Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Postgraduate Programme

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In 1988, the Department of Ottoman History started under the IMS the operation of a two-year "Programme of Training and Specialisation in Turkish Studies", which became in 1994 the "Postgraduate Programme in Turkish Studies" of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete, in collaboration with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Since 2018, the programme has evolved into the "Inter-institutional Postgraduate Programme in Ottoman History", organised and conducted by the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies.

Postgraduate students are taught the modern Turkish language, Ottoman diplomatics and palaeography, as well as Turkish and Ottoman history. The Department of Ottoman History provides its specialised staff and space for the courses and seminars. It also provides the postgraduate students with the specialised library of Ottoman and Islamic Studies, as well as with its infrastructure. In addition, many students and graduates of the Postgraduate Programme are employed as fellows in the research programmes of the Department of Ottoman History.


Teaching Staff - Visiting Professors

The teaching staff of the Postgraduate Programme in Turkish Studies includes Gülsün Aksoy-Ayvali, Antonis Anastasopoulos, Elias Kolovos, Marinos Sariyannis and Yannis Spyropoulos.

Various well-known scholars have given lectures or seminars in the Programme:

  • Sia Anagnostopoulou (Panteion University, Athens),
  • Marc Aymes (CETOBaC, Paris),
  • Meropi Anastasiadou (InaLCO, Paris),
  • Anna Ballian (Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens),
  • Halil Berktay (Sabancı University, Istanbul),
  • Harriet Blitzer (Buffalo State College, Buffalo),
  • Nikos Christofis (University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki),
  • Yorgos Dedes (SOAS, London),
  • Randi Deguilhem (CNRS, Provence),
  • Melek Delilbaşı (Ankara University, Ankara),
  • Tolga Esmer (Central European University, Budapest),
  • Kate Fleet (Cambridge University, Cambridge),
  • Aleksandar Fotić (University of Belgrade, Belgrade),
  • Elias Giannakis (University of Ioannina, Ioannina),
  • Eyal Ginio (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem),
  • Ioannis Grigoriadis (Bilkent, Ankara),
  • Marios Hadjianastasis (University of Birmingham, Birmingham),
  • Antonis Hadjikyriakou (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul),
  • Shirine Hamadeh (Rice University, Houston),
  • György Hazai († Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest),
  • Mieste Hotopp-Riecke (Academy of Sciences, Kazan),
  • Vangelis Kechriotis († Boğaziçi University, Istanbul),
  • Niyazi Kızılyürek (University of Cyprus, Nicosia),
  • Tijana Krstić (Central European University, Budapest),
  • Metin Kunt (Sabancı University, Istanbul),
  • Sofia Laiou (Ionian University, Corfu),
  • Elçin Macar (Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul),
  • Roxani Margariti (Emory University, Atlanta),
  • Michalis Michael (University of Cyprus, Nicosia),
  • Ayşe Özil (Sabancı University, Istanbul),
  • Leslie Peirce (New York University, New York),
  • Panagiotis Poulos (University of Athens, Athens),
  • David Powers (Cornell University, Ithaca),
  • Giorgos Salakidis (Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini),
  • Amy Singer (Tel Aviv University, Τελ Αβίβ),
  • Theocharis Stavridis (University of Cyprus, Nicosia),
  • Yücel Terzibaşoğlu (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul),
  • Nicolas Vatin (CNRS, Paris),
  • Evangelos Venetis (Panteion University, Athens),
  • Ali Yaycıoğlu (Stanford University, Stanford).