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The Ottoman Studies Foundation is again offering its annual Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School in Cunda, Turkey. The programme is sponsored by Koç University in Istanbul and the Turkish Cultural Foundation. It is open to everyone interested in continuing their study of Ottoman and Turkish for the purpose of academic research, and priority is given to qualified doctoral students.
The programme provides proficiency-based instruction in reading and translating Ottoman Turkish texts in both manuscript and printed forms. Students will develop skills in paleography for reading original archival documents written in styles like dîvânî, siyâkat, and rık’a. The programme also provides tuition in Persian (including Persian and Arabic elements in Ottoman), Modern Turkish (conversation, reading and translation, differences between Ottoman and öztürkçe), and Karamanlidhika.
A solid knowledge of modern Turkish grammar, normally at least two years of academic study or the equivalent, and demonstrable experience in reading printed Ottoman texts are mandatory. Some knowledge of Persian and/or Arabic is highly desirable, and study of these languages will be taken into consideration in the selection process.
The 2016 programme runs from July 11 to August 19. Applications are due on Friday, April 15, 2016. For more information on how to apply, please click here.