Writing the Ottoman Mystery Novel

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Hatzi-Yavrouda of Kos, an Exceptional Storyteller

Spring Lecture @ SRII


A Swedish Girl in Turkey of the 1920s

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Feminism as Transformative Politics

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Refugees and Mass Migration to Istanbul in the Wake of World War I

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Judeans of the Babylonian Exile

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


1918: The Concept of the “New Life”and “Emancipated” Women in Turkey

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Water Management at Labraunda

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Colonnaded Streets of Roman Palestine

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Spanish Flu of 1918 and the Ottoman Empire

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


The Second Great War

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Ottoman Cinema from 1917-1919

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


RWI Lecture II: The Future of Human Rights in Europe

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Ottoman Economy in 1918

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Monumental inscriptions and their stories

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Towards the Extreme: Black Metal Music in Turkey

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Labraunda Day

Seminar @ SRII


Anatolian Landscapes

Conference @ IFEA


Cisterns, Water Supply and Risk in the Greek World

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Public Space Mobilization and its Consequences

Seminar @ Bogazici University


Ideas, Persons, and Transfers: Russian-Turkish Interaction Between 1917 - 2017

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Romani Studies at SRII

Seminar @ SRII


Turkiye´de Kapital Cevirilerinin Macerasi

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Battleship Potemkin in History and in the Movie

Autumn Lecture @ Cezayir Salonu


Exile, Political and Economic Migration in the Ottoman Empire

Conference @ CEZAYIR Toplanti Salonu


Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII


Transformations of public space

Seminar @ SRII


Ethnographic research on historical knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

Jarring Lecture @ Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm


A City Altered by the Population Exchange

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


A Study on Existential Meaning- Making Coping with Cancer

Discussion Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks: Borders, Nations, Citizens

Seminar @ SRII


Ottoman Monuments in Kavala

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Images of the Past - Kavala & Its Region

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


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

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu


Old Oaks in Turkey – an unknown treasure

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Syrien i Sverige

Conference @ Etnografiska muséet


Today Talks: Nomads & Wanderers

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks: Crossing Borders

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Beyond Rome

Conference @ Stockholm


Today Talks: Memory of Things

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


How Can Religion Contribute to Peace in Cyprus?

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks: Fact & Fiction

Seminar @ SRII


Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII


SRII Seminar - Internet Suzerainty

Seminar @ SRII


Symbolic Aspects of Architecture

Conference @ SRII


Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks - Ideas on the Roads

Seminar @ SRII


Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion - Two States?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Backwards into the Future: Erdogan´s New Turkey

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Assessing Urban Expansion of Istanbul 2000-2013

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


SRII Seminar - Den Levande Kakelplattan

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Personal Space & Invasion of Privacy

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


The Revival of Pagan Cult Sites in Late Antiquity

Spring Lecture @ SRII


IDP Business Meeting

Workshop @ SRII


Istanbul ´s Urban Heritage: Protection and Threats

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Swedish-Turkish Relations Today

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks -Modern Day Traditions

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Technology and Education

Seminar @ SRII


Welcome Reception

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Faith and Tolerance

Seminar @ SRII


Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII


Today Talks - Gendered VS Queered Design

Seminar @ SRII


Rhetoric and Politics

Occasional Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks - LGBT; Why? When? Where?

Seminar @ SRII


Today Talks - Istanbul, city of migrants

Seminar @ SRII


The 2014 Jarring Lecture

Jarring Lecture @ SRII



Conference @ SRII


In Science (Alone) We Trust?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


New Religiosities and Science

Workshop @ Workshop @ Orient-Institut Istanbul


Summer school 2014

Master's Course @ SRII


Klassisk arabiska: Modersmål eller orakelmål?

Discussion Seminar @ SRII


Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Edebiyat Atölyesi

Workshop @ SRII


Polygonal columns in ancient Greek architecture

Discussion Seminar @ SRII


International Relations in Historical Perspective

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Today Talks - Türkiye´de Kadin Üzerine:

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Literary History

Spring Lecture @ SRII


Gendered Violence as Legal Constructions:

Seminar @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul


Today Talks - Today´s Public Space

Seminar @ SRII


Alevi Identity Revisited

Spring Lecture @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul


Research Seminar

Seminar @ Istanbul Institute


Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art

Occasional Lecture @ British Institute of Archaelogy at Ankara


The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia

Workshop @ Department of Sociology, Bogaziçi University


Türk Edebiyati Üzerine Bir Sohbet

Seminar @ srii


Mobility,Acculturation and Identity Formation

Autumn Lecture @ SRII


Critical Area/Regional Studies

Workshop @ Malmö University


Labraunda Day

Workshop @ Swedish research institite in Istanbul


Images of Power and Violence

Workshop @ SRII


Post-Soviet Central Asia in a New Eurasia Discourse

Occasional Lecture @ Gediz University,Izmir


Litterär Salong - Drabbad av Rumi

Seminar @ SRII


Vad händer egentligen i Turkiet?

Seminar @ SFII - Stockholm


The SRII Eastern Turkey Seminar 2013

Seminar @ South-eastern Turkey



Workshop @ SRII

For past events, see Events

The Editorial Committee of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Önver Cetrez, Deputy director, editor SRII, Psychology of Religion, Uppsala University

Pontus Hellström, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University

Jenni Hjohlman, Editorial Committee of the Swedish Institutes at Athens and Rome/Stockholm University

Emma Jörum, Department of Government, Uppsala University

Hege Irene Markussen, Religious Sciences, Lund University

Cecilia Olovsdotter, Art History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Elzbieta Swieceka, Institute for Turkish Studies, Stockholm University

Guide for contributors for Transactions and Papers

A. Initial submission 

A complete copy of the manuscript should be sent electronically (preferably by e-mail, or if needed through other electronic resources) to the scientific editor of Transactions and Papers (, for postal address, see The submission should conform to the guidelines given below and include: 

1.A letter of submission. Authors are requested to send a description of how their paper fulfils the journal’s aims as a separate letter to the editors of no more than 500 words. The letter should include information on corresponding author, academic affiliation, contact address, number of total words, including references, tables and figures, that the paper is an original piece of work, and that there is no conflict of interest. The editorial committee chooses the peer reviewers, but authors can nominate up to two independent reviewers, together with their e-mail addresses.

2.A title page with the title of the manuscript as well as the name of author(s) (if more than one author the corresponding author should be indicated), academic affiliation, and full address details with e-mail address. The date on which the manuscript was finished may be given here. 

3.An abstract of 150 to 200 words, always in English.

4.One Word-file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures.

5.A document (.doc, .pdf, .ppt) with good quality copies of all tables and figures, numbered and set in roughly the intended size for publication. Separate high quality picture-files should not be sent at this time. 


B. Review process 

1. The Editorial Committee employs a double blind reviewing process (to the extent that this is possible), i.e. both author and reviewer remain anonymous to the other party. All authors are encouraged to make every effort to uphold the anonymity in the text. 

2. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed in two steps. A member of the Editorial Committee reads the manuscript to ensure that all minimum criteria are met and that it follows the guidelines for submissions. The manuscript is thereafter sent to one or two external reviewer(s). Based on the comments and recommendations by the reviewer(s), the committee accepts, accepts after modifications or rejects the manuscript for publication. The author will be kept informed during the review process. 

3. When an article or a monograph has been accepted for publication, the author will be provided with the review report(s) and asked to submit a revised version of the manuscript and the abstract together with the original illustrations. 


C. Revised submission 

When a manuscript is accepted for publication, a revised version should be submitted, taking into consideration the comments from the external reviewers. The revised submission should conform to the guidelines given below and include, similar to the initial submission: 

1. A title page 

2. An abstract 

3. One Word-file with the main text, including footnotes, bibliography and lists of tables and figures. 

4. Illustrations. At this time, the author should submit high-quality tif-files, numbered consecutively as 01, 02, 03 etc. and following the guidelines for illustrations given below. Tables should be submitted in Excel or Word format and be clearly numbered. 

5. Authors/editors are responsible that the manuscript has undergone an English language check.


D. Presentation of manuscripts 

1. Manuscripts are written only in English. 

2. All pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. 

3. If footnotes are used, they should be numbered in one series and formatted according to the style of reference (see instructions under heading E - Style of Reference). The first footnote containing acknowledgements, special abbreviations, etc., should be referenced by an asterisk at the end of the abstract. 

4. Cross-references using page numbers should be avoided. 

5. Tables must be numbered in one series as Tables, all other illustrations in another series as Figures. References to illustrations and tables should be called out consecutively in the text (e.g. Figure 1 is called out before Figure 2, etc., Figure 2a is called out before Figure 2b, etc.), normally within parentheses, thus: (Figure 3) or (Table 1). 

6. Text written in other characters than Latin should be set with one standard Unicode font.

7. The manuscript sent to the printer must be in its final state. A manuscript, which does not comply with these rules, may be returned to the author for revision. 

8. The author will be sent only the galley proofs for correction. Only printer’s errors should be corrected and no textual changes or additions made. Any such changes may render the author liable for the incurred costs. 

9. The author(s) of a monograph accepted for publication will receive 10 copies of the book free of charge. The editor(s) of a multi-authored volume accepted for publication will receive 5 copies of the book free of charge. Each author in a multi-authored volume will receive 1 copy each of the printed volume. Electronic copies in pdf are available on the web site of SRII. 


E. Style of references

We refer to The Chicago Manual of Style Online (, where you can choose between Notes and Bibliography and Author-Date, under Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide. Most importantly, is being consequent within the chosen system.


F. Illustrations 

1. Illustrations, i.e. line drawings, photographs, maps, charts and diagrams, should be submitted in digital form. Digital images must be scanned in at least 350 dpi (grayscale or colour) or 600 dpi (bitmap) and be submitted in tif-format, in the format they are to be published. The tif-files should be labelled 01, 02, 03 etc. The size of the illustrations should follow the type area; for Transaction: 111 x 214 mm; Papers: 111 x 165 mm.

2. There must be a complete list of figure captions, double-spaced. The scales of drawings, as well as the scales and the orientation of maps and plans must be indicated (normally North should be upwards). 

3. Illustrations must be prepared in such a way that no retouching whatsoever is needed. 

4. In cases in which the layout of the illustrations is complicated, the author should contact the editor before completing the manuscript. Suggestions on layout are welcome. 

5. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce any material protected by copyright. The author must sign and submit the Author’s Warranty and Copyright Assignment Form before the manuscript is published. 




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