Calendar

20/04/2017

Exile, Political and Economic Migration in the Ottoman Empire

Conference @ CEZAYIR Toplanti Salonu

07/02/2017

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

29/11/2016

Transformations of public space

Seminar @ SRII

23/11/2016

Ethnographic research on historical knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

Jarring Lecture @ Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm

08/11/2016

A City Altered by the Population Exchange

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

07/11/2016

A Study on Existential Meaning- Making Coping with Cancer

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

03/11/2016

Today Talks: Borders, Nations, Citizens

Seminar @ SRII

01/11/2016

Ottoman Monuments in Kavala

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

Images of the Past - Kavala & Its Region

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

An Overview of the History of Kavala (end of the 14th c - 1912)

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

24/10/2016

Old Oaks in Turkey – an unknown treasure

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

13/10/2016

Syrien i Sverige

Conference @ Etnografiska muséet

13/10/2016

Today Talks: Nomads & Wanderers

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

29/09/2016

Today Talks: Crossing Borders

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

20/05/2016

Beyond Rome

Conference @ Stockholm

17/03/2016

Today Talks: Memory of Things

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/03/2016

How Can Religion Contribute to Peace in Cyprus?

Spring Lecture @ SRII

11/02/2016

Today Talks: Fact & Fiction

Seminar @ SRII

02/02/2016

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

03/12/2015

SRII Seminar - Internet Suzerainty

Seminar @ SRII

05/11/2015

Symbolic Aspects of Architecture

Conference @ SRII

27/10/2015

Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/10/2015

Today Talks - Ideas on the Roads

Seminar @ SRII

13/10/2015

Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion - Two States?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/10/2015

Backwards into the Future: Erdogan´s New Turkey

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

14/09/2015

Assessing Urban Expansion of Istanbul 2000-2013

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

04/06/2015

SRII Seminar - Den Levande Kakelplattan

Seminar @ SRII

21/05/2015

Today Talks - Personal Space & Invasion of Privacy

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/05/2015

The Revival of Pagan Cult Sites in Late Antiquity

Spring Lecture @ SRII

28/04/2015

IDP Business Meeting

Workshop @ SRII

14/04/2015

Istanbul ´s Urban Heritage: Protection and Threats

Spring Lecture @ SRII

03/03/2015

Swedish-Turkish Relations Today

Spring Lecture @ SRII

12/02/2015

Today Talks -Modern Day Traditions

Seminar @ SRII

05/02/2015

Today Talks - Technology and Education

Seminar @ SRII

03/02/2015

Welcome Reception

Seminar @ SRII

29/01/2015

Today Talks - Faith and Tolerance

Seminar @ SRII

12/01/2015

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

08/01/2015

Today Talks - Gendered VS Queered Design

Seminar @ SRII

12/12/2014

Rhetoric and Politics

Occasional Lecture @ SRII

11/12/2014

Today Talks - LGBT; Why? When? Where?

Seminar @ SRII

13/11/2014

Today Talks - Istanbul, city of migrants

Seminar @ SRII

14/10/2014

The 2014 Jarring Lecture

Jarring Lecture @ SRII

11/10/2014

SILK ROAD SYMPOSIUM

Conference @ SRII

23/09/2014

In Science (Alone) We Trust?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/06/2014

New Religiosities and Science

Workshop @ Workshop @ Orient-Institut Istanbul

14/06/2014

Summer school 2014

Master's Course @ SRII

23/05/2014

Klassisk arabiska: Modersmål eller orakelmål?

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

20/05/2014

Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/05/2014

Edebiyat Atölyesi

Workshop @ SRII

09/05/2014

Polygonal columns in ancient Greek architecture

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

15/04/2014

International Relations in Historical Perspective

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/04/2014

Today Talks - Türkiye´de Kadin Üzerine:

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

08/04/2014

Literary History

Spring Lecture @ SRII

07/03/2014

Gendered Violence as Legal Constructions:

Seminar @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

06/03/2014

Today Talks - Today´s Public Space

Seminar @ SRII

22/02/2014

Alevi Identity Revisited

Spring Lecture @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

10/02/2014

Research Seminar

Seminar @ Istanbul Institute

16/01/2014

Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art

Occasional Lecture @ British Institute of Archaelogy at Ankara

15/01/2014

The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia

Workshop @ Department of Sociology, Bogaziçi University

19/12/2013

Türk Edebiyati Üzerine Bir Sohbet

Seminar @ srii

10/12/2013

Mobility,Acculturation and Identity Formation

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/12/2013

Critical Area/Regional Studies

Workshop @ Malmö University

04/12/2013

Labraunda Day

Workshop @ Swedish research institite in Istanbul

03/12/2013

Images of Power and Violence

Workshop @ SRII

04/11/2013

Post-Soviet Central Asia in a New Eurasia Discourse

Occasional Lecture @ Gediz University,Izmir

25/10/2013

Litterär Salong - Drabbad av Rumi

Seminar @ SRII

17/10/2013

Vad händer egentligen i Turkiet?

Seminar @ SFII - Stockholm

01/10/2013

The SRII Eastern Turkey Seminar 2013

Seminar @ South-eastern Turkey

14/06/2013

Maktsymboler

Workshop @ SRII

For past events, see Events

Lectures

Autumn Lectures at SRII

Trade, Pilgrimage & Colonisation: The Imperial Roads of the Middle East

13/12/2016
Ulla Karin Warberg

Fredrik Robert Martin Swedish Orientalist, Art Historian, Collector and Dragoman in Istanbul.

24/10/2016
Nicklas Jansson

Old Oaks in Turkey – an unknown treasure

18/10/2016
Olof Heilo

Arab or Muslim conquest? The Rise of Islam and the Byzantine Beholder

13/10/2016
Today Talks

Today Talks: Nomads & Wanderers

13/10/2016
Fereshteh Ahmadi Visiting Scholar at SRII University of Gävle

Islamic Feminism in Iran: Feminism in a New Islamic Context

04/10/2016
Prof. Tilman Borsche

Cusanus´ proposal for peace between all religions in 1453

29/09/2016
Migrants, Refugees, Exiles

Today Talks: Crossing Borders

06/09/2016
Ingmar Karlsson

The Roots of Evil, Subdivisions of the Middle East 1916-2016

17/03/2016
in relation to Time & Place

Today Talks: Memory of Things

15/12/2015
Prof. Elisabeth Özdalga Associated Fellow and Former Director Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

The Mosque in the Formation of Turkish Nationalism: Reflections on a Contested Public Space

01/12/2015
Kristina Josephson-Hesse, PhD Department of Archaeology & Ancient History Uppsala University

Palmyra, Pastoral Nomads and City-State Kings in the Old Babylonian Period (c. 1800 BCE)

27/10/2015
Prof. Zeynep Ahunbay

Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts

13/10/2015
Sofie Bedford

Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion - Two States?

06/10/2015
Ingmar Karlsson

Backwards into the Future: Erdogan´s New Turkey

14/09/2015
Magnus Andersson, PhD

Assessing Urban Expansion of Istanbul 2000-2013

03/09/2015
Walls and fences to prevent outsiders from entering Europe have been rising up, in the past years, and far right parties that oppose immigration and integration policies have been getting louder and louder. A recent poll in Sweden has suggested that the most popular party in Sweden currently is Sweden Democrats who represent the far right spectrum. In a country which has previously been known for welcoming policies towards non-nationals, the results of this poll are surprising to many people.

Today Talks - Rise of Far Right Parties in Europe & Mobility of People

12/06/2015
Set in Istanbul, this summer course offers students from the Nordic countries and Turkey a unique possibility to deepen their knowledge of the concept of human rights and its application together with an international group of scholars and practitioners. Our aim is to go beyond the Eurocentric narrative of how human rights have evolved by investigating legal, political and cultural transformations in both Europe and the Ottoman Empire/Turkey. Students acquire an in-depth understanding of the ways in which human rights have been understood, institutionalized, and contested, with special reference to the Nordic countries and Turkey. How historical injustices have become matters of contemporary human rights and how cultural heritage is conceived of as a human right will also be investigated. Students have the chance to cooperate with leading human rights organizations and develop their skills to creatively tackle contemporary and historical human rights concerns in a small collaborative project within the three focal themes of the course: 1. Religion, nationalism and the universally human 2. Historical wrongs, the state, and human rights 3. Cultural heritage as human right

3rd Summer School Human Rights – A Recurrent History Istanbul 12 - 26 June 2015

21/05/2015
It is commonly argued that our personal spacer inevitably penetrated in modern and postmodern times with exponentially accelerating connection among the personal and public spaces.

Today Talks - Personal Space & Invasion of Privacy

16/10/2014
Prof. Mia Lövheim - Uppsala University Prof. Alf Linderman - Sigtuna Foundation

The Resurgence of Religion? A study of Religion and Modernity in Sweden with the Daily Press as Case

08/10/2014
Prof. Dawn Chatty, University of Oxford

3. From the Ottoman Empire to the Contemporary Middle East: The Centrality of Forced Migration

23/09/2014
Prof. Mikael Stenmark

In Science (Alone) We Trust?

10/04/2014
Kim Konusuyor

Today Talks - Türkiye´de Kadin Üzerine:

10/12/2013
Önver A. Cetrez,Uppsala University. Fellow of the SRII Collegium

Mobility,Acculturation and Identity Formation

19/11/2013
Plurilingualism and Language Rights: Mother Tongue Education in Turkey: Political Prospects and Legal Dilemmas

Plurilingualism and Language Rights: Mother Tongue Education in Turkey: Political Prospects and Legal Dilemmas

05/11/2013
Caroline FInkel, University of Edinburg and University of Exeter

Traveling Narratives: History on the Hoof - the Evliya Celebi Way as a Case-Study in Expanding our Historical Horizons

22/10/2013
Susan Rottman

Migration and Changing Identities: Negotiating Cosmopolitan Citizenship: German-Turkish Return Migrants and the Ethics of Belonging

08/10/2013
Anne Karahan

Byzantine Studies: Byzantine Aesthetics and Christian Ideology

04/12/2012
Jesper Blid, Stockholm Univesity

Labraunda in Late Antiquity: A wayside sanctuary & trade emporium in times of changing cult practises

20/11/2012
Fedir Androshchuk

Vikings in the East and Byzantium

06/11/2012
Federica A. Brolio - Assistant Professor of History of Art, Mardin Artuklu Univesity

Itinera ad Orientes: Correcting some prejudices about travel and trade along the Egnatian Way in the 16th and 17th centuries

16/10/2012
Gustaf Fryksén - Lund University

Network South: George Logie (1694 - 1776) & the Mediterranean World

02/10/2012
Nina Ergin - Koç University

Feeding Travelers on Ottoman Roads: Economic, Social, and Culinary Aspects of Imarets

13/12/2011
Åsa Eldén & Berna Ekal

Murders of women as an issue of public discussion in Turkey

22/11/2011
Joakim Parslow

Law´s Audience: Military Trials as a Public Issue in Turkey from 1960 to 1980

15/11/2011
Sevda Alankus

Trafficking (other) women´s bodies: The Case of War Journalism in Turkish Media

18/10/2011
Daniella Kuzmanovic

Conspiracy thinking and politics in Turkey: The Türkan Saylan controversy in Turkish media

04/10/2011
Nükhet Sirman

Can the media talk about inequality and oppression?

13/09/2011
Sahin Alpay

Why is the Turkish media polarized?

23/11/2010
Cecilia Olovsdotter

Imperial power and the early Byzantine state: the consular diptychs from Constantinople

02/11/2010
Jan Hjärpe

The symbols of the Caliphate; their role and function

19/10/2010
Marianne Boqvist

The Takkiya Sulaymaniya Complex in Damascus and its role as a symbol of Ottoman power

Spring Lectures at SRII

Fiction and Reality: Literature as a Means of Exploring Identities

30/05/2017
Björn Magnusson Staaf

"Stalking Kemal Basmaci" - a study of visitors at the Museum of Innocence

09/05/2017
Cecilia Olovsdotter

Victory universal and eternal: Victoria and cosmic conceptions of victory in late-antique art and architecture

13/04/2017
Matthew Goldman

Who is the Mastermind? Conspiracism and Accountability in Contemporary Turkish Politics

04/04/2017
Dr. Roman Shliakhtin Fellow at ANAMED, Koc University

Princess and Turks: Images of Seljuk Rulers in the Alexiad of Anna Komnene

21/02/2017
Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere

Turkey-Brazil: do odd partners really make good couples?

04/05/2016
Dr. Susan Rottmann

Turkish migrants and the pursuit of belonging in European-Turkish spaces

26/04/2016
Fereshteh Ahmadi

Irfan - the concept of the individual in Islamic mysticism

05/04/2016
Çigdem Kafescioglu Bogaziçi University

Picturing the square, the streets and denizens of Istanbul: Practices of urban space and shifts in visuality

15/03/2016
Peter Weiderud

How Can Religion Contribute to Peace in Cyprus?

08/03/2016
Michael Featherstone

The Great Palace of Constantinople: an enduring symbol in constant transition

02/02/2016
Prof. Pontus Hellström

The Andrones at Labraunda. Buildings for elite dining and receptions.

26/01/2016
Karin Ådahl

Constantinople the eternal in a changing world. Swedish eye-witnesses through the ages

19/05/2015
Prof. Arja Karivieri

The Revival of Pagan Cult Sites in Late Antiquity

05/05/2015
Johan Mårtelius - Director os SRII

A Tale of Two Cities: Historical and Architectural Relationships Between Istanbul and Stockholm

14/04/2015
Prof. Nuran Zeren Gülersoy ITU Faculty of Architecture Urban and Regional Planning Department

Istanbul ´s Urban Heritage: Protection and Threats

31/03/2015
Önver Cetrez, Deputy Director, SRII

“Qnushyo” - Faith as Support or Burden Among Christian Syrian Refugees in Istanbul

17/03/2015
Pekka Tuominen

Moral Communities, Cultural Intimacy and Symbolic Boundaries in the Beyoglu District of Istanbul

03/03/2015
Jens Odlander, Consul General of Sweden

Swedish-Turkish Relations Today

20/01/2015
Jakob Erle

Egypt 25th of January 2011: What happened in 4 years - and what´s next?

10/06/2014
In contrast to “state language” or “official language”, a “national language” need not be declared as such by law. However, the more emphasis that is put on the nation-state in modern politics, the stronger the tendency to view a national language as representing in some sense the inhabitants of a well delimited territory stipulated to be a unique state. The two Turkic languages Turkish and Uzbek have played a prominent role in the formation of Turkey and Uzbekistan, respectively, and have themselves undergone profound changes as parts of these state-building processes.

National Languages in a Globalizing World Turkish and Uzbek

20/05/2014
Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons: Excerpts from an ongoing research project Speaker: Elisabeth Özdalga, Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Fellow of the SRII Collegium

Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons

15/04/2014
Birinci Dünya Savasi’nda Rusya’daki Malul Türk Esirlerinin Isveç Kizilhaçi Yardimiyla Mübadelesi

International Relations in Historical Perspective

08/04/2014
”Into golden dark” Orthodox Icons as Objects of Modern and Postmodern Desire

Literary History

22/02/2014
Cultural, Religious, Social and Political Perspectives

Alevi Identity Revisited

19/03/2013
Alberto Fabio Ambrosio - Dominican Institute Istanbul (EHESS)

Anti-Sufism in the Turkish Republican Era

05/03/2013
Mathilde Pinon - Art Historian, Docent at Context Travel

Some Considerations on the Ottoman Caravanserais along the Pilgrimage Road (Hajj)

19/02/2013
Jesse Howell - Research Fellow, RCAC

Triumph of the Mule: Overland Travel in the Ottoman Western Balkans (1500 – 1700)

05/02/2013
Scott Redford, RCAC

Caravanserais, Bridges & Roads in Medieval Anatolia.

22/01/2013
Özlem Ezer, METU Northern Cyprus Campus

Process of "Othering" Women in Travel Literature: Selma Ekrem & Halide Edip

17/04/2012
Orhan Tekelioglu

Turkish Poetry After the 1980 Coup: From Communal Values Towards Individual Identities

03/04/2012
Laurent Mignon

Unveiled Wor(l)ds: Judeo-Turkish Literature From the 19th Century To the Present Day

27/03/2012
Jale Parla

The Two Voices of the Turkish Novel: The Assertive and The Interrogative

13/03/2012
Çimen Günay-Erkol

The March 12 Novel in a Gender Perspective

21/02/2012
Türker Armaner

Fictitious Encounters: The Representation of the “European” in Turkish Literature

14/06/2011
Edhem Elden

Ottoman orders and decorations: the insignia of modernization

24/05/2011
Ewa Balicka-Witakowska

Splendour of “the Lion of Juda”: Ethiopian Ruler and His Symbols of Power

05/04/2011
Cecilia Olovsdotter

Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in late antique imagery

15/03/2011
Michael Featherstone

De Cerimoniis: the revival of antiquity in the Great Palace and the ‘Macedonian Renaissance’

22/02/2011
Edhem Elden

From tughra to coat of arms: redefining Ottoman state symbolism

Occasional Lectures

26/05/2016
Prof. Bo Utas

The Circum-Mediterranean scene in the first centuries of the second millennium CE – mirrored in the works of Ramon Llull

27/04/2016
Morten Kjaerum

Human rights and the European refugee situation: what is at stake?

17/12/2014
Aryo Makk, PhD, Department of History, Stockholm University

Fatherland and Diaspora: The AKP, the Turkish Diaspora and minorities from Turkey

12/12/2014
Dr. Anita Sengupta & Sr. Priya Singh - Fellows at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, India

Rhetoric and Politics

09/09/2014
Prof. Jeff Hearn - Örebro University, Sweden, Hanken School of Economics, Finland and University of Huddersfield, UK

Locating the (Transnational) Politics of "Men": Activism, Policy, Theorising

16/01/2014
Dr Cecilia Olovsdotter,Senior Research Fellow,Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art

18/12/2013
Dr. Ivana Jevtic, Koc Universitesi

Emotions, Motion and Narration in Late Byzantine Painting

04/11/2013
Birgit Schlyter,the director of the SRII

Post-Soviet Central Asia in a New Eurasia Discourse

30/09/2013
Valerie DeMarinis

The Impact of Cultural Analysis on Mental Health and Psychosocial Services Programmes in Complex Emergency Settings

25/06/2013
Gunvald Ims - Visiting Scholar at SRII Spring 2013

Tanpinar ´s Irony in Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü in Relation to the Westernization Discourse

30/04/2013
Butrus Abu-Manneh - University of Haifa

Social Mobility in Turkish Society and Its Impact on the Tanzimat Reforms

10/04/2013
Birgit Schlyter

Central Asian Civilization

29/01/2013
Dr. Paul Levin - Stockholm University, Institute for Turkish Studies

European Identity Crises and Turkey´s Quest for EU Accession: Reflections on the Past and the Future

10/11/2012
Med anledning av Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbuls 50-årsjubileum presenteras pågående forskningsprojekt som lyfter fram svenskarnas relation till det osmanska riket under 16- och 1700-talet.

Sverige och Det Osmanska Riket

11/10/2012
Assoc. Prof. Kenan Çayir & Asst. Prof. Tuba Kanci

Citizenship & Education in Turkey - Some Reflections

06/06/2012
Dr. Rano Turaeva-Hoehne

Language of Discrimination: The Impact of Linguistic Differences on Collective Identities

07/05/2012
Henrik Berggren, Turhan Kayaoglu and Sahin Alpay

Release of book on Olof Palme

07/05/2012
Henrik Berggren, Turhan Kayaoglu and Sahin Alpay

A Biography about Olof Palme

12/04/2012
Cecilia Olovsdotter

Architectural symbolism in the figural arts of the Late Roman and Early Byzantine era

14/03/2012
Paul Magdalino

Visualising Byzantine Constantinople

06/03/2012
Michael Fredholm

The Function of Religious Ideology and Secular Narrative in Uzbek-led Terrorist Groups: Implications for Central Asia and Europe

07/02/2012
Birgit N. Schlyter

Welcome to greet the new Director of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Jarring Lectures

23/11/2016
Nathan Light Uppsala universitet

Ethnographic research on historical knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

14/10/2014
Susan Whitfield

The 2014 Jarring Lecture

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