Now Accepting Applications for Primary Source NEH Summer Institute in Turkey
Travel to Turkey this summer and experience Primary Source's new summer institute for teachers, Ottoman Cultures: Society, Politics and Trade in the Turkish Empire, 1299-1922. This course is made possible by generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Applications are due March 4th, 2013.
The three-week institute will be held in Turkey (Istanbul and surrounding cities) and will run from July 8 – 26, 2013. The course will include a 5-day excursion to Anatolia to retrace the 150-year expansion of the Ottoman state. All K-12 educators are invited to apply.
If you are interested in applying, we highly encourage you to spend time exploring the institute website.
- Course details and expectations
- Application information and instructions
- Detailed schedule of the institute
More About the Institute
For 623 years, the Ottoman Empire knit together peoples of many ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Cosmopolitan in mindset, innovative in governance, fearsome in battle, and pioneering in the arts, the empire at its height showcased a combination of qualities that made it legendary on three continents. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this summer institute will explore the rise, achievements and legacies of the Ottomans – and how they may be included in school curricula.
Directors & Faculty
The institute will be directed by Dr. Deborah Cunningham, senior program director at Primary Source, and Dr. Dana Sajdi, a professor of history at Boston College with expertise on Ottoman urban history, popular and learned cultures, literature and historiography. Assistant directors for the program include Dr. Susan Zeiger, a program director at Primary Source, and Barbara Petzen, founder of Middle East Connections.