal – Şehri Hayal Etmek: İstanbul Tahayyülleri
Selim Sırrı Kuru – İki Şehrin Şiiri: Gazelde İstanbul ve Galata İkilisi
Hatice Aynur – Tatavlalı Mahremî’nin Şehnâme’sinde Suriçi İstanbul’u
Murat Germen – Şimdilerde Şehir: Hayal Kırıklığı
Arietta Papaconstantinou – The Sound of a Thousand Tongues: Visitors to Constantinople from the Eastern Provinces in the Sixth Century
Marios Philippides – The Date of the Conquest of Constantinople: May 29, 1453?
Reviews and Istanbul Bibliography 2020
Florin Leonte, Imperial Visions of Late Byzantium: Manuel II Palaiologos and Rhetoric in Purple. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020. x+334 pages. ISBN: 9781474441032 / Reviewed by Paul Magdalino
Zeren Tanındı, Yazıda Âhenk ve Renk: Sadberk Hanım Müzesi Koleksiyonundan Sanatlı Kitaplar, Belgeler ve Hüsn-i Hatlar. Istanbul: Vehbi Koç Vakfı, Sadberk Hanım Müzesi, 2019. 2 cilt, 816 sayfa. ISBN: 9786059606202 / Reviewed by Aslıhan Erkmen
Christopher Houston, Istanbul, City of the Fearless: Urban Activism, Coup d’État and Memory in Turkey. Oakland: University of California Press, 2020. xii + 227 pages, 3 figures. ISBN: 9780520373191 / Reviewed by Sinan Erensü
Priscus, Fragmenta et Excerpta: Attila ve Bizans Tarihi. Çev. ve haz. Turhan Kaçar. Istanbul: Alfa Yayınları, 2020. 368 sayfa. ISBN: 9786254491153 / Reviewed by Aslıhan Akışık-Karakullukçu
Ayten Alkan, der., Şehir ve Hayvan. Istanbul: Patika Kitap, 2020. 279 sayfa. ISBN: 9786056887741 / Reviewed by Onur İnal
Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art. British Museum, 10 Ekim 2019– 26 Haziran 2020, Londra. Küratörler: Julia Tugwell ve Olivia Threlkeld / Reviewed by Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik
Connectivités (Connectivities). Mucem—Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, June 29, 2020– December 31, 2021. Curator: Myriame Morel- Deledalle in collaboration with Sylvia Amar-Gonzalez, Jean-Roch Bouiller, and Emilie Girard / Reviewed by Ekin Can Göksoy
Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from New York University’s Abby Weed Grey Collection. Grey Art Gallery, New York University, September 10– December 7, 2019. Curator: Lynn Gumpert / Reviewed by Lydia Harrington
Istanbul Bibliography 2020 Compiled by Osman Kocabal and Deniz Özcan
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