About the Program

The Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer School in Cunda, Turkey 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 program 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.

2017 teaching faculty

Ottoman I: Selim KURU
Ottoman II: Yorgos DEDES
Persian: Maryam NIAZADEH
Karamanlidhika: Evangelia BALTA
Modern Turkish: Gülşah TAŞKIN
Ottoman tutor: Oscar AGUIRRE-MANDUJANO