The ‘Köprülü Period’ in Ottoman History (1656-1710): New Sources, New Approaches

Symposium, September 24-26, 2021


The 3rd International Suleymaniye Symposium will revolve around the ‘Köprülü Period’ in Ottoman History (1656-1710). The Köprülü family has profoundly shaped Ottoman and Central European history in the second half of the seventeenth and the early eighteenth centuries. The concept of household and the patronage of the family members have been traditionally at the center of studies concerning the Köprülü era. However, many new sources, recent articles, books, dissertations, and projects have opened new frontiers while also expanding on the existing assumptions and approaches about the period. The symposium aims to bring together a large number of international experts from the fields of Ottoman and European history and introduce new perspectives on the role the Köprülü family played in Ottoman and European history.

The IHB project group QhoD is co-organizing together with Ibn Haldun University (Istanbul) the 3rd International Süleymaniye Symposium in Istanbul. The theme of this year's conference is "The 'Köprülü Era' (1656-1710) in Ottoman History: New Sources, New Approaches".

Most presentations will take place in Turkish. English and online presentations will be in the last session of the conference which will be chaired by Prof. Arno Strohmeyer, on Sunday, September 26, 10:15-12:15, Vienna time.

The conference will be streamed online at Youtube.