Ottoman Archeology in Romania

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1st International Conference

Ottoman Archaeology in Romania: Challenges, Realities, Perspectives


Centrul de Studii Turce – FIUB organizeaz? prima conferin?? interna?ional? având ca subiect arheologia otoman? în România, domeniu care are nevoie de sprijin pentru dezvoltare ?i preg?tire de speciali?ti. 

Evenimentul este organizat în parteneriat cu TIKA – Agen?ia de Cooperare ?i Colaborare Turc? ?i Institutul de Arheologie „Vasile Pârvan”. Lucr?rile conferin?ei se vor desf??ura în limba englez?.


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 Y?lmazya?ar, Evaluation of Early Ottoman History by Archaeological and Architectural Evidence

11.40-12.00  / Göksel Ba?, 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 Dra?ovean

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 Dra?ovean, The Victorious Sultan’s Mosque from the Timi?oara Fortress. Archaeological Contributions

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

17.10-17.30 / Adriana Gaspar, Archeological Research in the Suburbs of Ottoman Timi?oara

17.30-17.50 / Dorel Micle, Bogdan Craiovan, Dwellings and Annexes in Ottoman Timi?oara 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 St?nic?, Daniela St?nic?, 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 Constan?a County

10.40-11.00 / Nicolae Constantin, New Information about the Ottoman Fortification from Hâr?ova, Constan?a

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 Oan??-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