This lecture provides a look at the historical documents archived in Turkey in the form of textual, visual, sound or moving images. Historians of Ottoman history relied for a long time on the manuscripts in the Libraries of Topkapi Palace and Süleymaniye, along with the Prime Ministry Archives in Istanbul. Recently, Military Archives and Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) revealed new visual documents and moving images not available before. Another venue is the sound archives, as oral history research has become an important new methodology to collect "more history." The lecture will situate the landscape of these archives within the politics of archiving, as many of them are also subject to political framing of the past for the present.
A lecture by Professor Arzu Ozturkmen, On the Landscape of the Archives in Turkey: From Topkapi Palace Library to the TRT Collections
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Location: Moving Image Archive Libraries Screening Room Wells Library 048