Institute of Turkish Studies

Institute of Turkish Studies The Institute of Turkish Studies Founded and incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1982, the Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is the only non-profit, private educational foundation in the United States exclusively dedicated to the support and development of Turkish Studies in American higher education.

The Institute is an independent, tax exempt organization and does not seek to influence legislation nor advocate particular policies or agendas. ITS currently benefits from the location of its offices at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service on the campus of Georgetown University, the oldest and largest school of international affairs in the country. The Institute's location in one of America's leading universities and in the nation's capital provides it with a unique opportunity to pursue its objectives. The Institute has full access to a variety of research and information facilities and resources at Georgetown University. At the same time, the Institute benefits from being located in Washington, DC, where the Library of Congress has the largest collection of books on Turkey in the United States and where there are a number of educational institutions and international economic organizations actively dealing with Turkey. In keeping with its charter and tax-exempt status, the Institute does not seek to influence legislation.

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We will be awarding one final round of academic grants. For information and to apply, please visit our website
02/03/2020
Institute of Turkish Studies To Close After Losing Funding

We will be awarding one final round of academic grants. For information and to apply, please visit our website

As the Institute of Turkish Studies prepares to close this fall due to an inability to secure sustainable funding, students and the organization’s leadership expressed frustration and disappointment over the end of the program’s scholarly work and grants. The ITS, established in 1983 through a....

Greetings! We are now accepting grant applications for AY 2019-2020. For details, please visit our website: http://turki...
11/09/2018
Grants Competition | Grants Program | The Institute of Turkish Studies

Greetings! We are now accepting grant applications for AY 2019-2020. For details, please visit our website: http://turkishstudies.org/grants/grants_competition.shtml

Since 1983, the Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) has sponsored an annual grant program that offers a variety of awards to scholars, colleges and universities in the United States. The principal purpose of the grant program is to support and encourage the development of research, scholarship, and l...

Please join us on 11/1 @5pm for two book launches, featuring ITS Board Member Steven A. Cook and colleague Soner Cagapta...
10/19/2017
Invitation-Two Book Launches: Steven Cook & Soner Cagaptay

Please join us on 11/1 @5pm for two book launches, featuring ITS Board Member Steven A. Cook and colleague Soner Cagaptay. Following a moderated discussion, you will get an opportunity to purchase signed copies of their work. Sign up quick as space is limited!

Save the date and register for a great lineup of speakers at our Spring Conference: "Turkey and United States: Assessmen...
04/06/2017
Events | The Institute of Turkish Studies

Save the date and register for a great lineup of speakers at our Spring Conference: "Turkey and United States: Assessment and Prospects http://turkishstudies.org/events/2017/event_051217.shtml

Turkey is a complicated and dynamic country that finds itself amidst a swirl of political, economic, and security challenges important to its own interests and to the United States. Domestic turmoil and turbulence have been Turkey's norm at least since 2013. Punctuated by the July 2016 coup attempt,...

Join today's Event "Turkey's (À La Turca) Presidential System" in person, or live at periscope.tv. https://www.periscope...
02/15/2017
Events | The Institute of Turkish Studies

Join today's Event "Turkey's (À La Turca) Presidential System" in person, or live at periscope.tv.

https://www.periscope.tv/TurkishStudies

February 15, 2017 from 2:30pm-4:30pm EST Georgetown University, CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241), Washington, DC Speakers: Amberin Zaman, Al Monitor & Woodrow Wilson Center Henri Barkey, Woodrow Wilson Center Moderator: Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Insitute of Turkish Studies

Join us on February 15 at 2:30 pm for "Regime Change: Turkey's (à la Turca) Presidential System" featuring Amberin Zaman...
01/30/2017
Events | The Institute of Turkish Studies

Join us on February 15 at 2:30 pm for "Regime Change: Turkey's (à la Turca) Presidential System" featuring Amberin Zaman, a Columnist at Al Monitor and Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center and Henry J. Barkey, the Director of Middle East Program at Wilson Center and Sinan Ciddi, Director of Institute of Turkish Studies.

Please RSVP: regimechange.eventbrite.com

http://turkishstudies.org/events/2017/event_021517.shtml

February 15, 2017 from 2:30pm-4:30pm EST Georgetown University, CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241), Washington, DC Speakers: Amberin Zaman, Al Monitor & Woodrow Wilson Center Henri Barkey, Woodrow Wilson Center Moderator: Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Insitute of Turkish Studies

Today at 2pm, the Institute of Turkish Studies will be hosting "Turkey's Transition to Presidentialism" with Dr. Steven ...
11/30/2016
"Turkey's Transition to Presidentialism: From Populism to Authoritarianism"

Today at 2pm, the Institute of Turkish Studies will be hosting "Turkey's Transition to Presidentialism" with Dr. Steven Cook from Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Aykan Erdemir from Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Dr. Sinan Ciddi from the Institute of Turkish Studies.

Limited Seat Available, RSVP STRICTLY REQUIRED:

Please RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turkeys-transition-to-presidentialism-from-populism-to-authoritarianism-tickets-29450655704

Once proposed as a democratic model for the Middle East, Turkey took a dramatic reversal from democratic standards in the last five years. After de-capitation of the military, and now-dim prospect of the EU membership process, Turkey’s leader President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was increasingly emboldene...

09/22/2016
ARIT NEH Fellowships

Call for Applications: National Endowments for the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Turkey, 2017-2018

Deadline: November 1, 2016

THE FELLOWSHIPS: The American Research Institute in Turkey takes pleasure in inviting applications for one to three advanced long-term fellowships for research in Turkey made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fields of study cover all periods of history in the general range of the humanities and include humanistically oriented aspects of the social sciences, prehistory, history, art, archaeology, literature, and linguistics, as well as interdisciplinary aspects of cultural history. The fellowships tenures range from four to twelve continuous months during 2017-2018. Stipends of $4,200 per month are awarded on the basis of individual proposals.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholars who have completed their formal training by the application deadline and plan to carry out research in Turkey for four months or longer may apply. They may be U.S. citizens or three-year residents of the U.S. Please consult ARIT U.S. office for questions of eligibility. Advanced scholars may also apply for ARIT Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

INSTITUTES: ARIT maintains two research institutes in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library concentrates on Byzantine and Ottoman Turkey and facilitates archival research in the city. ARIT - Ankara focuses on art, archaeology, and ancient history in its library, and serves Turkish and American archaeologists through its programs. Both centers support research on modern Turkey. Both offer lodging, research, and study facilities, as well as connections with colleagues, institutions, and authorities in Turkey.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: In order to be considered, applicants must provide complete application information. Application materials and three letters of recommendation must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1, 2016. Submit your application by email to [email protected]. Please have letters of reference sent directly to ARIT by either mail or e-mail. Letters should support the proposed research and your capacity to carry out the project. Supporting documents in paper form may be sent to the American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104-6324. For further information call (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657, or email to [email protected]. ARIT expects to notify applicants of the decision of the Committee on Fellowships by late January, 2017.

RESEARCH PERMISSION: ARIT fellowship applicants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate research permissions and visas. In general, researchers should seek permission to carry out research from the director(s) of the institution(s) where they intend to work; this including most libraries housed within Turkish museums. Scholars wishing to conduct research in Turkey for terms longer than three months should apply for the research permit and in addition secure a research visa prior to entering the country. Non-U.S. researchers should consult the Turkish Consulate for specific procedures.

Researchers who wish to work with collections and some libraries housed in the Turkish museums, however, should make their applications through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums. If the material they wish to work with is part of an excavation or survey, researchers must submit a letter with their application that is signed by the project director giving permission to carry out the research. The permit application regulations and format for researchers are posted on the ARIT research permit page. ARIT may withhold payment of fellowship stipends if official research permission is not obtained.

Link: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/NEHFellowships.html

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN TURKEY, 2017-2018Announcement [.pdf version] [.doc version] Application format [.pdf ]

09/12/2016
Neyse Halim Çıksın Falim

Check out the documentary, " Neyse Halim Ciksin Falim" (Coffe Futures), ITS's Previous Publication Grantee Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gursel from Macalester College directed and co-produced.

"Coffee Futures weaves individual fortunes with the story of Turkey's decades-long attempts to become a member of the European Union. Promises and predictions made by politicians, both foreign and domestic, are juxtaposed with the rhetorics and practices of coffee fortune telling.

The widespread custom of coffee fortune telling in Turkey is an everyday communication tool. Coffee fortunes are a way of dealing with hopes, fears and worries, as well as a method of indirectly voicing matters usually left unspoken. Like any language, this narrative form has its protocols, rules and tropes; yet each fortune bears distinct marks of the teller's personal style and the individual fortune seeker's condition.

Thus, the filmmaker sets out to seek her fortune and flip her cup for a couple dozen people, both friends and strangers. These amateur fortune tellers all read her individual fortune as they might any other day, except that she also asks for their opinions on the future of Turkey and Europe.

July 31, 2009 marked the 50th year anniversary of Turkey's application to apply to the elusive European Union (maiden name: European Economic Community). On this seemingly endless path, Turkey's future is continually invoked and described, yet not quite within reach. Touching upon the psychology of collective waiting and anticipating a national future, Coffee Futures attempts to render the emotional texture of a society whose fate has been nationally and internationally debated - often in relation to its "Europeanness" - for a long, long time."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCssmS7QKHg&feature=youtu.be

http://www.neysehalimfilm.com/

Neyse Halim Çıksın Falim (2009) yıllar yılı hep yürek hoplatmış ve cevabı hiçbir zaman tam alınamamış bir “olacak mı olmayacak mı?” sorusu karşısında bireyse...

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Washington D.C., DC
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The Board of Governors has full responsibility for the Institute's policies and programs. The Board is composed of distinguished scholars in the field of Turkish Studies and prominent individuals from the private and public sectors in the United States, including former U.S. ambassadors. The Board of Governors meets on a regular basis to review and evaluate the Institute's activities and makes all decisions for its grant program. Associate Members The Institute has a group of Associate Members selected by the Board of Governors from among scholars in the field of Turkish studies in American higher education. Associate Members of the Institute serve on its standing committees and provide guidance for the annual grant program. Administration An Executive Director chosen by the Board of Governors oversees the implementation of the policies and programs approved by the Board as well as the daily administration of the Institute's work.

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