Kategorie: Orient-Institut Istanbul

The Fijeh Water Project and the Cholera Epidemic in 1903 Damascus

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.

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).

Historical Resonances of Nichori

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.

Fighting under the same banner: Memories from the Ottoman theater of the Great War

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).

Between Tradition and Innovation: The Young Generation of Iranian Composers in the Digital Era

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.

Newsletter 02/2020 ist erschienen

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