IHU Ottoman Turkish Summer School Announces Both Online and In-class Programs


IHU Ottoman Turkish Summer School 2021 program

5 July – 27 August 2021, IHU Süleymaniye Campus, Istanbul

The Ibn Haldun University (IHU) Ottoman Turkish Summer School Program offers intensive instruction in Ottoman Turkish for international students and professionals. This is a full Summer Term that over seven weeks offers twice the transferable credits as a regular 14-week semester. A wholly immersive experience is designed to comprise co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as seminars by top scholars on Turkish history, politics, literature, and art; cultural events, and, field trips to historical sites and archives.

  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels are available
  • 20 hours per week for 7 weeks and 140 class hours
  • Fully credit-transferable, equivalent to two normal semesters
  • Flexible, country-specific classes adjusted to international time differences
  • Tuition fee is USD 2000.
  • A further discount (USD 250) available for students recommended by their academic advisors
  • Application deadline is 29th May

 

IHU Ottoman Turkish Summer School 2021 online program

5 July – 27 August 2021, IHU Zoom Platform

The Ibn Haldun University (IHU) Ottoman Turkish Summer School Program offers intensive instruction online in Ottoman Turkish for international students and professionals. This is a full Summer Term that over seven weeks offers twice the transferable credits as a regular 14-week semester. A wholly immersive experience is designed to comprise co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as seminars by top scholars on Turkish history, politics, literature, and art; and cultural events, all online and country-specific adjusted to international time differences.

  • Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels are available
  • 20 hours per week for 7 weeks and 140 class hours
  • Fully credit-transferable, equivalent to two normal semesters
  • Flexible, country-specific classes adjusted to international time differences
  • Tuition fee is USD 1750
  • A further discount (USD 250) available for students recommended by their academic advisors
  • Application deadline is  29th May

For more information about the program details, please visit our website.

The IHU Ottoman Turkish Summer Program is coordinated and developed in collaboration with the IHU School of Languages and the Department of History.

If you have questions about the program, please feel free to send an e-mail to the IHU Ottoman Turkish Summer School at ottomanturkish@ihu.edu.tr.

Testimonials:

Andrew Hammond (Doctoral Candidate, Oxford University, Faculty of Oriental Studies). The program is excellent for those who already know some or a fair amount of Ottoman but need revision to bring them up to speed before a period of research involving Ottoman materials. It works well in that regard since the school is in Istanbul and runs for less than a month, so it is easy to pursue research while doing the course. The course included trips to archives, excellent lectures from major scholars in Turkey, and, in the advanced group, classes conducted largely in Turkish. In our class we engaged deep reading of different forms of official correspondence from the Late Ottoman period, looking closely at grammar and intent behind documents. Lunch was provided on-site in a canteen, which was also really conducive to focusing on the work at hand and engendering a community spirit.

Maariyah Lateef (Ph.D. Student, Brown University, Department of History). The Ibn Haldun Ottoman Turkish summer program proved to be a great asset for me as a student of history. Not only did the wonderful teachers make sure we were exposed to various kinds of texts, but they also shared with us the historical contexts of each text. By making us deeply understand what we were reading, the teachers helped us realize which kinds of texts and scripts we would need to focus on for our own research. In addition to practicing a variety of skills in class, we were able to benefit from leading guest lecturers and beneficial trips to premier research locations in Istanbul. Researchers in the field will not go wrong by choosing this truly well-rounded Ottoman summer program. 

Daria Kovaleva (Ph.D. Student, Harvard University, Department of History). In July 2017, I had a unique opportunity to participate in the first Ottoman Turkish Summer School organized by Ibn Haldun University. Combining intensive and focused many-hour in-class work with the relatively short overall length of the school, the advanced level course contributed enormously to my reading ability of unfamiliar Ottoman Turkish texts: it helped me to develop reading speed, to build vocabulary, and trained me to parse the text of the documents in such a way as to speed up and facilitate understanding of the content and translation. One of the strongest aspects of this school as far as education is concerned was that each level had two instructors assigned to teach it, exposing students to a greater variety of methods and techniques. While not offering accommodation, the program, in turn, did an excellent job of cultivating community and providing its participants with multiple opportunities to enjoy the company and benefit from the expertise of one another, all the four instructors involved, as well as to develop ties with guest lecturers from among the top scholars of Turkish academia and students of other summer programs in the EDEP. Having the classes in the heart of Fatih in Istanbul and the particularly welcoming atmosphere of the EDEP made my study experience truly special. 

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