Events

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Calendar

- Events may require registration or invitation.
- Unless otherwise noted, lectures take place in Washington, D.C.

September 15, 2016

The Golden Age of Midas

Prof. C. Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania
The Turkish Embassy
2525 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC
 

November 10, 2016

2016 Annual Ataturk Lecture

“Palestine 1918 — The Impact of Mustafa Kemal”
Prof. Edward J. Erickson
6:30 p.m.
Turkish Embassy
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December 6 2016

High Arts of the Selcuks

Dr. Sheila Canby
Curator of Islamic Art at the Met
6:30 p.m. at the Turkish Embassy
2525 Massachusets Ave, NW, DC
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Jan. 31, 2017

How to Build a Temple: Didyma, Prienne, and Sardis

Prof. R. Lindley Vann
University of Maryland School of Architecture
6:30 p.m. at the Turkish Embassy
2525 Massachusets Ave, NW, DC
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Feb. 23, 2017

The Ottoman Endgame

“WAR, REVOLUTION, AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST, 1908-192”
Prof. Sean McKeekin
Bard College
6:30 p.m. at the Turkish Embassy
2525 Massachusets Ave, NW, DC
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PREVIOUS LECTURES
2015-2016

May 4, 2016
In Search of the Iron Age Hittites
Billie Jean Collins, author of The Hittites and Their World

April 7, 2016
Writing the Ottoman Historical Novel
Jenny White, Professor, Boston University

February 25, 2016
Restoration of the Turkish Ambassador’s Residence
Caroline Mesrobian Hickman, PhD, Art and Architectural Historian, Washington, DC

January 20, 2016
Mudbrick to Mosaics: Results and Challenges of Archaeological Fieldwork at Hacimusalar Hoyuk in Northern Lycia
Elizabeth Baughan, Associate Professor, University of Richmond

November 9, 2015
Setting the Stage for Ataturk: From Empire to Ashes? The Ottomans and WWI
Michael A. Reynolds, Associate Professor, Princeton University

October 28, 2015
Spain, The Shephardim and Ottomans: Artistic Questions
Walter Denny, Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of Massachusetts

September 17, 2015
The Other Exodus: Ottomans Welcome Sephardic Jews, 1942
Jonathan Ray, Associate Professor, Georgetown University

2014-2015

April 28, 2015
“Gallipoli, Command Under Fire”
Discussing his new book, Dr. Edward J. Erickson, Prof. of Military History, Marine Corps University and Staff College

March 25, 2015
Ancient Aphrodisias
By Dr. Maryl Gensheimer, Asst. Prof. Roman Art and Archaeology,
Univ. of Maryland

January 26, 2015
Annual Dinner and Lecture Architecture in Turkey: A New Perspective of Old Buildings
By Professor Walter Denny, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

November 14, 2014
A Special Book and Author Event
Princess Kenize Mourad, granddaughter of the last Ottoman Sultan, Murad V, discusses her book “In the City of Gold and Silver.”

November 12, 2014
Annual Ataturk Lecture: Perceptions of Ataturk and His Legacy in Turkish-American Relations
Featuring a short 1958 film narrated by Walter Cronkite followed by a panel of former American Ambassadors to Turkey.

October 9, 2014
“Ottomans and Armenians: A Study in Counterinsurgency”
Discussing his new book, Dr. Edward J. Erickson, Prof. of Military History, Marine Corps University and Staff College

September 23, 2014
Ancient Turkey: Sagalassos