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International Workshop: Istanbul Through Byzantine and Ottoman Eyes

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

History Program

International Workshop: Istanbul Through Byzantine and Ottoman Eyes

Organizers: Maja Kominko (Sabanci U.) & Maximilian Hartmuth (Sabanci U.)

Location: Sabanci University Communications Centre, Karaköy, Istanbul

Date: June 2, 2007 (Saturday)

Workshop Programme

SESSION 1: THE HIPPODROME

9:30 Peter Bell ( University of Oxford ), The Hippodrome and Social Conflict in the Sixth Century

10:00 Zeynep Yelçe ( Sabancı University ), The Hippodrome as a Politically Charged Space in the Sixteenth century

10:30 Discussion

SESSION 2: THE PALACE

11:00 Maria Cristina Carile ( University of Bologna/RCAC ), The Palace of Constantinople and the Heavenly Jerusalem : Imperial Visions in Byzantium

11:30 Barry Wood ( Yeditepe University ), Palaces, Pavilions and Perspective: Depictions of Architecture in Ottoman Miniature Painting

 

12:00 Discussion

12:30-14:00: Lunch Break

 

 

SESSION 3: THE CHURCH

 

14:00 Anestis Vasilakeris (Boğaziçi University), Colour as a Structural Element in the Chora Mosaics

14:30 Philipp Niewöhner (German Archaeological Institute), Maja Kominko (Sabancı University), St. Benoit in Galata: Byzantine Origins of a Latin Church in the Ottoman City

15:00 Maximilian Hartmuth ( Sabancı University ), Quoting Byzantium in Late Ottoman Istanbul

 

15:15 Discussion

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 4: THE OTTOMANS AND THE CITY

16:00 Hakan Erdem (Sabancı University), "Conspiring Infidels and Collaborating Renegades": A Fifteenth Century Ottoman Controversy Around the Resettlement of the City  

16:30 Özgür Yıldırım ( Sabancı University ), Byzantine and Ottoman Charitable Institution in the City – Continuity or Discontinuity?

16:45 Discussion

 

17:15 Tülay Artan ( Sabancı University ), The Ottoman Divan Yolu

17:45 Metin Kunt ( Sabancı University ), A Princely Progress through the City

18:15 Discussion