Istanbul, Sep 18 () - The Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul, in collaboration with the National Hellenic Research Institute (Ottoman Studies Program) and the Orient-Institut Istanbul will hold a series of lectures titled “Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
With the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire into more than a dozen new nation states as a consequence of the political developments following the Balkan Wars and World War I, the awareness of a shared past in the eastern Mediterranean under the shadow of Ottoman rule had until recently been ignored as far as the official history textbooks of the successor nation states were concerned.
The joint series of lectures, organized by Evangelia Balta from the Program of Ottoman Studies by the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, and Richard Wittmann from the Orient-Institut in Istanbul, will be held at the Sismanoglio Megaro during the October 2015 – May 2016 academic year.
There will be simultaneous translation from English to Turkish and vice versa. Entrance is free of charge.