Istanbul: City of Two Continents


Istanbul is the only city in the world located on two continents. Istanbul’s Byzantine, Ottoman, and Turkish cultural legacies allow the city to be read as a “palimpsest”—an overwritten, layered text of multiple, even contradictory meanings. Istanbul is an ideal site to explore imperial history, migration, identity, East/West relations, Islam/Christianity, and cosmopolitanism. Through interdisciplinary sources in history, literature, culture and politics, students will examine a variety of urban, architectural and social spaces including churches, mosques, public squares and ethnic neighborhoods. Taught in English. Instructor: Göknar
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 283S
  • CULANTH 283S
  • ICS 249S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring