Announcement: Monday Talks, Boğaziçi University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature

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Subject Fields: 
Middle East History / Studies, Literature, Islamic History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Area Studies

Dear all,


Below can find the program of the newly-launched Monday Talks of the Department of the Turkish Language and Literature at the Boğaziçi University and information about the first talk of the series by Prof. Cornell Fleischer.


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Monday Talks


22.03.2021, 17:00  (Istanbul local time)
Cornell Fleischer, University of Chicago
Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami (1380- 1454) 
The Origins of Ottoman Historical Consciousness


12.04.2021, 17:00 (Istanbul local time)

Didem Havlioğlu, Duke University

Osmanlı Şiir Söylemi ve Cinsiyet Üretimi


17.05.2021, 17:00 (Istanbul local time)

Özge Koçak Hemmat, Independent Scholar, Chicago
Türkçe Roman ve Aklın Maceraları


07.06.2021, 17:00 (Istanbul local time)
Andrew Peacock, University of St Andrews
The Rise of Literary Turkish: 
Textual and Literary Exchanges between 14th century Anatolia, Khwarazm and Cairo




22.03.2021, 17:00  (Istanbul local time)


Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami (1380-1454) The Origins of Ottoman Historical Consciousness



Prof. Cornell Fleischer
University of Chicago



The Monday Talks series of the Department of Turkish Language and Literatures begins this spring semester with a focus on recent scholarly publications about literary culture. We start with a lecture by Cornell Fleischer, titled “Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami (1380-1454) The Origins of Ottoman Historical Consciousness.” As one of the editors of the two-volume Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4), Fleischer will talk on the Ottoman historical consciousness through the multi-faceted character of Abd al-Rahman al-Bistami, as a continuation of the discussion of his introductory article in this volume, titled "Learning and Sovereignty in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries."

The talk will be in English. Click here to register.


Cornell Fleischer is Kanuni Suleyman Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Professor Fleischer focuses primarily on Ottoman history, specializing in the Age of Suleyman. Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Ottoman Empire: The Historian Mustafa Ali (1541-1600) (Princeton University Press, 1986) is among his selected publications.








Contact Info: 

N. İpek Hüner Cora

Assistant Prof. // Dr. Öğr. Üyesi

Dept. of Turkish Language and Literature // Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü 

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey /