Istanbul: City of Two Continents

HISTORY 397S

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