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 (University of Washington)
Ottoman II: Yorgos DEDES (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Persian: Maryam NIAZADEH
Karamanlidhika: Evangelia BALTA (Institute of Historical Studies/National Hellenic Research Foundation)
Modern Turkish: Gülşah TAŞKIN (Koç University)
Ottoman tutor: Oscar AGUIRRE-MANDUJANO (University of Washington)