Academic Prog.: Intensive Ottoman & Turkish Summer School (Cunda, Turkey)

Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2016

20TH ANNUAL INTENSIVE OTTOMAN AND TURKISH SUMMER SCHOOL IN CUNDA, TURKEY
2016 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Program Dates: July 11 to August 19, 2016
The Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School is conducted annually in Cunda, Turkey by the Ottoman Studies Foundation. The program is sponsored by Koç University in Istanbul and the Turkish Cultural Foundation. It is open to everyone interested in continuing their study of Ottoman and Turkish for the purpose of academic research, and priority is given to qualified doctoral students.

The program provides proficiency-based instruction in reading and translating Ottoman Turkish texts in both manuscript and printed forms. The 2016 program runs from July 11 to August 19.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School in Cunda, Turkey provides proficiency-based instruction in reading and translating Ottoman Turkish texts in both manuscript and printed forms. Students will develop skills in paleography for reading original archival documents written in styles like dîvânî, siyâkat, and rık’a.

The program also provides tuition in Persian (including Persian and Arabic elements in Ottoman), Modern Turkish (conversation, reading and translation, differences between Ottoman and öztürkçe), and Karamanlidhika.

PREREQUISITES

A solid knowledge of modern Turkish grammar, normally at least two years of academic study or the equivalent, and demonstrable experience in reading printed Ottoman texts are mandatory. Some knowledge of Persian and/or Arabic is highly desirable, and study of these languages will be taken into consideration in the selection process.

Prospective students should note that typically successful applicants have had three or more years of modern Turkish. Those with no academic training in Arabic and/or Persian may not be selected.

PROGRAM FEES AND FUNDING

Program fees for the 2016 Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School are as follows:

– Tuition: $5,000 USD
– Accommodation:$1,900 USD
– Total: $6,900 USD

Please note that air fares and food expenses are not included in the fees.

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