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SRII hosts lectures on a regular basis. They take place in the Carl-Gustaf Andrén auditorium, usually on Tuesdays at 19:00. Lecturers include local, Nordic and international scholars and experts on various topics related to the institute's areas of research, sometimes scheduled around a common theme or lecture series. Scholarship holders and occasionally visiting researchers are asked to present planned or ongoing research during seminars in the Karin Ådahl meeting room. Other scholarship holders, visiting researchers or guests and visitors are always encouraged to attend, read, listen, ask questions and provide feedback even if the topic lies outside their own fields of study.

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2020-02-18
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Foreign archaeologists and other students of the ancient world who travelled in the Middle East in the nineteenth century viewed the places they visited and worked in through at least two lenses: that of a scholar of the ancient world, and that of a modern traveller ...
LECTURES
2020-02-04
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
The turn of the century 1800 does not only mark a major upheaval in Euro-pean history following the political repercussions of the French revolutionand the Napoleonic wars...
LECTURES
2019-12-02
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
This lecture explores seminal moments in the biography of the medievalMediterranean's most cross-culturally significant sculptural monument
LECTURES
2019-11-19
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Kavala is an urban centre of more than 2.600 years of history and three names, Neapolis, Christoupolis and Kavala ...
LECTURES
2019-11-04
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Istanbul's Beyoğlu district emerged as an increasingly-close kniturban setting and the modernizing centre of the city in the secondhalf of the 19th century.
LECTURES
2019-10-22
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Marriage and sex manuals constituted a flourishing genre in the premodern Islamic world, with a number of books written in Arabic, Persian ...
LECTURES
2019-10-08
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
The long-standing political and cultural relations between Turks of Anatolia and Central Asia is an often cited cliché in historical publications
LECTURES
2019-09-24
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
The Romani and Traveller peoples of Turkey (Romanlar, Domlar, Lomlar,Gezginler, Abdallarand others), have been present in Anatolia and Thrace...
LECTURES
2019-06-25
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Two writers meet for an informal discussion about the writing of historical novels: issues of truth, history and fiction ...
LECTURES
2019-06-18
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
The fann is a genre of oral poetry attested among the Alawi community in the Turkish province of Hatay (Antioch), which is composed in the vernacula...
LECTURES
2019-06-11
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu - Tünel)
Being a mountainous region with numerous bodies of water, valleys, and grottos, Dersim or Tunceli was a shelter for non-dominant groups (non-Sunni and non-Turkish) for centuries
LECTURES
2019-05-28
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
The social anthropologist Jenny White, author of three scholarly books and three historical mystery novels about Turkey, talks about her experience writing fiction ...
LECTURES
2019-05-14
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
The female storyteller Hatzi-Yavrouda lived on Kos in the beginning of the 20th century, and she was one of the local collector Iakovos Zarraftis’s informants ...
LECTURES
2019-04-09
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
This lecture will take the Greek Book of Esther (Septuagint) as its point of departure ...
LECTURES
2019-03-26
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
In seeking to define Byzantinism, understood as the reception of Byzantium, a traditional conceptualization has been to see Byzantinism as a subgenre ...
LECTURES
2019-03-12
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Inga Nerman was only 22 years old when she first came to Istanbul in 1926, invited by the minister of sports to teach gymnastics ...
LECTURES
2019-02-26
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Where do we see the “illumination” today? Why is it important, theoretically and politically, to “see” the illumination?
LECTURES
2019-02-12
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
How and in what ways do women participate in public life? What are the narratives that shape women’s experience of public space? In this lecture ...
LECTURES
2019-01-29
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Violence against women seems to be part a never-ending story, or a least of a continuous discourse from antiquity until today.
LECTURES
2019-01-15
Istiklal Caddesi 247
(Beyoğlu – Tünel)
Ingela Nilsson is Professor of Greek and Byzantine Studies at Uppsala University and a specialist in Byzantine twelfth-century literature