Exhibition on the Ottoman manuscript culture in Istanbul: Hafıza-i Beşer / Memories of Humankind

Hafıza-i Beşer: Osmanlı Yazmalarından Hikâyeler / Memories of Humankind: Stories from the Ottoman Manuscripts exhibition has opened at the Istanbul Research Institute.

Based on the collection of the Institute, the exhibition, open until July 25, 2020, invites the visitor on a journey among texts, objects, and periods; it traces the multilingualism of Ottoman society, daily life, medicine, knowledge of the universe and time, gender and sexuality, while also showing how to recreate Istanbul’s historical landscape using manuscripts. Baha Tanman (Istanbul University), Selim S. Kuru (University of Washington), Aslıhan Gürbüzel (McGill University), Akif Ercihan Yerlioğlu (Harvard University), and Aslı Niyazioğlu (University of Oxford) served as advisors to the exhibition, which was designed by PATTU Architecture and curated by K. Mehmet Kentel (Istanbul Research Institute).

More information and pictures from the gallery are available at https://en.iae.org.tr/Exhibition/Memories-of-Humankind/206.


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