BİLKENT HISTORY GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
9-10 May 2022

Twenty six graduate students from Bilkent University, Bogazici University, Middle East Technical Umiversity and Koç University will present their work in eight panel sessions at this two-day event which will be held at C-Block Amphi from 09:30 till 17:00 each day.

Symposium Program
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SEMINAR
"Coins and Contexts – Enriching Our Picture of the Past"

by

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Kurt

Date: 29.04.2022
Time: 16.30 (GMT +3)
Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID/Password:
463 611 1564 / 604a2ab80e
SEMINAR
"From Coins to Data: New History for Ancient Antioch"

by

Assoc. Prof. Kristina Neumann

Date: 27.04.2022
Time: 17.30 (GMT +3)
Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID/Password:
463 611 1564 / 604a2ab80e
HISTORY TALKS

"Blue Eyes, Pockmarks, and the Violent Making of the Slaves in the Late Ottoman Empire"
by

Dr. Ceyda Karamürsel 

Date: 19.04.2022
Time: 17.00 (GMT +3)

Online Event (Zoom) 

Room 167
Zoom ID: 463 611 1564
Password: 604a2ab80e

SEMINAR
by
Silvana Rachieru 
"From Vassality to Equality: Ottoman-Romanian Relations in the 19th Century
08. 04. 2022 Friday. 17.30
Online or Face to Face (Room AZ 31)
Zoom Link
Zoom ID/Password: 463 611 1564 / 604a2ab80e
and
"Ottoman Heritage in Romania"
12.04.2022, Tuesday. 17.30
Online or Face to Face (Room AZ 31)
Zoom Link
Zoom ID/Password: 463 611 1564 / 604a2ab80e
ANAMED TALKS
"Urban Life After Antiquity:
The Byzantine City between Heraclius and the Fourth Crusade"
by

Assist. Prof. Dr. Luca Zavagno
(the Department of History)
Moderator:
Nokolas Bakirtzis

Date: 21.04.2022
Time: 17.00 (GMT +3)
Online Event
For Registration and Information

SEMINAR SERIES
"Beyond Books: the Diagrammatic Mode in Byzantium"

by

Prof. Linda Safran
(Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto)

Date: 31.03.2022
Time: 18.00 (İstanbul Time Zone)

Zoom Event
For further info and registration:
byzantiumatankara@hotmail.com
SEMINAR
"Love (mahabbet): An Emotion Providing the Meaning-making Mechanisms of Protection (hıfz) in early modern Ottoman Familial Relations"
by

Dr. Nil Tekgül 
(the Department of History)

Date: 29.03.2022
Time: 17.00 (İstanbul Time Zone)
Zoom Meeting Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/4636111564?pwd=c1g5NjcyWW9Qc2E4dEhUTTBNZ2poUT09
Meeting ID/Password:
463 611 1564 / 604a2ab80e
PUBLIC LECTURE 

“"Can Ottoman Women Speak? An Inquiry into Ottoman Gender
Studies”

by
Asst. Prof. Dr. Berrak Burçak

Date: 08.03.2022

Time: 17.00 (Ankara Time Zone)
Zoom Meeting ID: 463 611 1564
Password: 604a2ab80e
Zoom Link


INTERESTED IN HISTORY?

The Department of History is now accepting applications for
Masters and Ph.D. Programs

Application Deadline:
15 May 2022

Click for
Admission and Application

SEMINAR
"The Visible city": History of Byzantine
Urbanism Between 600 and 1204
by
Asst. Prof. Luca Zavagno
(Metu Architectural History Talks
Fall 2021-22)

Date: 24.01.2022
Time: 18.00 (İstanbul Time Zone)

Zoom Event
Meeting ID: 982 4937 9054
Passcode: 462612


Araştırma Görevlisi Pozisyonu
Sınav Sonuç İlanı

Bilkent Üniversitesi İİSBF Tarih Bölümü'nde "Araştırma Görevlisi" pozisyonunda istihdam edilmek üzere başvuran ve ön değerlendirmeyi geçen adaylar için 04.01.2022 tarihinde yapılan bilim sınavı sonucu 

(06 Ocak 2022)

Sınav Sonucu

BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA SEMINAR SERIES
FALL 2021/22

"Cherson in the Crimea and the Byzantine Empire (early – middle Byzantine period)”
by
Dr. Martina Cechova
(Institute of Slavonic Studies of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague)

Date: 10.01.2022
Time: 18.00 (Ankara Time Zone)

Live YouTube Broadcast
For More Information 
Registration



Research Assistant Recruitment Pre-Evaluation Report
Candidate List

Bilkent Üniversitesi İİSBF Tarih Bölümünde “Araştırma Görevlisi” pozisyonunda istihdam edilmek üzere başvuran adayların ön değerlendirmesi yapılmış ve ekteki adaylar sözlü ve yazılı sınava hak
kazanmışlardır.
(29 Aralık 2021)

Candidate List

SEMINAR
“Fantastic Fountains and Where to Find Them
A Comparative Analysis on Fountains In Byzantium and the Islamicate World”
by

Federica A. Broilo
(University “Carlo Bo” of Urbino)

Date: 16.12.2021
Time: 18.00 (İstanbul Time Zone)
To obtain Zoom access
byzantiumatankara@gmail.com

Byzantium at Ankara

SEMINAR
"Some Considerations on Relationship Between the Western Powers and the Ottoman Turks in the Late Middle Ages: From the Case Study of Sigismondo Malatesta Lord of Rimini"

by
Elisa Tosi Brandi
(University of Bologna)

Date: 02.12.2021 Thursday
Time: 18.00 (İstanbul Time Zone)

(Zoom Event)
Byzantium at Ankara
PUBLICATION

Assist. Prof. Dr. Luca Zavagno of the Department of History published his third monograph. 

"The Byzantine City from Heraclius to the Fourth Crusade, 610-1204" 

The book was published by Palgrave McMillan, 2021 in the New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture Series.

Detailed Information

MINI SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP
“Strolling Through Echoes of the Past: Byzantine Music"

This mini symposium/workshop aims to explore the many facets of Byzantine music and its legacy. The symposium provides also a Byzantine Note-Reading Workshop. Friday's session will be concluded with a concert program.
(Zoom Event)
Detailed Program

For more details:
Byzantium at Ankara
Bilkent Saygun Center


 
BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"Venedik Arşivi'nden II. Osman Fermanı"

by
Dr. Vera Costantini
(Ca' Foscari Venedik Üniversitesi)

Date: 20.04.2021 Tuesday 
Time: 20:00 (Ankara Time Zone)
Zoom Meeting Info


SEMINAR

"Machiavelli's Florentine Histories: An Essay on the Birth of 'Constitutional' Law"

by 
Prof. Levent Yılmaz (University of Paris Nanterre)

Date: 08.04.2021, Thursday
Time: 16.30 (Ankara Time Zone)

Zoom Meeting Info

Meeting ID: 256 109 2748
Passcode: 768464

 

BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA 
SPRING 2021

Byzantium and the Silk Roads, Mini Seminar Series

by

Irene Giviashvili, Qiang Li Ihac, Aniket Chettri

Friday 9 April (17.00 o'clock, Istanbul time)


For More Information: byzantiumatankara@hotmail.com
For further info and registration: Program



The Dumbarton Oaks Library Research Collection/ Harvard Center for Byzantine Studies has selected the Department of History as one of the few institutional recipients of their Byzantine Seminar Series on Numismatic and Sigillography. Prof. Jonathan Shea has delivered a seminar on "Byzantine Seals and their use" to Bilkent Ug and Grad students enrolled in Dr. Luca Zavagno's Byzantine History course.
A further seminar on Byzantine Coins will be held (virtually) in the Fall 2021/22 Semester.
Dr. Luca Zavagno and three Bilkent History Grad Students (Fermude Gulsevinç, Yunus Dogan and Aysenur Mulla) will be delivering a paper at the 52 International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo as members of the FLAME-Princeton University project

Date: 10-15 May 2021

Program
the Flame Project

EXTRATERRITORIALITY AND THE CAPITULATIONS IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: AN OVERVİEW
By

Dr. Berke Torunoğlu
(The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Date:10.03.2021, Wednesday
Time: 17.00 (Ankara Time Zone)

Zoom Meeting Info

Meeting ID: 256 109 2748
Passcode: 768464

Bedirhan Laçin, our Ph.D. candidate, has been awarded a TUBITAK
research grant for nine months as a visiting fellow at the University
of California, Davis in the United States of America.

Göksel Baş, our Ph.D. candidate, has been awarded a TUBITAK research
grant for six months as a visiting fellow at the University of Vienna,
Austria.


Turaç Hakalmaz, our Ph.D. candidate, has been awarded a TUBITAK research grant for one year as a visiting fellow in the United Kingdom.
He will also be delivering a speech at the IMC International Medieval Congress 2021 
(Turaç Hakalmaz has been awarded a grant by "Templar Heritage Trust Fund" which has been awarded only to six applicants) 
Date of the Congress: 5-9 July 2021
IMC Website

Two of our Ph.D. students, Yunus Doğan and Fermude Gülsevinç will be delivering a paper at the prestigious OUBS 23rd International Graduate Conference, Organized by the University of Oxford

Date: 26-28 February 2021

Registration
Program

BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA 
SPRING 2021
February:
Ceylan Karaca, Rossina Kostova, Malte Fuhrman
March:
Myrto Veikou, Jonathan Shea
April: Byzantium and the Silk Roads, Mini Seminar Series
Irene Giviashvili, Qiang Li Ihac, Aniket Chettri
May:
Sercan Yandım Aydın, Cenk Güray & Nevin Şahin, Ingo Herklotz
For More Information: byzantiumatankara@hotmail.com
Also: Program



PUBLICATION

Early Ottoman Military and Administrative Order in the Balkans 

A Muster Roll of the Voynuk Corps (Defter-i Esami -i Voynugan) in the Western Balkans From 1487

by

Dr. Evgeni R. Radushev (Department of History)
and
Göksel Baş, PhD. Candidate 

Details

 

 

 

BETWEEN TWO PASSPORTS: THE FORMATION OF OTTOMAN NATIONALITY AND THE GREEK POPULATION QUESTION, 1830-1875

By

Dr. Berke Torunoğlu
(The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Date: 01.12.2020
Time: 16.30 (Ankara Time Zone)

Zoom Meeting Info

Meeting ID: 256 109 2748
Passcode: 768464

BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA 
BYZANTINE SEMINAR
SERIES FALL 2020

“The Grave of St. Nicholas"

by
Dr. Philip Niewöhner
(Privatdozent in Göttingen)

Zoom Event
15 October 2020, at 6.00 pm.

For Questions

For full seminar
series program

GLOBAL BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA 
FROM PAST TO PRESENT(SUMMER SEMINAR SERIES)


A Zoom Virtual Event

10-17-24 July 2020

Seminar Web Site
 Byzantium at Ankara

For Questions Contact Us at: byzantiumankara@hotmail.com

BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA 
BYZANTINE SEMINAR
SERIES SPRING 2020/21

“1st Graduate Students Forum
A Zoom Virtual Event”

In Collaboration with Bilkent University, Hacettepe University,
Koç University and Boğaziçi University
26-27 June 2020

Seminar Web Site: Byzantium at Ankara
For Questions Contact Us at: byzantiumankara@hotmail.com

CONDOLENCES

We have received the sad news that our former colleague, Cadoc Leighton, who was a faculty member between 1994-2015, passed away. We wish to extend our condolences to Leighton family and Bilkent community.

Bölümümüz hocalarından (1994-2015) değerli meslektaşımız Cadoc Leighton’un vefat ettiğini üzülerek öğrenmiş bulunmaktayız. Leighton ailesine ve Bilkent camiasına başsağlığı dileklerimizi sunarız.
 
BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA
SEMINAR SERIES

“Byzantine - Turkish Diplomacy and The Loss of Western Asia Minor (1260-1335)”
by

Alexander Beihammer
(University of Notre Dame)


 March 11, 2020 at 14:30. Room: A-130.

BYZANTIUM AT ANKARA 
BYZANTINE SEMINAR SERIES

“A Pilgrimage Site in Lycia: Saint Nicholas Church and Monastery in Myra"

by
Sema Doğan
(Hacettepe University)

27.02.2020 Thursday. Room: A-130. Time: 14:30.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY TALK

"Byzantine Tents and the Global Middle Ages"

by
Margaret Mullett
(Queen's University Belfast)

16.12.2019 Monday. Room: A-130. Time:14:30

WORKSHOP
"The Byzantine Countryside: Insular and Coastal Perspectives"

Elena Boeck (De Paul University), Angelo Castrorao (CSIC Madrid), Lucia Arcifa (University of Catania), Fabio Pinna (University of Cagliari), Elisabetta Giorgi (University of Siena), Luca Zavagno (Bilkent University), Ufuk Serin (Metu)

06.12.2019 Friday. C Block Amphi. Time: 09:30-16:15.

BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"XVI. ve XVII. Yüzyıllarda Osmanlı-Habsburg Diplomatik İlişkileri: Temel Meseleler ve Literatür Eleştirisi"

by
Özgür Kolçak
(İstanbul Üniversitesi)

28.11.2019 Thursday. Room: AZ-31. Time: 16:45.


BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"Ottoman Consuls in Boston 1845-1914: An Untold Story"

by
Ömür Budak

21.11.2019 Thursday. Room: AZ-31. Time: 16:45.

BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"Habsburg Merceğinden Bakmak: Osmanlı Tarihçiliği İçin Avusturya Arşivlerinin Önemi"

by
Ömer Gezer
(Hacettepe Üniversitesi)


14.11.2019 Thursday. Room: AZ-31. Time: 16:45.
BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"Habsburg Ordusunda İtalyan Bir General: Kont Luigi Marsigli ve Dünyası"

by
Dr. Güner Doğan


07.11.2019 Thursday. Room: AZ-31. Time: 16:45.
SEMINAR

"The Governor's Divan and the Sharia Court: Administration of Justice in the Ottoman Provinces during the Eighteenth Century"

by
Jun Akiba

(Institute for Advanced
Studies on Asia,
The University of Tokyo)

31.10.2019 Thursday. Room: A130. Time: 17:40

OTTOMAN LEVANTINE MAPS
FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY UNTIL THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Opening and Panel: 13 May 14:00-17:00
ALL ARE WELCOME

Date: 13-22 May 2019
Place: Lıbrary Art Gallery



BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"May 10: A Spring Day to Remember in the History of Modern Romanian-Ottoman Relations"

by
Silvana Rachieru
(University of Bucharest)

10.05.2019 Friday. Room: AZ-31. Time: 16:40.

 
BİLKENT INTERNATIONAL
HOUSE (BIH) TALKS

"Shared Worlds: Connecting the Medieval Mediterranean  (a model for present day?)"

By
Luca Zavagno


28 March 2019. Room: B Building (B-111) Time: 18:00

BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"Para Tarihi Araştırmaları ve Osmanlı Arşivi"

Ömerül Faruk Bölükbaşı

04.04.2019 Perşembe. Yer: AZ-31 Saat: 16:45

BİLKENT HISTORICAL
SOCIETY TALKS

"Roma Identity: Orientalism Transposed"

by
Owen Miller

28.03.2019 Thursday. Room: AZ-31 Time:16:40

STUDENT COLLOQUIUM

"The Longue Durée of the Eastern Mediterranean: Byzantium Venice and the Ottomans"

Friday, 21 December, H. 9:30-16:20 C-Block Amphi.


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CONFERENCE


Some Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Ottoman Accommodation in the Hungarian Kingdom - the Possibilities of Visualization in GIS


December 6th, 2018
Time: 14:00
FEASS, Room A-130


(The conference will be held in Turkish and English)
WORKSHOP

"Sailing to Byzantium"

Insular and Coastal Urban Spaces in the Medieval Mediterranean

Bilkent University, FEASS, C Block Amphi, Friday, November 2018.

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HIST 200 History of Turkey Award Ceremony


The annual History of Turkey award ceremony took place on Monday, October 15 at C-Block Auditorium. The awards were presented to students whose projects were judged the best of the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Bilkent Üniversitesi Tarih Bölümü ve Londra Birkbeck Üniversitesi arasında yapılan işbirliği çerçevesinde son dört ayda üç farklı eğitici ve geliştirici "Yazı Atölyesi" düzenlendi.




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