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Kategorie: Orient-Institut Istanbul
By Benan Grams. On June 30th, 1903 Sultan Abdulhamid II approved a project to bring potable water to Damascus from the Ein el-Fijeh spring. The project was presented to the central government by Nazim Pasha, the governor of Syria, during a persistent cholera epidemic that afflicted Damascus throughout that year.
In der Reihe #MWSLieblingsorte stellen die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Institute der Max Weber Stiftung ihre ganz persönlichen Lieblingsorte vor. Durch ihren Wissenschaftsbezug werden die Spezifika der jeweiligen Wissenschaftskultur der Institutsstandorte sichtbar gemacht –…
Von Istanbul nach Iran, von Warschau nach Washington – eine Forschungsreise um die Welt in zehn Episoden. Der neue „Wissen entgrenzen“-Podcast bietet ungewöhnliche Themen und Einblicke in den Alltag der Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler im Ausland.
Threads of Tradition: Textile practices and material culture of Sufism in Istanbul. Some field notes
4 JUNE 2021 | Author: Esther Voswinckel FilizThe above quoted lines of a song lingered in my thoughts while going through field notes on textiles and religious practices in Istanbul’s Sufi tradition.
30 APRIL 2021 | Author: Roxana ComanOttoman material culture in Romania underwent significant paradigm changes with many symbolical implications during the 18th and 19th centuries, most notably if we take into consideration the westernization and nation building processes.
New Publication: “Medicalised Masculinities in Turkey and Iran: The Eigensinn of Hair in Hair Transplantation”
We are happy to announce that our article “Medicalised Masculinities in Turkey and Iran: The Eigensinn of Hair in Hair Transplantation” is now published on the new special issue “Medicalised Masculinities – Somatechnical Interventions” of Somatechnics …
A German-Ottoman Scramble for Objects in ar-Raqqa. Antiquities Trade, Archaeological Looting and Museum Rivalry in the Late Ottoman Empire
23 APRIL 2021 | Author: Sebastian Willert “Since I arrived at Halep [Aleppo] I have been seeing valuable antiquities in many houses. Telegrams I receive from Raqqa indicate that antiquity smuggling is pervasive.” In his telegram of 24 October 1910, Hüseyin Kâzım Kadrî (1870–1934) reported on the treatment of antique objects and ancient remains in the region which constituted Halep Vilâyeti (Vilâyet Aleppo).
9 APRİL 2021 | Author: Salih DemirtaşStudies on ocularcentric aspects of visual culture in modernity cover broad epistemological areas that focus on priority to the eyesight over other senses; in other words, a vision-oriented construction of knowledge, truth and reality. As part of anti-ocularcentric discourses across the social sciences including multisensory research methods, listening sounds of our environment through soundwalks could also develop distinctive creative sensitivities in relation with the subjects and the methodologies of our research areas.
26 March 2021 | Authors: Richard Wittmann & Yaşar Tolga CoraWhat did it mean to individuals of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to participate in World War I under the Ottoman crescent and star banner? Focusing on a wide array of autobiographical sources including memoirs, letters, diaries, and non-textual forms of life narrative left by the multi-ethnic and multilingual Ottoman soldiers and civilians who aided the war effort, we organized the conference “Fighting Under the Same Banner: Memories from the Ottoman Theater of the Great War” (Istanbul, September 6-8, 2019).
Podcast Producer: Dr. des. Kamyar NematollahyMixing and sound mastering by: Payam Souri, Studio Honar (Teheran) Iranian classical music is heir to an ancient tradition that was historically connected to the court and other institutions…
By İlkay Yilmaz. In the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire attempted to construct new technologies of transportation and communication in its territories. These were not only new technologies for the empire, they were also new to the rest of the world.
5 March 2021 | Author and producer of podcast: Dr. des. Kamyar Nematollahy Iranian classical music is heir to an ancient tradition that was historically connected to the court and other institutions of power. This music was once based on the Maghām system, but as a result of formal changes and transmutations, is currently based on Dastgāh and thus is largely called Dastgāhi music.
29 January 2021 | Author: Nevin Şahin The long-term project Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae, after having initiated the online publication platform www.corpus-musicae-ottomanicae.de in 2018, is now happy to publish the pre-prints of the first music and text editions of the project on music sources in the Hampartsum notation.
15. Januar 2021 | Autor*innen: OII Öffentlichkeitsarbeit Aktuelle Berichte aus den Forschungsfeldern, Informationen zu Neuerscheinungen in unseren Publikationsreihen, Projektbeschreibungen unserer Stipendiat*innen sowie Ankündigungen unserer wissenschaftlichen (Online-)Veranstaltungen geben einen Einblick in das abwechslungsreiche Leben und Arbeiten am Orient-Institut.
The workshop was organized by the Orient-Institut Istanbul as part of the project titled “A Cartography of Hair:y_less Masculinities. A Comparison between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey” and University of Southern Denmark as part of the project “Medicine Man: Media Assemblages of Medicalized Masculinity”.
“I Deal With the History of Concepts and Ideas; I Deal With Both Explicit and Implicit Knowledge” – Interview with Shahrzad Irannejad
Today, we talk to Shahrzad Irannejad, a research fellow at Orient-Institut Istanbul. She is a researcher in the history of medicine in the Islamicate world and joined Orient-Institut Istanbul in the fall of 2020.