Ottoman Turkish manuscripts week

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Developed in association with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, the Wellcome Library is hosting a week-long study course based around our Ottoman Turkish manuscripts.

Date: 1–4 June 2009

Course tutor: Mr Philippe Bora Keskiner, SOAS, University of London

Venue: Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Monday 1 June, 15.00–18.00
Introduction to the Ottoman Turkish tradition of manuscript production, and handling of original manuscripts.

Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 June, 15.00–18.00
Practical sessions in reading Ottoman Turkish manuscripts.

Handouts and learning packs will be provided, and a certificate of attendance will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Participants should have completed at least three years of Turkish studies; final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and others with a good knowledge of Turkish will be welcome.

The course is free, but pre-registration is essential and numbers are limited to 15.

For further information, please contact Dr Nikolaj Serikoff, Wellcome Library:

To book a place, please contact Tracy Tillotson, Wellcome Library:

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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