What: The Summer School will focus on the study of archives in Ottoman Turkish and Arabic, in case also in Armenian and other languages, so as to provide future historians with the skills necessary to use such sources within the framework of their research projects. Organized by The French Institute of the Near East (Ifpo), the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), the University of Balamand, the Lebanese University (Doctoral School of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences), the Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan and Centralasian Studies (CETOBaC), the Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi, the İbn Haldun Üniversitesi, and the Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES) with the support of the Open Jerusalem project are organising a summer school devoted to reading and analysing Ottoman manuscript sources.
When/Where: Beirut and Balamand, August27- 30, 2017
Topics: The focus of the summer school are practical workshops in small groups allowing trainees to read and discuss archival documents with specialists familiar with different types of documents. These workshops will make up more than half of the training, the other part including visits of archives in and around Beirut, presentations of Ottoman archives and research aids in palaeography, and discussions about methodology. In a workshop, the students will be asked to read and analyse a document of their choice.
How to apply:
The students selected for the summer school will be offered the following free of charge:
- summer school fees
- lunch and dormitory accommodation during the summer school
- round-trip air transportation from their country of residence
- excursions and visits.
In order to be considered, the applications must include:
- a proposal outlining the candidate’s research project and archival sources (two pages maximum)
- a curriculum vitae, mentioning language skills (two pages maximum)
- name and contact of 2 referees that may be contacted for a recommendation
Around fifteen students will be selected for participation in this summer school. The applications must be submitted in English and sent to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The applications must be submitted before 15 June 2017 (midnight Beirut time).