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The Seventh International Symposium on Ottoman Istanbul


Istanbul 29 Mayis University Elmalıkent Campus on May 3 – 5, 2019.



Possible paper topics could include (but are not restricted to):

• Conquest of Istanbul

• The importance of Istanbul for the Turkish-Islamic World

• The role of the city within World History

• The role of Fatih Sultan Mehmed during the formative years of Istanbul

• Physical and topographical development of Ottoman Istanbul

• Istanbul as a multi-cultural city and meeting point of civilizations

• Istanbul as a metropolis

• Istanbul as the administrative center and the capital of the Ottoman Empire

• City governments and historic and cultural heritage conservation

• Town planning, architecture and art of Istanbul

• Social structure, ethnic and confessional communities

• Science, learning and literature in the Ottoman Istanbul

• Economic conditions and commercial activities of Ottoman Istanbul

• Urban Archeology of the Ottoman period

• The ancient heritage in Istanbul through the eyes of the Ottomans


Click here to download the application form.

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