Columbia Global Seminar Scheduled in Istanbul for Spring 2015

August 27, 2015

Columbia's Office of Global Programs is delighted to announce a brand new spring semester study abroad program in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey. 

The new program – Columbia Global Seminar in Istanbul: Byzantine and Modern Greek Encounters – will offer students the opportunity to anchor their studies in Istanbul by participating in two Columbia-style seminars taught by two distinguished Columbia faculty. The two seminars, composed of not more than 15 American, Turkish, and Greek students, will be taught consecutively in condensed sessions over the spring term. They include:

  • Professor Martha Howell's History 4152: Byzantine Encounters: Western Europeans in Constantinople will explore the history of western Europeans’ relationship to Byzantine culture when Constantinople reigned as a cultural capital of Christendom.
  • Professor Karen Van Dyck's Comparative Literature: Greek Modern 3920: The World Responds to the Greeks: Modernity, Postmodernity, Globality examines how the World has responded to Greece at the crossroads of East and West since the Fall of Constantinople with literature as its main lens for reading culture.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 1, 2014.