VIII. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BALKAN HISTORY STUDIES

Culture, Architecture and art in the Balkans
(September 1-4, 2022, Istanbul/TURKEY)

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    Mostar Bridge
    Sarajevo
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    Selimiye Mosque
    Edirne
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    Hüseyin Pasa Mosque
    Taşlıca
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    Peles Castle
    Romania
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    Folk Dance
    Macedonia
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    II. UBTAS
    Podgorica/Montenegro

The Balkans, due to its strategic position, throughout the history hosted many great civilizations such as the Roman Empire, Alexander Empire, Ottoman Empire. All civilizations created in the Balkans or dominated the Balkans, have left permanent abstract and concrete traces in the Balkans. Architectural works and artistic works are the most important ones of the observable works. Although they are the subject to many researches, with the culture of civilizations, architectural works created by the mixing of the culture formed in the Balkans and the resulting works of art have not been studied sufficiently. International Balkan History Studies Committee (IBHSC-UBTAK) has determined the main theme of the 8th International Symposium on Balkan History Studies (ISBHS-UBTAS) in 2022 as "culture, architecture and art in the Balkans", in order to introduce the works on architectural works and artistic activities in the Balkans to their enthusiasts, especially to the world of science, and to contribute to eliminating the deficiencies in this regard.  It is aimed to eliminate the lack of literature in this field by publishing into a book the papers presented to the symposium.

Symposium Venue
Beykent Üniversitesi, Taksim Yerleşkesi,
Cihangir Mah. Sıraselviler Cd. No:65, Beyoğlu/İstanbul

 
  • Architectural Works in the Balkans on Pre-Ottoman Empire
  • Architectural Works in the Balkans on Ottoman Empire Period
  • Balkan Music
  • Balkan Folk Dances
  • Handicrafts in the Balkans
  • Fine Arts in the Balkans
  • Poetry and Literature in the Balkans 




International Symposium on Balkan History Studies Committee (UBTAK), is an academic organization whose members are national and international faculty members, researchers and executives of the organization and whose mission is academic studies on Balkan history. The purpose of UBTAK is to research the Ottoman period which constitutes an important part of the Balkan history; to encourage national and international historians and researchers to use Ottoman sources; to introduce the Ottoman legacy; to determine the common aspects among Balkan people and thus to reestablish the Ottoman Peace (PaxOttomana). With this purpose, UBTAK makes academic works such as international symposiums, books and journals. The first symposium by UBTAK entitled“First International Balkan History Researches Symposium (UBTAS): methodological approaches” was held in Balıkesir University between the dates of 26-28 April 2013 (http://balkansemp2013.balikesir.edu.tr/). This symposium was a collaborative work of UBTAK, Balıkesir University, İstanbul University Eurasian Institute and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The purpose of the symposium was to encourage the use of Ottoman sources left out in Balkan history studies by national and international academics and to draw the attention on the shortcoming in this subject. 23 academics from the USA, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Montenegro, Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Greece and 34 academics and organization executives participated in the symposium. The papers presented by Libra Kitap http://www.librakitap.com.tr/content/view/410/219/)

The second symposium by UBTAK took place in Montenegro between 1-4 May 2014 with the title “The Ottoman Legacy in the Balkans and the Ottoman Tax Registers” (http://ubt.mehmetakif.edu.tr). The symposium was realized with the contributions of T.C. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Balıkesir Unviersity, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Meshitat of Islamic Community in Montenegro, Turkish Historical Society, TİKA, Yunus Emre Institute and T.C. General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadaster, under the leadership of UBTAS.  The papers presented in the symposium have been published by Libra Kitap.

The third symposium by UBTAK took place in Romania between 22-26 April 2015 with a theme of Balkan history and Turkish in the Balkans. The papers presented in the symposium have been published by Gece Kitaplığı

The fourth symposium by UBTAK took place in Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovia between 1-5 Jun 2016 with a theme of Balkan Cities during the Ottoman Rule and Land Registry System.  The papers presented in the symposium have been published by Gece Kitaplığı

The fifth symposium by UBTAK took place in Bled/Slovenia between 27-30 September 2018 with a theme of Economy of Balkans and Daliy Life in the Ottoman Empire Era.  The papers presented in the symposium have been published by Gece Kitaplığı

In line with the above mentioned purposes, we aim to increase academic studies on  Ottoman period Balkan history, to bring academics working on Ottoman period Balkan history together, to develop cultural exchange between Balkan countries, to present the significance of Ottoman archives for Balkan history, to develop relations between Turkey and Balkan countries and to develop cooperation between organizations in Turkey and Balkan countries by organizing a symposium in a different Balkan country each year.

Secreteria:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abidin Temizer (Mehmet Akif Ersoy University-Turkey)
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/ubtas.balkan https://www.facebook.com/groups/48847039795060

I. UBTAS (26-28 April 2013, Bakılesir/Turkey)
Full Paper Book
Balkan Tarihi Araştırmalarına Metodolojik Yaklaşımlar

II. UBTAS (1-4 May 2014, Podgorica/Montenegro)
Full Paper Books
Balkanlar'da Osmanlı Mirası ve Defter-i Hakani 1. Cilt
Balkanlar'da Osmanlı Mirası ve Defter-i Hakani 2. Cilt

III. UBTAS (22-26 April 2015, Bucharest/Romania)
Full Paper Books
Balkan Tarihi C. 1
Balkan Tarihi C. 2
Balkanlar'da Türk Dili    

IV. UBTAS (1-5 June 2016, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Full Paper Books
Osmanlı Dönemi Balkan Şehirleri Cilt 1
Cilt 1 Kapak
Osmanlı Dönemi Balkan Şehirleri Cilt 2
Cilt 2 Kapak
Osmanlı Dönemi Balkan Şehirleri Cilt 3
Cilt 3 Kapak

Participant fee is free.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT
  • April 04, 2022
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACCEPTED PAPERS
  • April 25, 2022
  • DEADLINE FOR FULL PAPER
  • July 29, 2022
  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME
  • August 15, 2022
  • DATE OF SYMPOISUM:
  • SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2022


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