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The Çorum paintings by Traugott Fuchs in light of the testimonies of interned Germans and Austrians
Exhibition at the Orient-Institut Istanbul, May to October 2024.

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Nihan Tahtaişleyen
Doğudaki Seslerin Peşinde: Reinhard’ların Adana, Antep, Hatay, Malatya, Sivas Derlemeleri (1955 – 1979)

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Orient-Institut Istanbul

The Orient-Institut Istanbul (OlI) is a research institute within the network of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad specialising in disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

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Music in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

The musicological focus at the Orient-Institut Istanbul covers two branches of musicology: the historical musicology and ethnomusicology.

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The research field “History and Anthropology of Religion” consists of a loose association of research areas of both historical and contemporary relevance.

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Late Ottoman Empire

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