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Ottoman and Turkish Studies (OTSA) is happy to announce its annual award and prize competitions for 2015. For more information.

OTSA welcomes new officers! Linda Darling (President); Emine Evered (Secretary);  Carel Bertram and Nazan Maksudyan (Board members); and, Hegnar Watenpaugh (Nominations committee).

Congratulation to the winners of 2014 scholarships and prizes!
Adivar Scholarship: Qurat-ul-ain Gulamhussein (SUNY Stonybrook)
Fuat Köprülü Book Prize: Emine Fetvacı’s Picturing History at the Ottoman Court
Sydney N. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize: Rishad Choudhury (Cornell University); Honorable Mention- Murat Cihan Yıldız (UCLA)
American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) Awards:
James W. Redhouse Student Prize for Best Progress in the Turkish Language: Taylor Zajicek (University of Washington), Florence Kearns (University of Texas in Austin), and Halla Bearden (University of Pennsylvania)
Samiha Ayverdi Best Ottoman Translation award: Vladimir Troyansky (Stanford University) and Amir Toft (University of Chicago)


OTSA logo competition is extended! Submit your artwork by January 31, 2015 to



Turkish Studies Association

Welcome to the home page of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. We hope you find this site informative and helpful, even as we continue to develop it.

The Turkish Studies Association has been renamed: the association is now called the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. After an open discussion at the annual 2013 Business Meeting of the TSA held in conjunction with MESA, members of the TSA voted on January 6, 2014 to change the bylaws of the TSA to bring them into alignment with existing practices. With this vote, members also changed the name of the association to the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association to best reflect the diversity of research interests and expertise among members in the association.

The Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, founded and incorporated as the Turkish Studies Association in 1971, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of persons interested in Turkish and Ottoman studies. The objectives of the Association are to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction; to facilitate communication among its members through meetings and written exchanges of information; and to promote international, scholarly cooperation among persons and organizations concerned with Turkish and Ottoman studies.

The Association's activities include publication of the Journal with short research articles, reports of meetings and conferences, book reviews and communications from members. The annual meeting of the Association is held each November in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association convention. Persons interested in Turkish or Ottoman studies are invited to membership.

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