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Studies on Culture and Diplomacy – Projects at Don Juan Archiv Wien: OTTOMANIA, DIPLOMATICA, BRASILIENSIA

Oktober 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm


Dr. phil. Suna Suner

(Don Juan Archiv Wien)


Studies on Culture and Diplomacy



Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 19:00 (Turkish time; GMT +3)


Don Juan Archiv Wien is a research institute in Vienna dedicated to theatre history and cultural history, conducting scholarly and cultural projects mainly concerned with the global history of theatre. Since 2008 Don Juan Archiv has undertaken a long-lasting project of conference and publication series, OTTOMANIA, which is centralized on the cultural transfers between the Ottoman Empire and Europe with a focus on the performing arts. The project OTTOMANIA, with the cooperations established within, and its results have led to the launching of a new conference and publication series in 2016, DIPLOMATICA: mainly dedicated to the interrelations of culture and diplomacy, this series focuses on the exploration of the cultural aspects of diplomacy up to the 19th century in the European and Ottoman contexts. The first three editions of the series DIPLOMATICA are currently in preparation: Culture and Diplomacy, Gender and Diplomacy and Performing Diplomacy in the Early Modern World.

A new third series, BRASILIENSIA, focuses on the cultural transfers between Europe and Latin America. The first volume is dedicated to the first performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni outside of Europe in Rio de Janeiro in 1821, and its cultural-political context.
These projects and their manifold aspects might invite colleagues working in the field of culture and diplomacy for future cooperation.


Dr.phil. Suna Suner is a theatre researcher, singer, stage artist. Born in Ankara, she studied Translation & Interpreting at Hacettepe University (B.A., 1996). Taught at Istanbul Bilgi University between the years 1996–2002 and in 2004 received her M.A. degree in Performing Arts from the Middlesex University in London. Numerous stage works and productions in music, theatre and performance disciplines in Ankara (1990–1996), in Istanbul (1996–2002), in London (2003–2004) and in Vienna (since 2004). Since 2007 she has been a member of the Don Juan Archiv Wien’s team, specialising in the history of theatre and diplomacy in the Ottoman- European context. Since 2008 she has co-directed and organized the Don Juan Archiv Wien’s international symposia series “Ottoman Empire & European Theatre”. In 2013 received her PhD from the Institute of Theatre, Film & Media Studies of the University of Vienna. She is co-editor of the Don Juan Archiv Wien’s publication series OTTOMANIA and DIPLOMATICA.


Oktober 27, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm