As Centre we care about the Ottoman history being entirely isolated from Turkic World Studies and becoming its own discipline. Of fact, Ottoman Studies is a broad field that can be subdivided into hundreds of subfields. However, we believe that Ottoman Studies should be conducted within the context of the Broader Turkish World paradigm in a global context, and hence we strive to bring together studies on Ottoman and Turkic identity under the one roof. The Ottoman and Turkish Studies Centre promotes intellectual dialogue and scholarship to provide a deeper, interdisciplinary, and critical understanding of Turkic World through a rigorous program in language, literature, history, politics, and culture of the Turkic World, the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic as well as sharing and preserving the cultural and historical heritage of rich Turkic World through projects that involve local, national and international communities to advance mutual understanding. To lead scientific research of linguistic, cultural, literal, historical, artistic, political, social, and economical structures of Turkic Peoples, and to develop Turcology and Ottoman Studies altogether.
Ottoman and Turkish Studies Centre
Projects Funded by Centre
The Turkish Language to Foreign Scholars Project
The projects purpose is teaching Turkish to foreigners and supported the teaching of Turkish as a foreign language so that this field could be based on an academic basis.
The schedule announcement is here.
Courses available at no cost
The Ottoman Language Learning Project
One of the most rewarding aspects of this course, giving you a chance to research the raw material of history (primary sources) and to analyze other historians’ interpretations of the past (secondary sources). This ONLINE course will be an introduction to basics of Ottoman Turkish through learning the alphabet and readings in printed text selections.
Courses available at no cost
OTSC is a non-profit, non-political organization of scholars interested in Ottoman and Turkish studies. The objectives of the Centre are to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction; to facilitate communication among its members through meetings and written exchanges of information; and to promote international, scholarly cooperation among persons and organizations concerned with Ottoman and Turkish studies.
By sharing best practices through chapter meetings, conferences, and seminars, OTSC provides unique opportunities for you. An exclusive community where OTSC members can engage in real-time discussions and share information with other members. Persons interested in Turkish or Ottoman studies are invited to membership.
Free to Academic Members
The Center organizing scientific events as an opportunity to build networks among academics and experts in the field of studies all around the world and to share thoughts on recent advances. Our conferences bring together people who share a common discipline from different parts of the world, bringing different forms of ideas which build into something greater.