Turkey

Professor Cemal Kafadar and CMES Phd student Aleksander Shopov discuss historic preservation efforts in Istanbul

September 13, 2013

Harvard History PhD graduate Clare Gillis recently interviewed CMES PhD student Aleksander Shopov and Professor Cemal Kafadar for an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on efforts by scholars for historical preservation in Istanbul:

Another construction project approved in June is the razing and redevelopment of the Yedikule gardens. Yedikule means "seven towers," for the Ottoman-era turrets in the surrounding city walls.

The gardens are on a narrow stretch of land along...

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2013 Feb 20

Turkish Foreign Policy: Between Brussels and Shanghai

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS, Knafel Building, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World and The Future of Diplomacy Project, Kennedy School of Government are pleased to present

Soli Özel, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Kadir Has University, Istanbul; columnist, Haber Turk; Spring 2013 Fisher Family Fellow, with the Future of Diplomacy Project, Kennedy School of Government.... Read more about Turkish Foreign Policy: Between Brussels and Shanghai

2012 Sep 19

A BILINGUAL MEVLID: Süleyman Çelebi’s masterpiece in Greek and Turkish

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

Recognized as a classic of Turkish literature, Vesilet’ün Necat, or more commonly known as Mevlid-i Şerif is a long poem commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammed written in Turkish in 1409 by Süleyman Çelebi (1351-1422) in Bursa. It is often chanted on special occasions such as the birth of a child or as a commemoration of the dead. Musically, mevlid is a solo form, improvised and unaccompanied, usually performed in conjunction with Koranic chant and informal group singing of devotional songs (ilahi).... Read more about A BILINGUAL MEVLID: Süleyman Çelebi’s masterpiece in Greek and Turkish

2012 Sep 05

A Troubled Turkey

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS, Knafel Building, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Ambassador Morton I. AbramowitzMorton Abramowitz is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation. He is on the boards of the International Rescue Committee, the International Crisis Group, and Human Rights in North Korea, and is on the advisory council of the National Interest quarterly journal and Foreign Policy magazine.... Read more about A Troubled Turkey

2012 Mar 27

Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey: the Other Side of Tolerance

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES is pleased to present

Marcy Brink Danan
Dorot Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University; author of the newly released book, Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey: the Other Side of Tolerance (Indiana University Press, 2012)... Read more about Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey: the Other Side of Tolerance

2012 Feb 16

Memleket, Vatan, Yurt: Home in the context of Return Migration in Turkey

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Middle East Beyond Borders: Culture, Religion, Politics

invites interested students, faculty and affiliates to our next paper workshop and discussion with

Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe
Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Doctoral Student in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences... Read more about Memleket, Vatan, Yurt: Home in the context of Return Migration in Turkey

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