Summer School // Reading and Analysing Ottoman Manuscripts

Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM), Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBÜ) The French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo), and the Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Central Asian Studies (CETOBaC) at EHESS, are organising a summer school in Ankara devoted to reading and analysing Ottoman manuscript sources. This is the third edition, following the summer school of 2016 in Amman, Jordan and 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon.

During the five-day programme we will introduce young researchers (mostly MA and PhD candidates, but postdocs may also apply) to reading, combining and analysing manuscript sources from various archives of the Ottoman era, produced at local, provincial and imperial levels. Our summer school offers future researchers introductory presentations of the archival situation, various types of sources and basic research tools and workshops with a focus on the actual work with texts. The aim is to overcome the initial difficulties researchers often face when working with archival material from the Ottoman period, one of which is an administrative terminology no longer in use today.

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