From Foe to Friend: Many Faces of the Turk in Early Modern Games (1500-1750)

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü - NIT)

Tarih : 12-02-2020 18:30 - 12-02-2020 20:00

In November 2019, Ömer Fatih Parlak gave a lecture at the NIT on the decline of the appearance of Turks and Turkey in historic board games produced in Europe beginning with the 19th century. This coming lecture complements the November talk by looking at earlier periods of the deployment of the image of the Turk. This lecture is a counterargument to a widely accepted “terrible Turk” image (with its propagandist nature) that is found ubiquitously in mainstream scholarship. It aims to demonstrate that the Turk was actually a multifaceted image that did not always mean the enemy, terrible or barbaric. In the symbolic world of games, there might even be ahistorical confrontations in which Turks fight against Native Americans. 

The event language will be English. No registration is required. To see more about the lecture, please visit the NIT's website.

Date & Time: 12 February 2020, Wednesday, 18:30 - 20:00

Location: ANAMED Auditorium

Istiklal Street no.181 Merkez Han, Beyoğlu