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Events

Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 12.00-16.00, Gustavianum
"Forumdag" with activities and lectures (on the topic "Religion and politics"). For Forum for Turkic studies Mosa Sayed gives a short lecture, in Swedish, on "Islamiska sharialagar vid svensk domstol" (ca. 12.00 in Auditorium minus). Forum for Turkic studies also lets you try the Ottoman technique of paper marbling. Read more at Gustavianum's website (poster Swedish, poster English).

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 13.15-14.15, Gustavianum (Auditorium minus)
Prof. Birsel Karakoç gives a lecture (in Swedish) on "Nogaiskan — ett litet turkspråk i Kaukasus mångspråkiga landskap". See the program for "2016 års installationsföreläsningar".

Friday, May 13, 2016, at 15.00-17.00, Carolina Rediviva (Tidskriftsläsesalen)
Book release. Recently published books are presented, including translations of Orhan Pamuk, Ahmed Hamdi Tanpınar and Selma Lagerlöf. Read more (flyer). Open for the public. Refreshments.

Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 17.15-19.00, in Ihresalen (Engelska parken)
Guest lecture by Dr. Engin Kılıç (Sabancı Üniversitesi), "Balkan War, Trauma and Utopia: Negotiating a New Identity in Ottoman Turkish Literature". Organized with the Department of Art History and Forskarkollegiet vid Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul (flyer).

Monday, October 12, 2015, room 16-0043
Trial lectures for the chair of Turkic languages on the topic "Linguistic unity and diversity in the Turkic-speaking world":
09.30-10.20 Birsel Karakoç (Uppsala)
10.30-11.20 László Károly (Mainz)
12.30-13.20 Julian Rentzsch (Mainz)
13.30-14.20 Abdurishid Yakup (Berlin)

New books

Mohammad Fazlhashemi has published the book Islams dynamiska mellantid (Atlantis, 2016, in Swedish) about Muslim history of ideas from the end of its golden age (mid 13th c.) up to the rise of political Islam (early 20th c.).

A book about the Tatars in the Baltic area has just appeared. It is edited by Ingvar Svanberg and David WesterlundMuslim Tatar Minorities in the Baltic Sea Region (Brill, 2016). Read more at Brill's web site.
 

About Forum for Turkic Studies

The Forum for Turkic Studies was established by the the Disciplinary domain of Humanities and Social Sciences on September 25, 2013. The aims of the Forum were decided on January 28, 2014. The Forum's director and board were appointed by the Vice-Rector of the Disciplinary domain of Humanities and Social Sciences on January 28, 2014, February 25, 2014, and March 27, 2014 (registration number HUMSAM 2013/18).

For the Forum's aims, see Swedish version.

 

A young Mongolian horseman stands beside the runiform inscription written in honour of Tonyukuk (c. 646–726), an important minister and military leader in the Second Türk Khaganate (c. 681–744). This is one of the most significant of the numerous old Turkic inscriptions found widely in present-day Mongolia. Such carved stone steles were erected to commemorate khagans and other leaders of the Second Türk Khaganate.
Photo: Ergun Çağatay.