Survey of competence and interest in the Turkic-speaking world

We invite those who are interested in receiving information about or participating in the activities of the Forum for Turkic studies to fill in the questionnaire.


Thursday March 2, 2017, at 16.15-18.00, Engelska parken (room 2-K1024)
Thomas Erickson (Vilnius) will present his research on "Tuˤha, the least known Turkic language".

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 and articles

Ingvar Svanberg has, together with other scholars, published an article entitled "The bear in Eurasian plant names: motivations and models", in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13 (2017), article 14.

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.


Contact the Forum for Turkic Studies:


Phone: Anette Månsson (018-471 1339), Johan Heldt (018-471 1418)

Postal address:
Forum for Turkic Studies
Uppsala University
Department of Linguistics and Philology
Box 635
SE-751 26 Uppsala