Category: Talks

Books
Reading between the lines: author Orhan Pamuk to tour the UK

Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk will be giving a series of talks in Britain starting on 15 September at the Royal Festival Hall, with several other dates across the UK. The tour is inspired by his latest book The Red-Haired Woman and his home city of Istanbul. Pamuk made his writing debut with Darkness and […]

Entrepreneurs
Thackray Williams breakfast talk: how family businesses can ‘give back’ to society

  A law firm in southeast London will be exploring philanthropy among family businesses. Thackray Williams has invited three speakers to talk about using wealth to support communities and causes important to them. Like all businesses, family-owned enterprises need to make a profit to survive. While generating an income and protecting the family’s future wealth […]

News - UK
‘The Referendum: a preliminary evaluation’: talk by veteran Turkey analyst David Barchard

  Leading Turkey analyst and author David Barchard will be giving his assessment on the country as it enters a new era, transitioning from a parliamentary system of government to a presidential one. During the evening lecture, organised by the Anglo-Turkish Society at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, Barchard will look at the growth of the idea of […]

Culture
Lecture: Why did Piri Reis call Christopher Columbus a ‘munajjim’?

  For history lovers, and in particular those interesting in naval exploration, the latest in Yunus Emre Institute’s Arts and Culture lecture series is a fascinating look at two of the early modern world’s leading navigators. In his Book of Navigation (Kitāb-ı Baḥriye), Piri Reis, the famous sixteenth-century Ottoman cartographer and naval captain, introduced Christopher […]

Body
‘Music in Therapy’: a talk by one of Turkey’s leading authorities Prof. Levent Öztürk

With people increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine, one area that is being heralded for its wellbeing properties is music. Today music therapy is used to treat a wide range of ailments, from reducing pain and anxiety, to fighting dementia, and aiding stem cell transplantation. This Thursday, Prof. Levent Öztürk, author of Makamdan Şifaya […]

Books
Special talk in remembrance of eminent Ottoman scholar Halil İnalcık

One of Turkey’s most renowned historians will be the subject of a talk at the Yunus Emre Institute this Thursday. Halil İnalcık, who passed away in July aged 100, was a leading authority on the Ottoman Empire, frequently challenging the biased and often hostile narratives of the West, as well as the exaggerated, nationalistic and […]

News - UK
The Story of the First Bosphorus Bridge – short film and talk

A short film and talk in mid-May will celebrate the achievements of the late Dr. William Brown, a British structural engineer and suspension bridge specialist whose design was used to construct the historic First Bosphorus Bridge, which linked Europe to Asia. While ideas for such a bridge had existed since antiquity, it took until the […]

Art
London talk and new course on Ottoman calligraphy
 

This Friday, the Yunus Emre Institute is hosting an evening talk and demonstration on Ottoman calligraphy. And from April, the Institute will be re-running its popular introductory course to Hüsnühat – the highest form of Islamic art and writing. Those curious about the beautiful art of calligraphy can see two globally renowned experts in action […]