Istanbul Transformed, 1800-2000: A Reassessment

Lecture

Istanbul Transformed, 1800-2000: A Reassessment

Istanbul Transformed, 1800-2000: A Reassessment

  • Date: Apr 07, 2016 04:30PM
  • Price: $10, $8 Friends/seniors, students free

In this illustrated talk, professor Edhem Eldem recognizes that past and present images of a city are limited in what they can tell their viewers. Contrasted images generally fail to explain the process of change that separates the past from present day and transforms the urban environment. The transformations that Istanbul has undergone from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present are complex enough to warrant a closer and more critical look at the process of change, beyond the basic evidence of physical alteration. Such an analysis is likely to reveal that human, social, political, and ideological changes have left an even deeper imprint on the city than photographs convey.

Canadian Society for Advancement of Turkish Studies

Photo: Muta-morphosis — Istanbul, Ataköy #1
Murat Germen, 2012
Lambda C-print

Photo courtesy of the artist

Related Programming

CURATOR'S TOUR
A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now with Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip

Tuesday, February 9, 6:30–7:30 pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK
Of Sultans and Photographs: The Imperial Albums of 19th-century Istanbul

Thursday, February 18, 1–2 pm

FREE LECTURE
Music of the Sufi Circles of Istanbul

Thursday, March 24, 1–2 pm

SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE
Erkan Oğur and Ismail Hakkı Demircioğlu

Friday, April 1, 8:30 pm

CURATOR'S TOUR
A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now with Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip

Tuesday, April 5, 6:30–7:30 pm

FREE LECTURE
From Constantinople to Istanbul

Thursday, April 21, 1–2 pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK
Istanbul Was a Fairy Tale

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30–8:30 pm

FILM
Ara Güler — The Eye of Istanbul

Saturday, June 25, 2 pm



news_icon

Sign up for our newsletter Discover new Programs added regularly