Istanbul, the historic capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, is the starting point from which one can explore the vast geographies that these empires once covered: Turkey, Greece, Balkans, Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the MENA region, with international trade and cultural connections with Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The Istanbul Center has investigated such transregional connections through the lens of different disciplines.
With strong academic counterparts and the breadth of regional resources, the Istanbul Center offers a fertile platform to advance research and teaching in a unique way. In addition, the Center has hosted a joint summer course three times offered by Columbia University and Boğaziçi University on the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires studied through history, monuments, and urban life.
The Istanbul Center hosted the fall term's second session of Voices of Emerging Scholars webinar series on Dec. 7, 2022.
Columbia University’s Global Center in Istanbul will continue the Voices of Emerging Scholars Program in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
The webinar addresses the translation and publication process that occurred prior to Professor Zeynep Çelik’s book, Europe Knows Nothing about
The Tunis and Istanbul centers co-hosted a live talk on "Rethinking Past Plagues in the Time of Coronavirus: The Ottoman Experience" with Nükhet Va
Columbia University and Bogaziçi University are offering a joint summer program for a select group of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate