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Selim III: A Sultan with Two States

A Talk by Prof Hakan Erdem The Ottoman Empire under the rule of Selim III (1789- 1807) had experienced a number of profound changes. Unable to abolish the old Janissary army, the Sultan established a new one in addition. Likewise, he ordered the founding of a second treasury to finance his new army. This presentation…

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LOVE of SOUNDS

LOVE of SOUNDS by Coşkun Karademir (Bağlama) Özer Özel (Tanbur) Without a doubt, one of the most important forms of expression for cultures from generation to generation is music. Music encompasses every civilization and establishes and enlivens the connections between civilizations. As a result, every instrument and musician is of great importance. The unique melodies…

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The Oldest Cuisine of the World: Food Stories from Anatolia

Yunus Emre Institute in London’s new ‘ A Pinch of Anatolia’ Project takes participants on a thirteen thousand historical food journey.  Starting off the new project with various events that took place between 21-24 October 2019, on 22 October the Institute hosted a supper club at Laz@Camden Restaurant with distinguished chef Ömür Akkor who prepared a…

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Together Alone

A film season exploring solitude on secreen We are excited to partner with National Film and Television School and Rio Cinema for ‘Together Alone‘ project, a carefully curated film season by Octavian Dancila as part of the Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School. TOGETHER ALONE is a season of four absorbing, thought-provoking…

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Social and Cultural History of Coffee and Coffee-Houses in the Ottoman Empire

Through series of events organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London showcasing the Turkish cuisine, the “A Pinch of Anatolia” project will take us on an exquisite thirteen thousand years historical food journey. On this journey, participants will experience a variety of satisfying tastes, workshops run by leading chefs, enlightening conferences and publications. A Pinch…

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Turkish Courses in Cambridge

The Turkish course which has been running for two years by Yunus Emre Institute and Cambridge University Language Centre will start its new term on 17th October 2019. The course is open to all students/staff of the University and members of the general public. Applications for the course are still open. For more information please visit https://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/culp/turkish/culp-turkish.html E-mail: culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk Tel: 01223 335058…

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A Different Way Of Seeing: Topographic Paintings By Matrakçı Nasuh

Date and Time: Thu, 24 October 2019 / 19:00 – 20:30 BST Location: Leighton House Museum City views and topographic paintings had been one of the most distinctive features of 16th century Ottoman manuscript illustration. They were used to document the expanding frontiers of the Ottoman Empire which are now among the most alluring cartographic objects…