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Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA) is happy to announce its annual award and prize competitions for 2017. For more information.

OTSA welcomes new officers! Amy Singer (President Elect), Hale Yilmaz (Secretary), Yigit Akin and James Grehan (Board Members), and Julia Phillips Cohen (Nominations Committee)

Congratulations to the winners of 2016 scholarships and prizes!

Halide Edip Adivar Award: Lauren Beard (University of Pennsylvania)

Sydney Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize: Kenan Behzat Sharpe (Hellenism without Greeks: The Use of and Abuse of Classical Antiquity in Turkish Nationalist Literature)

Fuat Koprulu Book Prize: Nukhet Varlik (Winnner), Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World, the Ottoman Experience, 1347-1600 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015); Guy Burak (Honorable Mention),The Second Formation of Islamic Law: The Hanafi School in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) Awards:

Redhouse Student Prize, Katherine Wilshusen (University of Texas at Austin)

Rethinking Late Ottoman Civilization Symposium
Conference to be held at Texas University at Austin on 24-25 March, 2017 with keynote speaker Suraiya Faroqhi. Click here for call for papers.

New Issue of JOTSA Available
Featuring a collection of articles dealing with Ottoman Edirne and childhood in the late Empire. Physical copies available through Indiana University Press, as well as digital copies via JSTOR.

OTSA Letter to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Regarding the recent treatment of academics in Turkey.
OTSA Letter

JOTSA is now available through Indiana University Press
Click here for our journal's new page with IUP, and here for a link to our journal through JSTOR.

Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey
JOTSA is proud to announce this edited volume based on our recent issue on Law and Legality. Follow this link for more details.

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


OTSA welcomes new officers! Lerna Ekmekcioglu, Kristen Fibbe, and Mostafa Minawi (Board members); and, Maureen Jackson (Nominations committee)


Congratulations to the winners of 2015 scholarships and prizes!
Adivar Scholarship: Sarah Dadouch

Barkan Article Prize: (co-winners) Nina Ergin (Koç University) and Heghnar Watenpaugh (UC Davis)

Sydney N. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize: Philip Geisler

Fuat Köprülü Book Prize: James Grehan’s  Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine

American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) Awards:

James W. Redhouse Student Prize for Best Progress in the Turkish Language: Olivia Loveland (Portland State University) and Mark Carrion (University of Texas at Austin)

Samiha Ayverdi Best Ottoman Translation award: Hüseyin Kurt (SU at Binghamton) and Oscar Aquirre Mandujano (University of Washington, WA)

 

   

 

 

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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