Lecture: Hakan Karateke, “Evliya Çelebi on Jews”

THE CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
Friday Lecture Series
Presents
“Evliya Çelebi on Jews”
By
Hakan Karateke, Associate Professor
University of Chicago, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Friday, January 13, 2012 at 4:00pm
Stuart 105
5835 S. Greenwood., Chicago

Hakan Karateke, Associate Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Culture, Language and Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages at the University of Chicago, works in the areas of Ottoman philology, epigraphy and codicology and alternating between the exciting realms of philology and history. His current project, Ottoman Turkish: The Social History of a Language, seeks to establish a narrative of the history of the Ottoman Turkish language by exploring and reconstructing the changing perceptions of the Turkish language over several centuries, as held by speakers living primarily in the Ottoman domains. Professor Karateke is the co-editor of both the online encyclopedic project, Historians of the Ottoman Empire, and the Database for Ottoman Inscriptions.

Reception to follow

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