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Artists in Conversation: Laurelie Rae

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the…

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In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj

For their Arts and Culture Lecture Series, Yunus Emre Institute in London hosted Andrew Petersen, Director of Research in Islamic Archaeology at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, for the online talk titled, “In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj”. Petersen, who has many publications on the Ottoman pilgrimage and his book “The…

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In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: Rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj

Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to host a new and interesting talk as part of the Arts & Culture series with Andrew Peterson and Yahya Nurgat on “In the Footsteps of Pilgrims: rediscovering the Ottoman Hajj” on Tuesday 7th of July 2020 at 19:00. This presentation will discuss the development of the Syrian Hajj (Muslim pilgrimage) route under the Ottomans…

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Artists in Conversation: Soraya Syed

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House organised the second program in the “Artists in Conversation” series in which Turkey’s traditional arts and crafts will be promoted by major contemporary artists, the second guest was classically trained calligrapher, artist and filmmaker Soraya Syed. In the program moderated by Zeynep Iqbal, Soraya Syed shared her project with the…

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The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series

Yunus Emre Institute in London, as a part of their Arts and Culture Lecture Series, held a talk, “The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series” with guest speaker Orçun Can, a PhD student from the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College University. In the conversation moderated by Carla Figueira, a…

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Artists in Conversation: Soraya Syed

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the Institute. For the second…

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Artists in Conversation: Nuria Garcia Masip

Yunus Emre Institute in London and the Leighton House Museum launched their joint “Artists in Conversation” series, explaining Turkey’s traditional art with important contemporary artists. The guest artists are invited to discuss their experiences and thoughts as well as to explain the unknown aspects and rituals of their respective art. In this context, the first…

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The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series

Turkish television dramas (dizis) have grown exponentially in international popularity in the last decade. Today, the Turkish television market is the second biggest exporter of content after US television. In the last few years, Netflix has shown interest in Turkish series, ordering their first ever original production from the country, The Protector(2018) followed by The…

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Artists in Conversation: Nuria Garcia Masip

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the Institute. For the first…

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The Self-formation of Turkish International Higher Education Students

As part of its Young Academic Seminars series, the Yunus Emre Institute in London was pleased to virtually host “The Self-formation of Turkish International Higher Education Students”. This timely discussion was undertaken by Yusuf İkbal Oldaç, who is currently a PhD student at Oxford University, and was moderated by Turgay Durak. The fascinating talk revolved…