About the adventure
The middle for Middle Eastern scientific studies at Harvard is happy to announce its very first annual winter months Term research Excursion in Cunda (pronounced JUNE-dah), Turkey for January 2016. The program’s three-week itinerary is dedicated to the area of Cunda, found on Turkey’s Aegean coast, with extra visits to Istanbul, Izmir, and Bergama (Pergamon). We begin with four days in Istanbul, visiting monuments like the Sultanahmet and Suleymaniye mosques, the Hagia Sophia Museum, as well as other monuments from the town’s Byzantine and Ottoman last. Pupils will explore the deep levels of record based in the old city and across the Bosphorus, taking time for you to test Turkey’s exquisite cuisine on the way. One's heart associated with trip is an extended stay during the Ayışığı (Moonlight) Monastery, a recently restored Greek monastery on Cunda Island. Located on the ocean and surrounded by olive groves, the monastery is a serene area for reading, reflection and conversation. Right here, we shall engage region’s complex past via numerous literary, historical, and cinematic works. During our stick to the area we're going to enjoy a hands-on introduction to Aegean cuisine and also explore suffering regional customs such as for example olive-oil production and shipbuilding. From our base in Cunda we shall spend every single day exploring the archaeological web sites of ancient Bergama. Our Aegean research concludes with an overnight day at the port town of Izmir (Smyrna), accompanied by a return to Istanbul with enough time for additional museum visits and shopping in the town’s famed bazaars.
This travel is great for Harvard students with record or literature passions as we explore Aegean chicken and Istanbul. Preference are going to be given to undergraduates and Masters students who concentrate in Near or center Eastern Studies.
Needed Readings (supplied by this system):
Kafadar, Cemal. Between Two Worlds: the construction of the Ottoman State. Berkeley: Univ of CA Press, 1995.
Necipoğlu, Gülru, Age Sinan (alternatives). Princeton: Princeton Univ Press, 2005.
Zurcher, Erik. Turkey: a contemporary record, third ed. New York: I.D. Tauris, 2004.
Tanpinar, Ahmet Hamdi. The Time Regulation Institute. Nyc: Penguin Books, 2013.
Pamuk, Orhan. Istanbul: thoughts and also the town. Nyc. Knopf, 2005.
Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace: producing the current center East. Ny: Holt, 1989.
King, Charles. Midnight at Pera Palace: the delivery of modern Istanbul. New York: W.W. Norton Company, 2014.
Mazower, Mark. Salonika, City of Ghosts. London: HarperCollins, 2004
Pamuk, Orhan. I am Red. New York: Knopf, 2001.
Elif Shafak. The Bastard of Istanbul. Nyc: Viking, 2007.
Barry Unsworth. Pascali’s Island. London: M. Joseph, 1980.
Jesse Howell is an enhanced PhD pupil at CMES, at this time completing their dissertation on overland vacation communities in the Ottoman Balkans. After an initial, unplanned trip to Turkey in 1999, he's got came back numerous times, visiting all corners for the country and investing annually staying in Istanbul as a study other. During the past two summers he has worked once the program coordinator for Harvard-Sabanci University Summer system.
The excursion takes destination from January 3-January 22, 2016. 1st 4 days takes invest Istanbul, after that within Moonlight Monastery regarding area of Cunda for 12 nights with on a daily basis trip to Bergama. After an overnight stop by at Izmir, we come back to Istanbul for 1 evening given that program’s end. This course is not for credit, and will have needed readings. Nine students are going to be accepted towards the system, which is led by an advanced doctoral student in Turkish researches.
There will be a $500 system cost. Students will undoubtedly be offered accommodations, all travel prices, two meals per day, and reading products. Pupils are required to pay for additional dishes alongside personal incidental costs.
To use, kindly apply utilizing CARAT (Centralized Application for analysis and Travel) by 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015.
The program will request your Harvard transcript, resume, one-letter of recommendation from a Harvard professor, and a declaration of function. Your declaration of function should deal with your interest and educational back ground in Middle Eastern Studies and should be between 300-500 terms.
If you should be thinking about playing this Winter Term research Excursion, please go to our info program on October 15 at CMES, 38 Kirkland Street, place 102 at 12 pm.
October 15 : Info Session : 38 Kirkland Street at CMES, 12 pm
October 30 : Deadline for application distribution
December 4 : bill of program charge
January 2, Depart Boston Logan Airport
January 7, Istanbul to Cunda
January 19, Cunda to Izmir
January 20, Izmir to Istanbul