By JASON GOODWIN | November 20, 2013
When I visited Albania, in 1996, the imam
at the Tirana Mosque very kindly invited me to accompany him up the minaret. I shuffled my feet nervously onto the balcony while he issued the call to prayer, gazing down over the roofs of the city, and away to the encircling...
Books, History, Literature
By Roger Williams | February 12, 2013
A one-click website has been set up for the Culture Routes Society to bring together the 16 waymarked long-distance walks in Turkey. Trailmakers, tour operators, accommodation providers and other necessary information are available for an adventure through some of the country’s most beautiful and historic countryside. Each trail is supported...
Books, News, Travel
By Michael Hornsby | June 27, 2012
Whether they stay in Sultanahmet or Beyoğlu, visitors to Istanbul this summer (2012) have the chance to see the late Josephine Powell’s remarkable photographs of Anatolian nomadic and rural life at a nearby venue. The exhibition at the Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations on Istiklal Caddesi, which featured on the cover...
Books, Film, History, Museums, Photography, Travel
By Cornucopia | April 19, 2012
We are very excited to announce that the new issue of Cornucopia, Dutch Masters, is making its way to a bookshop near you as we speak. Subscribers, keep an eye out for the postman! All the book reviews are available to read online now. Tim Stanley finds a positive outcome...
By Cornucopia | December 6, 2011
Professor Robert Ousterhout is in London next week to launch his new book. John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900
Robert G Ousterhout. Please join us at these events (admission is free): Monday 12 December 2011, 6.30pm, Royal Asiatic Society THREE INTERSECTING LIVES Archaeologists and Travellers
Books, Photography, Talks and Lectures
By Michael Hornsby | November 15, 2011
Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753 - 1914 SALT Galata
Bankalar Cad. 11KaraköyIstanbulNovember 22, 2011 - March 11, 2012
Keen-eyed Istanbullus might have spotted an unusual bank note popping up recently, not quite in circulation, and certainly not legal tender, but appearing ironically in...
Books, Contemporary Art, Photography
By Michael Hornsby | October 10, 2011
AUTUMN EXHIBITION ROUND UP
The art world is descending on Istanbul for the 12th Istanbul Biennial, which opened to the public over the weekend. Unlike previous years, the 2011 Biennial is being held only around the waterside warehouses at Tophane. But the city's galleries have risen admirably to the...
Books, Contemporary Art, Film, Fine Art, Photography, Talks and Lectures
By Michael Hornsby | August 25, 2011
The 14th International Congress of Turkish Art Collège de France 11, place Marcelin Berthelot 75231 Paris Cedex tel : +3126.96.36.199.11. September 19 - 22 2011
Forget London 2012, or Istanbul's 2020 bid, the Olympics of Turkish art academia are just a few weeks away. The 14th International Congress of Turkish...
Books, Fine Art, Islamic Art, Talks and Lectures
By Michael Hornsby | August 15, 2011
An Evil Eye
, by Jason Goodwin £14.99 / $24 US Out Now
As far as first impressions go, the latest title in Jason Goodwin's Ottoman detective series is certainly more foreboding than its precursors. The Janissary Tree
sounded fellable; The Snake Stone
a none-too-threatening curiosity; as for The Bellini Card
Books, Review, Books
By Cornucopia | June 22, 2011
Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin: 'I am not a studio artist' SALT Beyoğlu
Istiklal Caddesi, 136 Beyoğlu Istanbul April 9 – August 7, 2011
Another year, another contemporary art space on Istiklal Caddesi. Platform Garanti closed their doors in 2007, and reopened in April 2011 as SALT - a new art...
Books, Contemporary Art, Film
By Michael Hornsby | March 2, 2011
Regular Cornucopia contributor and renowned historian Norman Stone has a new book on the way. In 'Turkey, A Short History' he deftly conducts the reader through the complex story of Turkey’s past, from the arrival of the Seljuks in Anatolia in the eleventh century to the modern republic applying for...
Books, Talks and Lectures
By Michael Hornsby | February 7, 2011
Whatever you think of Elif Şafak and her novels, there's no denying that she is one of the leading literary voices coming out of Turkey at the moment. This lecture at LSE entitled "Writing Across Borders: Empathy in the Age of Conflict," will no-doubt consider some of the same themes...
Books, Talks and Lectures
By Daniel Fields | January 7, 2011
Istanbul is a city which has been the focus of a veritable smorgasbord of guide books, especially in the last few years. One of these, “Istanbul: The Ultimate Guide,” a new book by Pat Yale and Saffet Emre Tonguç, will quite certainly take its place in the upper echelons of...