Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

31 May '22 Lecture

Book Talk "Representing Modern Istanbul" by Enno Maessen

Enno Maessen (Utrecht University) will talk about his new book on the urban history of Beyoglu, Representing Modern Istanbul: Urban History and International Institutions in Twentieth Century Beyoglu, published by I.B. Tauris. He will present case studies of the local and international institutions in the area, talk about the neighborhood as a centre point of Turkey's cinema culture and its influential francophone, British and German schools which educated many of Turkey's future elite. These case studies reveal the effects of changing political circumstances, from the rise of nationalism to Turkey's place in the Cold War, as well as critically examining Beyoglu's legacy as a multicultural centre. The book talk is organized by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey.

Moderated by Nilay Özlü, the book talk will be held on 9 June 2022 at 18.30 at the ANAMED Auditorium (İstiklal Caddesi 181). 

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