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

Ottoman Provincial Architecture

Head of project: Dr. Marianne Boqvist
marianneb@sri.org.tr

The impact of Ottoman rule on urbanism and architecture in the provinces of the empire and how to preserve it: the case of Damascus

Final Report 

This project aims at increasing the knowledge and understanding of the formation of Ottoman provincial architecture, especially on the strategies of high-ranking Ottoman officials (Pashas) when founding pious foundations (waqf), in provincial urban and rural locations and how these have affected the formation of local Ottoman architectural styles. It studies two of the biggest waqf -s of the 16th century in the province of Damascus that include both urban and rural buildings; the waqf of Lala Mustafa Pasha and his wife Fatima Khatun and and the waqf of Sinan Pasha.

Different types of written sources refer to the historical circumstances as well as the contemporary topographic urban/rural context, the structure, layout and building material of these foundations (waqfiyas, court records, chronicles and biographic dictionaries). This material together with the preserved building structures give us the tools to study the strategic thinking behind the urban and rural development in the early Ottoman period: why were monuments built in specific locations; who was involved; what lay behind the choice of the materials and techniques used in their design and construction?

Through this approach the project can also contribute to the development of appropriate methods of reconstruction, conservation, restoration and rehabilitation for sometimes poorly preserved monuments and urban/rural units. The project is supported by Sida.

Selected publications: 

Architecture et développement urbain a Damas de la conquête Ottomane (922 H./1516-17) à la fondation du waqf de Murad Pasha (1017 H./1607-08), (forthcoming, IFPO online editions)

”Ottoman baths in Syria? A preliminary study of bath houses in 16th century Ottoman külliye in the province of Damascus”, (forthcoming, Balneorient, IFPO/IFAO)

“Building and Ottoman landscape: the complexes of Sinan Pasha on the Imperial roads of Syria” (forthcoming, Turcica ed. Brigitte Marino, Nicolas Michel)

“Buildings and identity in early Ottoman Damascus; An interpretation of two real estate transactions, registered on the 13 rabi’ al-?ani, 993h./13 April 1585 in Sijill 1 Damascus”, in «Al-‘amr kama fihi»!: examen critique des documents des tribunaux ottomans du Bilad Al-Sham, Workshop 5-6 June 2006, IFPO, Damascus (forthcoming, IFPO-OIB, Damascus-Beirut)

”“Centre” and “periphery” in the Syrian countryside: the architecture of mosques in governmental foundations on the Ottoman imperial roads”, (in: Proceedings of the international conference “Centres and Peripheries in Ottoman architecture: rediscovering a Balkan Heritage”, Cultural Heritage Without Borders Report series no. 9/2010, ed. Maximilan Hartmuth, Sarajevo, 2011, p. 80-89).

”Visualising the Ottoman presence in Damascus: Interpreting 16th century building complexes, (in:Istanbul as seen from a distance, Transactions, vol. 20, Swedish Research Institute of Istanbul, vol. 20, ed. Elisabeth Özdalga, M. Sait Özervarli, Feryal Tansug, Istanbul 2011, p. 121-138)

Ottoman Women Builders. The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan, Women and Gender in the Early Modern World, Journal of Early Modern History, Vol. 12, No. 5., pp. 452-454.

Architecture et développement urbain a Damas de la conquête Ottomane (922 H./1516-17) a la fondation du waqf de Murad Pasha (1017 H./1607-08), PhD dissertation, Histoire de L’Art et d’Archéologie Islamiques, Université de Sorbonne, Paris IV, January 2006.

”Les chantiers de construction de la citadelle de Damas : méthodologie et résultats préliminaires dans le quartier de la salle à colonnes” in, “Aparejos constructivos medievales en el Mediterráneo Occidental, Estudio Arqueológico de las Técnica constructivas”, Arqueologia de la Arquitectura, 4 (2005), p. 31-43 (collaboration J.-C. Bessac).

“Building materials and construction techniques”, in, Bayt al-Aqqad, The History and Restoration of a House in Old Damascus the Danish Institute of Damascus, ed. P., Mortensen, Proceedings of the Danish Institute of Damascus, 4, Aarhus University Press, 2005, p.129-140.

“La recherche de nouveaux éléments concernant l’histoire des chantiers successifs et des techniques de construction de la citadelle de Damas. Une étude sur, les matériaux de construction, l’outillage, les techniques de taille et les formules géométriques des ouvertures”,Bulletin d’Études Orientales, IFEAD, Damaskus, 2002.

“The Raw?at al-Ahbab fi Siyar al-Nabi wa al-Ahl wa al-Ashab in the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities”, Bulletin of the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities vol. 31, Stockholm 1998, p. 111-128.

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