Ottoman Archeology in Romania

12.10.2017 13:35

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1st International Conference

Ottoman Archaeology in Romania: Challenges, Realities, Perspectives


Centrul de Studii Turce - FIUB organizează prima conferință internațională având ca subiect arheologia otomană în România, domeniu care are nevoie de sprijin pentru dezvoltare și pregătire de specialiști. 

Evenimentul este organizat în parteneriat cu TIKA - Agenția de Cooperare și Colaborare Turcă și Institutul de Arheologie „Vasile Pârvan”. Lucrările conferinței se vor desfășura în limba engleză.


Friday, 20 October 2017

10.00 – 11.00 Opening session Nicolae Iorga Amphitheatre, 1st floor

¨     Welcome speeches

¨     Opening remarks / Silvana Rachieru, Ottoman Archeology in Romania from the Perspective of a Recent Research Field: a Short Overview

¨     Inauguration of the Center for Turkish Studies

¨     Opening of the exhibition Cartography of the Missing Medieval Fortresses from Dobrudja – Pro Noviodunum Association, Isaccea


11.00-11.20 Coffee break


Panels will take place at the Center for Turkish Studies, Room 8, Marble Hall, Faculty of History.


11.20 – 13.00  Panel 1 Moderator: Prof.Dr. Viorel Panaite

11.20-11.40 / Hasan Yılmazyaşar, Evaluation of Early Ottoman History by Archaeological and Architectural Evidence

11.40-12.00  / Göksel Baș, Ottoman Frontier Organization in the Eastern Balkans (the 1450s – 1530s): Network of Fortresses and its Cost, the Composition of the Garrison Troops and Other Military Components

12.00-12.20 / Alexandru Szentmiklosi, Archaeological Evidence Concerning the Fortification of Timisoara during the Ottoman Period

12.20-12.40 / Mehmet Tutuncu, Project of Publishing a Corpus of Ottoman Inscriptions in Romania and Adjacent Areas of the Black Sea

12.40 -13.00 Discussions


13.00-14.30  Lunch break


14.30 – 16.10 Panel 2 Moderator: Prof.Dr. Florin Drașovean

14.30-14.50 / Ali Uzay Peker, Reflections on Architectural Archaeology: the Case of the Tomb-Palanka of Sultan Suleyman in Szigetvar

14.50-15.10 / Özgür Kolçak, Köprülü Ambitions in Transylvania: Consolidation of Ottoman Power and Transfer of Royal Estates

15.10-15.30 / Doru Marta, Several Historical and Archaeological Landmarks Related to the Eyalet of Oradea (1660 – 1692)

15.30-15.50 / Presentation of the Turkish-Hungarian Research Project on the Lost Grave of Suleyman Kanuni

15.50-16.10  Discussions


16.10-16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.10 Panel 3 moderator: Dr. Eugen Nicolae

16.30–16.50 / Florin Drașovean, The Victorious Sultan’s Mosque from the Timișoara Fortress. Archaeological Contributions

16.50-17.10 / Dorel Micle, Water: between Ablution and In-House Usage. On the Usage of Water in Ottoman Timișoara

17.10-17.30 / Adriana Gaspar, Archeological Research in the Suburbs of Ottoman Timișoara

17.30-17.50 / Dorel Micle, Bogdan Craiovan, Dwellings and Annexes in Ottoman Timișoara as Identified during the Preventive Excavations of 2013-2017

17.50-18.10 Discussions


19.00 Dinner


Saturday, 21 October 2017

10.00-12.00 Panel 4 moderator:  Prof.Dr. Ali Uzay Peker

10.00-10.20 / Aurel Stănică, Daniela Stănică, Ottoman Age in the Light of Archaeological Discoveries. Case Study: Dobrudja

10.20–10.40 / Gabriel Custurea, Aurel Mototolea, Notes on the (In)Existence of the Ottoman Archeology in Constanța County

10.40-11.00 / Nicolae Constantin, New Information about the Ottoman Fortification from Hârșova, Constanța

11.00-11.20 / Laurentiu Radu, The Ottoman City of Mangalia

11.20-11.40 Discussions


11.40-12.00 Coffee break


12.00-13.15 Round table: moderator: Dr. Silvana Rachieru

Ottoman Patrimony in Romania between Oblivion and Research

12.00-12.15 / Radu Alexandru Dragoman, Sorin Oanță-Marghitu, Tiberiu Vasilescu, Ottoman Legacy, Commemoration and Politics of Heritage: the Muslim Cemetery at Lanuri (Dobrudja, Romania)

12.15-13.15 Discussions


13.15-13.30 Closing remarks



Conference organized by the Center for Turkish Studies
- Faculty of History, University of Bucharest.
Partners: TIKA– Turkish Cooperation and Collaboration Agency,  Vasile Parvan Institute for Archaeology Bucharest