Lectures

IRCICA organises scheduled lectures on Saturdays twice a month, from September to May inclusive, and occasionally at other times. These lectures are given by guest speakers from Turkey and abroad, on various subjects within the Centre’s fields of activities. They are planned on semester basis and announced ahead of time in newspapers, to universities and other interested institutions. All of them are recorded on cassettes and kept at the Centre’s Library and Documentation Unit for reference. Hundreds of lectures have been stored until now.

Following is a list of lectures which were given at IRCICA by specialists of the respective fields.

  • The Sacred Geography of Islam, David King, 7 September 1983
  • An Intellectual Evening with Roger Garaudy, 29 November 1983
  • Libraries in India with Special Reference to Khuda Bakhsh Library and its Projects, Abid Reza Bedar, 7 December 1983
  • Islamic Manuscripts and Islamic Architecture in Central Asia, Burchard Brentjes, 12 July 1984
  • Contributions of Aligarh Muslim University, Institute of Islamic Studies to Islamic Learning, Akmal Ayyubi, 25 December 1984
  • Library Automation in the U.S.A., Michael Cooper, 13 May 1985
  • Talks about the late Calligrapher Halim Ozyazici by various speakers, 2 November 1985
  • Talks about the late Calligrapher Kamil Akdik by various speakers, December 1985
  • Islamic Studies in the United States and Canada, Mahmoud Ayoub, December 1985
  • Overview of the Academic Study of Middle Eastern History in the U.S.A., Karl Brown, January 1986
  • Commemoration of calligrapher and musician Nuri Korman, various speakers, February 1986
  • Commemoration of gilding artist Rikkat Kunt, various speakers, 1 March 1986
  • Commemoration of Suheyl Unver, calligrapher and gilder, various speakers, 5 April 1986
  • The emergence and first phases of development of the art of calligraphy in the Islamic civilisation, Nihat Cetin, 10 May 1986
  • Commemoration of the gilder Muhsin Demironat, various speakers, 8 November 1986
  • Calligrapher-musician Mustafa Izzet Efendi, various speakers, 6 December 1986
  • The art of the book: Commemoration of Necmeddin Okyay, various speakers, 3 January 1987
  • The Nesta'liq calligraphic style, Ali Alparslan, 7 February 1987
  • Motifs in the art of tiles, Kerim Silivrili, 21 March 1987
  • The Mi'racciye as a masterpiece of Turkish religious music and Naci Osman Dede, Orhan Nasuhioglu, 4 April 1987
  • The image of Turkey from Iqbal's viewpoint, Justice Dr. Javid Iqbal, 27 April 1987
  • Commemoration of calligrapher Mehmed Sevki Efendi, various speakers, 2 May 1987
  • The Library and Museum of Alexandria, Mithat Sertoglu, 6 June 1987
  • Literature in the period of Sultan Suleyman the Lawmaker, Amil Celebioglu, 17 October 1987
  • Tradition and projection: Designs for Islamic cities, Attilio Petruccioli, 19 October 1987
  • Turkish works of calligraphy found in Egypt, Ugur Derman, 7 November 1987
  • Commemoration of bibliographers Nurullah Pertevoglu and Seyfettin Ozege, by M. Sevki Canga, 21 November 1987
  • Calligrapher Aziz Rifai Efendi, by Muhittin Serin, 5 December 1987
  • The philosophy of religious music and developments in Islamic music, Ethem Ruhi Ungor, 19 December 1987
  • The aesthetical structure of calligraphy, Savas Cevik, 2 January 1988
  • Islam and foreign relations, Alexander Hendrik de Groot, 13 January 1988
  • The form of the ship in Islamic crafts, Engin Ozdeniz, 16 January 1988
  • Pleasant stories about calligraphers, M. Fuat Basar, 6 February 1988
  • Andalusia, Kazim Cecen, 20 February 1988
  • Commemoration of calligrapher Sami Efendi on his 150th birthday, Ugur Derman, 5 March 1988
  • The army of Salah al-Din at Hittin, Ramazan Sesen, 7 March 1988
  • Mimar Sinan and the Suleymaniye Mosque, Ercument Tarcan, 19 March 1988
  • The teaching of traditional crafts from the Second Constitution [1908] until our times and Feyzullah Dayigil, by Kerim Silivrili, 2 April 1988
  • The Galata Mevlevihanesi and Turkish music, Orhan Nasuhioglu, 16 April 1988
  • Synthesis of Mughal architecture, Nuzrat Yar Khan, 18 July 1988
  • Waqfs today, Aydin Bolak, 22 October 1988
  • Ijaza - the Diploma of Calligraphy, Ugur Derman, 5 November 1988
  • Translations into Turkish in the 15th century, Ramazan Sesen, 19 November 1988
  • Turkish Miniatures, Filiz Cagman, 3 December 1988
  • Mimar Sinan and pluralism in architecture, Bulent Ozer, 17 December 1988
  • Commemoration of the late calligrapher Emin Barin, various speakers, 5 January 1989
  • The old Istanbul accent in Turkish language, Muhittin Canga, 21 January 1989
  • Writing and writing tools as a theme in Divan poetry, Nejat Sefercioglu, 4 February 1989
  • Ottoman Sultans who were poets, Ali Alparslan, 18 February 1989
  • Turkish pottery: the "Evani"s, Kerim Silivrili, 4 March 1989
  • Illumination in the art of Mimar Sinan, Gozde Ramazanoglu, 11 March 1989
  • Documents in the Ottoman Archives, Halil Sahillioglu, 18 March 1989
  • Decorations of the Coban Mustafa Pasa Mosque in Gebze, Istanbul, as inspired by Mamluk art, Aysen Aldogan, 22 April 1989
  • Religious music, Orhan Nasuhioglu, 20 May 1989
  • Calligraphic works in tombs built by Mimar Sinan, Tahsin Omer Tahaoglu, 3 June 1989
  • A history of science in Arabic: Tabakat al-Umam, M. Saber Khan, 14 September 1989
  • Translator Asim Efendi, by Orhan Saik Gokyay, 21 October 1989
  • Tiles produced in Iznik, Kerim Silivrili, 4 November 1989
  • The economic reasons of the Hijra, Mithat Sertoglu, 18 November 1989
  • The manuscripts in the Fatih Library of Istanbul, Mehmet Taysi, 2 December 1989
  • The Ahi guilds, Aydin Bolak, 16 December 1989
  • Calligrapher Hulusi Efendi, Ugur Derman, 6 January 1990
  • Scientific works translated from Western languages into Arabic, Ramazan Sesen, 20 January 1990
  • Innovations in pottery craftsmanship inspired by the excavations in Iznik, Oktay Aslanapa, 3 February 1990
  • The turkicisation of the scientific language, Husrev Hatemi, 17 February 1990
  • The famous Ottoman astronomer Taqi al-Din al-Rasid, Sevim Tekeli, 3 March 1990
  • Turkish cuisine, culture and cookery, Nureddin Konyali, 17 March 1990
  • Books and manuscripts on textile-weaving and its history, Hulya Tezcan, 7 April 1990
  • Ebuzziya Tevfik Bey's carpets carrying political messages and his carpet-making, Ziyad Ebuzziya, 21 April 1990
  • The aircraft industry in Turkey, Zafer Orbay, 18 May 1990
  • Historical and cultural research activities in Baku, Ziya M. Bunyatov, 21 May 1990
  • Collections of manuscripts in Baku, Cihangir Kahramanov, 24 May 1990
  • Exegeses of the Quran in Africa, Hasan Ma'ayergi, 24 August 1990
  • History of paper-making, Filiz Cagman, 15 December 1990
  • Manufacture of glass and glassware, Emre Dolen, 30 December 1990
  • Sultan Selim III, poet and composer, Orhan Nasuhioglu, 5 January 1991
  • Sources and development of Turkish Culture, Oktay Aslanapa, 19 January 1991
  • The Riq'a script and its history, Ali Alparslan, 2 February 1991
  • The period and the ideas of Abdulhak Hamid, by Inci Enginun, 16 February 1991
  • Financial administration in the Ottoman State, Halil Sahillioglu, 9 March 1991
  • The period of Sultan Abdulhamid II, Stanford Shaw, 15 March 1991
  • Topkapi Palace Museum, Ahmet Mentes, 16 March 1991
  • Calligrapher Macit Ayral on his 100th anniversary, Ugur Derman, 6 April 1991
  • Some remarks on the Ottoman Ilmiye circles, Mehmet Ipsirli, 4 May 1991
  • Oriental studies in the U.S.A., Richard Frye, 9 May 1991
  • The secular and religious identity of the Middle East, Eden Naby, 9 May 1991
  • The traditional characteristics of Arabic literature, Ulrich Marzolp, 14 May 1991
  • The melodic patterns and tones in Turkish music, Necdet Yasar, 18 May 1991
  • Music as a theme in Divan poetry, Nejat Sefercioglu, 1 June 1991
  • Mathematics in the Ottoman State, Halil Al-Rahman, 20 June 1991
  • Love for others in Islam, Aydin Bolak, 5 October 1991
  • Emergence and development of the State as an institution in Islamic history, Hakki Dursun Yildiz, 19 October 1991
  • About Yunus Emre, Gunay Kut, 2 November 1991
  • Ottoman Hospitals established by the Palace, Vildan Goksoy, 16 November 1991
  • Gunnery in the period of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, Emre Dolen, 7 December 1991
  • Istanbul from the past to the present, Semavi Eyice, 21 December 1991
  • Turkish books printed in the Armenian and Greek scripts, Turgut Kut, 4 January 1992
  • Calligraphic Inscriptions around the Domes, Ugur Derman, 18 January 1992
  • The Quran copy written by Ahmet Karahisari and its gildings, Filiz Cagman, 1 February 1992
  • Turkish textiles and embroidery inspired by the early patterns of the Palace Nakkashane [engraving house], Hulya Tezcan, 15 February 1992
  • The Museum of Turkish-Islamic Arts and its collections, Nazan Olcer, 7 March 1992
  • The history of printing in the Middle East, Michael Albin, 27 March 1992
  • The Art of Gilding, Ganime Altun, 10 April 1992
  • Two great sufis: Aziz Mahmud Hudai and Mehmed Nasuhi, Orhan Nasuhioglu, 18 April 1992
  • Ottoman poetry and Ottoman culture, Hilmi Yavuz, 2 May 1992
  • The collections of manuscripts at the Ataturk Library, Nail Bayraktar, 16 May 1992
  • A lost city [Istanbul], slide presentation by Hasan Ali Goksoy, 30 May 1992
  • Librarianship in Oriental studies in the U.S.A., Christopher Murphy, 2 October 1992
  • The architecture of Andalusian palaces (lecture series on the quincentenary of the Diaspora), Tahsin Omer Tahaoglu, 17 October 1992
  • Andalusia in Turkish literature (lecture series on the quincentenary of the Diaspora), Inci Enginun, 31 October 1992
  • Andalusian Muslims under Christian rule (lecture series on the quincentenary of the Diaspora), Mehmet Ozdemir, 14 November 1992
  • Some observations related to Andalusian literature(lecture series on the quincentenary of the Diaspora), Mustafa Aydin, 28 November 1992
  • Influence of Muslim civilisation on the Renaissance through Spain (lecture series on the quincentenary of the Diaspora), Salih Tug, 5 December 1992
  • Monuments and Cities of Andalusia (lecture series on the quincentenary of the Diaspora), Kamil Durust, 19 December 1992
  • Neyzen (flute player) Tevfik, Aydin Bolak, 9 January 1993
  • About the School of Calligraphers [Istanbul], Ugur Derman, 23 January 1993
  • The Gokturk inscriptions on the 100th anniversary of their deciphering, Osman Fikri Sertkaya, 6 February 1993
  • Dentistry in Islam, Ilter Uzel, 20 February 1993
  • The Turkish culture in India, Anne-Marie Schimmel, 20 March 1993
  • Ahmet Yesevi and his entourage, on the occasion of the Year of Ahmet Yesevi 1993, Orhan Bilgin, 3 April 1993
  • The Turkish industry as represented in 19th-century commodities, Onder Kucukerman, 17 April 1993
  • Whispers in water-the art of marbled paper, Ahmet Coktan, 24 April 1993
  • Aspects of Istanbul We Overlook, slide presentation, Hasan Ali Goksoy, 1 May 1993
  • Ottoman architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aydin Yuksel, 15 May 1993
  • Ibn'ul Emin Mahmud Kemal, author and biographer of the late Ottoman period, by Taha Toros, 22 May 1993
  • The Architecture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Amir Pasic, 12 June 1993
  • Meeting to commemorate the late Edip Ozkale (IRCICA staff member), various speakers, 12 October 1993
  • Ebu'l Ula Mardin, professor of law, by Aydin Bolak, 16 October 1993
  • Salih Munir Pasa Ambassador to Paris, Taha Toros, 6 November 1993
  • Internal politics in the Ottoman State in the 16th century, Nejat Goyunc, 20 November 1993
  • Siyasetnames [political annals], Ayla Demiroglu, 4 December 1993
  • Meeting to commemorate Ord. Prof. Dr. Aydin Sayili, various speakers, 10 December 1993
  • Views of Siberia, slide presentation, Ugur Derman, 18 December 1993
  • Orders of distinction in the Ottoman State, Erol Ozbilgen, 8 January 1994
  • The Topkapi Palace in the 16th and 17th centuries according to illustrated sources, Filiz Cagman, 22 January 1994
  • Costumes of Ottoman doctors, pharmacists, soldiers and other professionals in the 19th century, Rengin Dramur, 5 February 1994
  • The art of Ebru (marbled paper), Feridun Ozgoren, 6 February 1994
  • Sultan Abdulhamid and the press, Orhan Kologlu, 19 February 1994
  • The importance of teaching the traditional Turkish-Islamic arts, Zeki Kusoglu, 26 February 1994
  • Some observations on the establishment and development of the Anatolian Turkish navigation, Ali Ihsan Gencer, 5 March 1994
  • Ottoman urban policy in Cairo in the 16th and 17th centuries, Doris Behrens Abouseif, 30 March 1994
  • The introduction of the metric system in Turkey, Feza Gunergun, 2 April 1994
  • The great musician Rauf Yekta, by Orhan Nasuhioglu, 16 April 1994
  • Cultural and social history in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Adem Handzic, 18 April 1994
  • The old water networks of Istanbul, Kazim Cecen, 30 April 1994
  • Commemoration of Ferit Kam [writer, specialist of Persian and Turkish literature], various speakers, 7 May 1994
  • The quadrant, its principle and its usage, Atilla Bir, 14 May 1994
  • Restoration of wooden and paper plates, Haldun Aslancan, 17 May 1994
  • Turkish-Lebanese relations in history and monuments of Tarablus dating from the Ottoman Period, Omar Tadmori, 11 June 1994
  • The Bazar as a cultural system, Abdur-Rahman Momin, 13 June 1994
  • Some new researches in Islamic studies, Hamid Algar, 19 July 1994
  • Architecture and migration: mosques in America, Jerrilyn Dodds, 18 August 1994
  • Literature and Tradition, Besir Ayvazoglu, 5 October 1994
  • Read! ("Iqra!"), Hasan Ali Goksoy, 15 October 1994
  • The Importance of the 20th century for Turkish music, Cinucen Tanrikorur, 19 October 1994
  • Physicians in the Ottoman State and positive sciences from the viewpoint of modernisation, Aykut Kazancigil, 17 December 1994
  • Economic, environmental and cultural influences of unlimited growth, Nazif Gurdogan, 7 January 1995
  • Reflections on the history of Ottoman economy, Mehmet Genc, 21 January 1995
  • Remarks on the relationship between man and arms in Turkish culture, Nejat Eralp, 18 February 1995
  • The genetics of Islamic arts, Turgut Cansever, 18 March 1995
  • Churches converted into mosques in Istanbul, Semavi Eyice, 1 April 1995
  • Islam and Democracy, Bassam Tibi, 14 April 1995
  • Amasya and its Cultural Values, Muammer Ulker, 15 April 1995
  • Ottoman Monetary History, Nezihi Aykut, 27 May 1995
  • Marbled paper works and their spread in Europe, R. Peya Gokcen, 24 August 1995
  • Influence of Hadari script on pre-Islamic Arab script, Yusuf Zunnun, 22 September 1995
  • Human rights in Islam, Huseyin Hatemi, 7 October 1995
  • Flute player and calligrapher Emin Dede commemorated on the 50th year of his death, Mr. Ugur Derman, 21 October 1995
  • The cultural policy: the spirit of responsibility, Aytug Izat, 4 November 1995
  • The Role of Islam in the 21st century, Halid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansur, 13 November 1995
  • The last 25 years of Turkish intellectual life and the waqfs, Aydin Bolak, 17 November 1995
  • Clothes in Anatolia throughout history, Sabahattin Turkoglu, 18 November 1995
  • Commemoration of the poet, the late Orhan Saik Gokyay on the first year of his death, by Gunay Kut, Filiz Cagman and Gundag Kayaoglu, 2 December 1995
  • Archery and the Archery Grounds, Ilhan Hattatoglu, 16 December 1995
  • The masters of calligraphy- a commemoration, Ugur Derman, 6 January 1996
  • The ritual of the central area in Turkish housing, Riza Rusen Dora, 12 January 1996
  • The change of mentality in Halide Edip, by Inci Enginun, 20 January 1996
  • Fine Arts and literature in the industrial age, Orhan Okay, 3 February 1996
  • Mimar Sinan's concept of illumination, Gozde Ramazanoglu, 2 March 1996
  • Shahname writing in the period of Murad III, Filiz Cagman, 16 March 1996
  • The future of Turkey in the age of information, Niyazi Eruslu, 6 April 1996
  • Antakya throughout the ages, Ataman Demir, 17 April 1996
  • The traditional Turkish coffee, Sabahattin Turkoglu, 19 April 1996
  • The services of Turkish music to Islam, Orhan Nasuhioglu, 20 April 1996
  • Some points concerning the European Islam Policy, Ambassador Ingmar Karlsson, 9 May 1996
  • Economic developments during the period of Caliph Omar, by Mustafa Fayda, 18 May 1996
  • Bosnia: a Challenge for the Christian and Muslim-influenced states in Europe, Hajo Funke, 24 May 1996
  • Tughra maker Ismail Hakki Altunbezer on the 50th year of his death, Kerim Silivrili, 1 June 1996
  • Nasreddin Hoja, Inci Enginun, 7 September 1996
  • Travel notes from Uzbekistan, Ataman Demir, 21 September 1996
  • The place of natural sciences in Islam in the Arabic literature, Ahmet Suphi Firat, 5 October 1996
  • Abdulhamid II and Panislamism, Kemal Karpat, 15 October 1996
  • Anatolian Seljukid carpets: a finding, an interpretation, Mehmet Onder Cokay, at the opening of the Exhibition of restitutional studies of Anatolian Seljukid carpets, 18 October 1996
  • Music with the Ottomans as seen by European observers, book presentation, by Bulent Aksoy, 16 October 1996
  • Turkey's relations with Central Asian States, Yavuz Bulend Bakiler, 19 October 1996
  • The Turkish house, Husrev Tayla, 2 November 1996
  • 1996 Archives Seminar, 11-12 November 1996
  • A herbalist's shop in Uskudar, book presentation by Ahmet Yuksel Ozemre, 13 November 1996
  • The Bosnian house, Amir Pašic, 16 November 1996
  • Commemoration of Vedat Hakki Eldem, 30 November 1996
  • Wrecks in Cesme in the Ottoman period, Ozcan Mert, 7 December 1996
  • Book presentation by Besir Ayvazoglu: "Defterimde Kirk Suret" (Fourty figures in my book, a biographical work on people of cultue), 11 December 1996
  • Abdulhamid II and the Caliphate, Cevdet Kucuk, 21 December 1996
  • Mehmed Akif Symposium, speakers: Birol Emil, Muhammet Gur, Orhan Okay, Ismail Kara, Besir Ayvazoglu, Inci Enginun, Sema Ugurcan and Ismail Turkoglu, 28 December 1996
  • Westernisation or becoming an Orientalist? Hilmi Yavuz, 4 January 1997
  • Bursa, A Story, Engin Yenal, 19 February 1997
  • The application of gilding in Central Asian Turkish architecture, Gozde Ramazanoglu, 22 February 1997
  • Turkey's cultural identity, Husrev Hatemi, 1 March 1997
  • The Turkish Cuisine, Nail Arikdal, 15 March 1997
  • Kitab el-Hiyal, book presentation by Atilla Bir, 19 March 1997
  • The methodology of history and the process of interpreting history, Ahmet Davutoglu, 5 April 1997
  • Commemoration of Abdulhak Hamid Tarhan upon the 60th anniversary of his death, 12 April 1997
  • The Failure of Western Oriental Policy, book presentation by Hidayet Yavuz Nuhoglu, 16 April 1997
  • Positivism and its universal policy, Erol Ozbilgen, 3 May 1997
  • Dede Efendi, the great figure of Turkish music, Orhan Nasuhioglu, 10 May 1997
  • Suheyl Unver, talks on books, by Ahmet Guner Sayar, 14 May 1997
  • Advanced technology and globalisation on the eve of the 21st century, Hikmet Ucisik, 17 May 1997
  • Commemoration of Ziyad Ebuzziya, 26 May 1997
  • Researches on Nasreddin Hoja, Sabri Koz, 31 May 1997
  • Calligraphy in Ebru (marbled paper), by Hikmet Barutcugil, 1 June 1997
  • Women's Associations in Turkey and the Middle East, and their functions, Nilufer Narli, 6 September 1997
  • Peyami Safa's adventure of dramatic thinking, Besir Ayvazoglu, 20 September 1997
  • Democratisation in Turkish thought, Halit Refig, 4 October 1997
  • Waqf libraries, Nevzat Kaya, 18 October 1997
  • The concept of divine natural law and the Islamic philosophy of law, Huseyin Hatemi, 1 November 1997
  • Commemoration ceremony and seminar on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 13 November 1997
  • Observatories in the Muslim world and the Ottoman State, Cahit Baltaci, 15 November 1997
  • Equilibrium and Variation in Ottoman artistic music, Walter Feldman, 26 November 1997
  • Traditional houses of Mecca, Bulent Uluengin, 6 December 1997
  • The diary of Robert Mizrahi, A Jew in Istanbul, Atilla Cetin, 20 December 1997
  • The Topkapi Palace Museum, Filiz Cagman, 7 February 1998
  • The Yildiz Palace Museum, Sabahattin Turkoglu, 21 February 1998
  • The Mamluk influence on Ottoman metalworks, Tercan Yilmaz, 7 March 1998
  • Geometrical designs in Islamic art, Selcuk Mulayim, 21 March 1998
  • Commemoration of the Pakistani philosopher Iqbal, organised jointly with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Istanbul and the Turkish-Pakistani Friendship Association, 25 March 1998
  • The Ottoman gilding art over centuries, Yildiz Demiriz, 18 April 1998
  • Development of the display techniques in museums as a service sector, Fethiye Erbay, 2 May 1998
  • Muslims torn between the Occident and the Orient, Murad Hoffman, 9 May 1998
  • Observations, views and recommendations on structural problems of museums, Nejat Eralp, 16 May 1998
  • A museum from the U.S.A.; the Smithsonian Institute, Tomur Atagok, 6 June 1998
  • Emergence of the Arab elite during the Second Constitutional period, Feroz Ahmad, 11 June 1998
  • Talks on the late marbler Christopher Weimann, by Ingrid Weimann, 13 June 1998
  • The Turkish-Islamic Arts Museum from its establishment until the present and the art of Iznik tiles, Cihat Soydan, 20 june 1998
  • Rare bookbindings at Gazi Husrev Bey Library in Sarajevo, Kazim Hajimejlic, 19 September 1998
  • Sultans who were musicians and selections from their compositions, Necdet Yasar, 3 October 1998
  • The Alperens, conquerors of Anatolia, slide presentation by Hasan Ali Goksoy, 17 October 1998
  • The art of calligraphy in the Muslim world, Annemari Schimmel, 24 October 1998
  • The Ottomans and Istanbul, Husrev Hatemi, 7 November 1998
  • The Ottoman art of gilding, Cicek Derman, 21 November 1998
  • Scientific activities of the Tulip Age, Ramazan Sesen, 5 December 1998
  • Commemoration of the two masters of calligraphy: Hafiz Osman and Yesari Esat, by Ugur Derman, 19 December 1998
  • The Yusa Hill, Huseyin Hatemi, 6 February 1999
  • The art of the Moghul period in Pakistan, Orcun Barista, 6 March 1999
  • Seyh Galip remembered, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the poet's death, Besir Ayvazoglu, 20 March 1999
  • Data and documentation and the information society, Yahya Karsligil, 17 April 1999
  • Attempts to build a textile industry during the Ottoman period, Emre Dolen, 1 May 1999
  • The Ottomans and Istanbul from the Conqueror to Yahya Kemal, Hasan Ali Goksoy, 29 May 1999
  • The library of Yildiz Palace, Tuba Cavdar Karatepe, 18 September 1999
  • Sundials in Ottoman Astronomy, Atilla Bir, 2 October 1999
  • Commemoration of Abdulbaki Golpinarli, by Huseyin Hatemi, Ali Alparslan and Hasan Ali Goksoy, 16 October 1999
  • Commemorating the deaths of Yesarizade on his 150th anniversary and Muhsinzade Abdullah on his 100th anniversary, Ugur Derman, 6 November 1999
  • Commemorating Yahya Kemal Beyatli, by Y. B. Bakiler, Birol Emil, Bekir Sitki Erdogan and Besir Ayvazoglu, organised jointly with the Cultural and Solidarity Association of Western Thrace Turks, 13 November 1999
  • Commemoration of Bekir Kutukoglu, by Mubahat Kutukoglu, Mehmet Ipsirli, Abdulkadir Ozcan, Ilhan Sahin and Feridun Emecen, 20 November 1999
  • Kosovo after the war, presentation of slides, by Kazim Zaim, 27 November 1999
  • Turkish civilisation as a sub-group of Mediterranean civilisation, Husrev Hatemi, 4 December 1999
  • Commemoration of Barış Manço, 5 February 2000
  • Restoration of historical monuments “The Neziraga Mosque,” Zeynep Ahunbay, 19 February 2000
  • Yıldız Sarayı Kompleksi, Sabahattin Türkoğlu, 26 February 2000
  • Osmanlı Coğrafyası İlk Fotoğrafçılarından Robertson, Bahattin Öztuncay, 4 March 2000
  • The Yıldız Photograph Archive, Hidayet Yavuz Nuhoğlu, 4 March 2000
  • Relations between Bilad al-Sudan and the Ottoman State, Ahmet Kavasoğlu, 1 April 2000
  • Commemoration of the illustrious philosopher and poet Yunus Emre, organised jointly by the Lions Club of the Asian side, Istanbul, and IRCICA, 12 April 2000
  • İlk Osmanlı Anayasasında Resmi Dil Kabulü Meselesi, Ali İhsan Gencer, 15 April 2000
  • The book in the information society, Hidayet Yavuz Nuhoğlu, 15 April 2000
  • Religious and scientific mentality, Hüsrev Hatemi, 6 May 2000
  • Commemoration of Prof. Dr. Nihat Çetin, scholar of Islamic culture (20 May
  • Meaning in Seljuk and Ottoman Design, Patrick Duggan, 24 June 2000
  • Commemoration Ali İhsan Yurd and Cevat İzgi, 16 September 2000
  • KİTAP TANITIMI, Bihac Unariver, 6-14 October 2000
  • Osmanlı’da Kamuoyu, Ahmet Güner Sayar, 7 October 2000
  • Osmanlı’da Kamuoyu, Orhan Koloğlu, 21 October 2000
  • Ortaçağ İslam Dünyasında Kitap Ticareti, Ramazan Şeşen, 18 November 2000
  • Commemoration of Hacı Cemal Öğüt, Hikmet Öğüt-Vehbi Vakkasoğlu, 6 January 2001
  • Education in Islam, Ali Çaksu, 20 January 2001
  • Commemoration of Adem Hancic, Ümit Dogay Arınç-Amir Pasiç, 3 February 2001
  • Master Süheyl is alive, Hasan Ali Göksoy, 17 February 2001
  • Mustafa Rakım Efendi the calligrapher, Süleyman Berke, 17 March 2001
  • Cultural activities in the reign of Abdülhamid the Second, Sabahattin Türkoğlu, 7 April 2001
  • Na’t-i Nebevis in Turkish Literature, Nejat Sefercioğlu, 21 April 2001
  • Commemoration of Sabri Ülgüner, Ahmet Güner Sayar, 5 May 2001
  • The Kadızadeli Movement, Semiramis Çavuşoğlu, 2 June 2001
  • Commemoration of Nuri Arlasez, Cafer Sadık Özlevend-Muammer Ülker, 16 June 2001
  • The informational role of the coins minted during the early Abbasid period, Nahid Abdul-Razaq Defter Al-Qaysi, 3 July 2001
  • Ottoman coins minted in Iraq, Nahid Abdul-Razaq Defter Al-Qaysi, 5 July 2001
  • Attempts of museology towards reviving tradition, Engin Yenal, 8 September 2001
  • Re-organisation of the Ottoman Archives, Necati Aktaş, 22 September 2001
  • IUHPS  Workshop on science and human values (European science foundation), 5-7 October 2001
  • Dr. Sitare Turan (Mimar Sinan University, Dept. of Traditional Arts), 3 November 2001 (?)
  • The Maiden Tower, Ümit Elgin, 6 October 2001
  • An Ottoman: İbrahim Müteferrika [founder of the first printing house in the Ottoman State], Coşkun Yılmaz, 20 October 2001
  • Tile works in the Damascus Style, Sitare Turan Bakır, 3 November 2001
  • The Ottoman İlmiye Class, Mehmet İpşirli, 29 December 2001
  • Stamps used in the Ottoman period, Garo Kürkman, 2 February 2002
  • Paper and marbled paper, Hikmet Barutçugil, 16 February 2002
  • Yıldız Palace, Sabahattin Türkoğlu, 2 March 2002
  • The Palaces of Istanbul, Hasan Ali Göksoy, 6 April 2002
  • Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar and the Turkish Culture, Beşir Ayvazoğlu, 4 May 2002
  • The theme of adoration in Turkish Poetry, Özcan Ünlü, 1 June 2002
  • Types of Ottoman Historical Literature, Abdülkadir Özcan, 7 September 2002
  • Tension in society, Mim Kemal Öke, 21 September 2002
  • Antiquarian booksellers, Sami Önal, 5 October 2002
  • The relationship of Divan Poetry with real life, Nejat Sefercioğlu, 19 October 2002
  • The Historical Selimiye Barracks and District of Istanbul, Gözde Ramazanoğlu, 2 November 2002
  • Sufism during the Ottoman Period, Necdet Yılmaz, 21 December 2002
  • The Kashmir problem, Hidayet Yavuz Nuhoğlu, 10 January 2003
  • The Muslim World and colonialism, in history and at present, Azmi Özcan, 25 January 2003
  • Foreign engineers in the Ottoman State, Mustafa Kaçar, 1 February 2003
  • The Historical Police Station buildings of Istanbul, Aynur Çiftçi, 22 February 2003
  • Industrialisation in Turkey in the 19th century, Emre Dölen, 8 March 2003
  • The Newrouz Day from a documentary perspective, Özcan Mert, 22 March 2003
  • Modern Persian story-writing, Mehmet Kanar, 12 April 2003
  • Palestine in the 19th century, Tufan Buzpınar, 26 April 2003
  • The bookdealer’s profession and bookdealers, Panel Discussion, 10 May 2003
  • Research in the Turkish Studies and on the Classical Age, İlber Ortaylı, 24 May 2003
  • Libya Musikisi ile Türk Musikisi Arasındaki İlişki veya Bağlantı, 5 June 2003
  • Kendini Arayışta Şahsi Bir Tecrübe, Güzide Erdem, 7 June 2003
  • Economic rationalism and Turkey, Ahmet Güner Sayar, 14 June 2003
  • Abdülhamid II and his reign, O. Koloğlu, N. Alkan, E. Üyepazarcı, T. Buzpınar, G. Çetinsaya, C. Eraslan, Z. Kurşun, M. A. Beyhan, A. Özcan, 20 September 2003: Abdülhamid within the “Long Term” Perception of History, Orhan Koloğlu; Reflection of the skepticism of Abdülhamid II on diplomacy, Zekeriya Kurşun; Abdülhamid II and the Constitution, Cezmi Eraslan; Abdülhamid II and the Western Press, Erol Üyepazarcı; The politics of Syria and Hijaz during the reign of Abdülhamid II, Tufan Buzpınar; Abdülhamid II and European politics, Azmi Özcan; The politics of Iraq during the reign of Abdülhamid II, Gökhan Çetinsaya; Abdülhamid in German Press, Necmettin Alkan.
  • Ali Kuşçu and astronomy among the Ottomans, Mustafa Kaçar, 6 December 2003
  • Islamic Studies and Prof. Dr. Muhammed Hamidullah, 20 December 2003: The biography and bibliography of Hamidullah; Kâmil Yaşaroğlu; Hamidullah in the press, Dr. İsmail Kara; The studies of Hamidullah on the conflict of laws and international law, Salih Tuğ; The studies of Hamidullah on the canon law of Islam and ritual worship, Hayreddin Karaman; The studies of Hamidullah on constitutional law, Mehmed Âkif Aydın; The publication of manuscripts by Hamidullah, Ramazan Şeşen; The translation of Şeybani’s Siyer-i Kebir into French by Hamidullah, Mehmed Said Hatipoğlu; The studies of Hamidullah on the history of Islam, Mustafa Fayda; The studies of Hamidullah on Qur’anic commentaries, Suad Yıldırım; The studies of Hamidullah on traditions of the Prophet, İbrahim Hatipoğlu; Hamidullah’s perception of evolution, İsmail Yakıt.
  • Sheikh of Özbekler Dervish Lodge Hezarfen Edhem Efendi on the centennial of his death, Uğur Derman, 10 January 2004
  • The problematic of Otoman history-writing, Erhan Afyoncu, 21 February 2004
  • Historiography of the early period of Islam in Turkey, Mustafa Küçükaşçı, 6 March 2004
  • Ömer Rıza Doğrul; his life and works, Mustafa Uzun, 20 March 2004
  • Commemoration of Amil Çelebioğlu, 3 April 2004
  • Coffee culture and coffee houses in Old Istanbul, Ali Çaksu, 17 April 2004
  • International calligraphy competitions of IRCICA, Mohammed Tamimi, 1 May 2004
  • Orientalism: its emergence, definitions and the literature in Turkish, Hidayet Nuhoğlu, 15 May 2004
  • Commemoration of the late Hamid Aytaç, 22 May 2004
  • Mostar 2004 Workshop of IRCICA, Amir Pašić and Olcay Öztürk, 5 June 2004
  • Siyasetname literature in the Ottomans, Orhan Çolak, 4 September 2004
  • Muslim-Christian rivalry in the Mediterranean and the pirates and slaves, Korsanlar, Bone-Rossi-Bostan-Canatar-Nuhoğlu-Koloğlu, 18 September 2004
  • An unknown figure of Egyptian reformism: Sheikh Mustafa al-Maraghi (1881-1945), Rector of Al-Azhar, Francine Coste-Tardieu, 1 October 2004
  • Commemoration of Hacı Veyiszâde Mustafa Kurucu and Ali Ulvi Kurucu, Mustafa Fayda, Mustafa Küçükaşçı, Coşkun Yılmaz, Uğur Derman, 2  October 2004
  • Commemoration of the late Alija Izzetbegovic, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20 November 2004
  • Islahatname literature of the Ottomans, Coşkun Yılmaz, 4 December 2004
  • Book Launching: Medreses of the Ulug Bey Period by Prof. Dr. Baturhan Valihocayev; Theses of Faculty of Letters, Istanbul University by Prof. Dr. Oktay Aslanapa, 6 December 2004
  • Yıldız Palace, Sabahattin Türkoğlu, 18 December 2004
  • The causes of the Crusades, M. Serdar Bekar, 15 January 2005
  • Paper pulp: The dough of world civilisation, Oğuzhan Tuğrul, 12 February 2005
  • Gardens, Nurhan Atasoy, 17 February 2005
  • Alexandria Library: Past and Present, Ramazan Şeşen, 19 February 2005
  • Prayer places (Namazgâh) in Islamic Civilisation, Uğur Derman, 5 March 2005
  • The late Master Süheyl Ünver, Ahmet Güner Sayar, 12 March 2005
  • Ships of the Ottoman Fleet, İdris Bostan, 19 March 2005
  • A glimpse at Islamic ethics, Ahmet Fazıl Temizerler, 2 April 2005
  • History of the Turkish Policemen in the 160th anniversary of its establishment, İlhan Akbulut, 16 April 2005
  • The Role of engineering in the history of development, Mustafa Kaçar, 7 May 2005
  • Abdals in the first epoch of Ottoman, Haşim Şahin, 21 May 2005
  • Ottoman Fleet of İnce in Danube, Özlem Çekmece, 4 June 2005