Announcement of GTOT Prizes 2018

For the first time, the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) is awarding junior researchers with the GTOT Prize for outstanding theses in the fields of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies.

For further information see:

GTOT-Prize-Call_eng (pdf)

GTOT-Preis-Ausschreibung_de (pdf)

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Save the Date! Turkologentag 2018

Save the Date! GTOT is excited to announce that the Turkologentag 2018 will be held in beautiful Bamberg, Germany, from September 19-21.

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Job advertisement: Research Associate

UHH-Logo_2010_Farbe_RGBfor the project “HerCoRe –Hermeneutic and Computer based Analysis of Reliability, Consistency and Vagueness in historical texts (illustrated through two main historical works of Dimitrie Cantemir)”

The position commences on 1 May 2017 and is based in the department of Turkish Studies.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017

It is remunerated at the salary level TV – L 13 and calls for 65% of standard work hours per week.

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:
Support for the development and evaluation of annotation tools for complex annotations considering vagueness. Preparation of annotations of project-specific parameters (Dates, Places, and Names) as well as related parameters for two books of Dimitrie Cantemir (Beschreibung der Moldau und Geschichte des osmanischen Reichs nach seinem Anwachsen und Abnehmen). Preparing of lists that bring together vague terms related to parameters.

M.A. in Turkish/Ottoman studies preferred. Knowledge of German, English and Turkish/Ottoman is obligatory. Knowledge of digital annotation process is an advantage.

Further information:

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Call for Papers: Workshop „Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey“

old_halfeti_0327-28 October 2017,
Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut

The TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) of Universität Hamburg will host a two-day academic workshop to examine new approaches to the environmental history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. Environmental history is an emerging field in Ottoman and Turkish studies. Contrary to the growing number  of  environmental historical  studies  in  North  America,  Europe,  and  other  parts  of  the  world,  the number of studies in this burgeoning subfield in Ottoman and Turkish studies still can be counted on the fingers of one hand. This workshop is an invitation to historians, sociologists, political scientists, geographers, environmental and natural scientists, and all other researchers, both early career and experienced, identifying themselves or showing an interest in the field of Ottoman/Turkish environmental history.

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Now available! Open access to our catalogue “Wonders of Creation. Ottoman Manuscripts from Hamburg Collections”


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Book Presentation: History Takes Place: Istanbul – Dynamics of Urban Change

history-takes-placeBook Presentation
History Takes Place: Istanbul – Dynamics of Urban Change, ed. by Anna Hofmann/Ayşe Öncü.

Wendnesday, 14 September 2016, 4.45 p.m.
Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg, Room 221

Panel discussion (English) with Hendrik Bohle, Architect (Berlin); Vivienne Marquart, Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Saale) and Özge Sezer, Technical University Berlin.

Presentation: Michael Thumann (DIE ZEIT).

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in cooperation with the TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ), Universität Hamburg

History Takes Place: Istanbul seeks to open up a new perspective on Istanbul, not throughnarrative or typical images of East and West, but through a series of spontaneous shots. Contributions by young academics from various disciplines – history, cultural and social sciences, as well as geography, architecture, and urban planning – address contested histories and memories, experiences of home and exile, or of exclusion and resistance in the public sphere. The reader is invited to rethink the relationship between the “historical past” and the “ethnographic present” and at the same time to see how “history” is always in the making in Istanbul.


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Wonders of Creation – Ottoman Manuscripts in Hamburg Collections

screen-digitalisierte-hs-img_8399-1What a pleasure to scroll through this opulently illustrated book on a gesture controlled screen: Wonders of Creation!

Official opening of the exhibition: 15.09.2016, 7 pm!


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