Programs / Graduate

2015 Travel Seminar

Istanbul

Instructors: Diliana Angelova,


  • Partipants in the Stronach Travel Seminar entering the Gate of Saluaion At Topkapi Palace. Photograph by Shivani Sud
    Partipants in the Stronach Travel Seminar entering the Gate of Saluaion At Topkapi Palace. Photograph by Shivani Sud
  • Diliana Angelova discusses a porphyry column in the courtyard of the Suleymaniye Mosque L-R: Professor Beate Fricke, Diliana Angelova, Thadeus Dowad. Photograph by Grace Harpster
    Diliana Angelova discusses a porphyry column in the courtyard of the Suleymaniye Mosque L-R: Professor Beate Fricke, Diliana Angelova, Thadeus Dowad. Photograph by Grace Harpster

This past year's Travel seminar involved a weeklong intensive tour of the city's monuments, both ancient and modern, journeyed across the city's most historic neighborhoods, from the old Sultanahmet district---home to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the immense Sultan Ahmed Mosque---to the former Italian citadel of Galata over the Golden horn.  The seminar's key themes revolved around Byzantine frescoes, architectural effects of iconoclasm, both Christian and Muslim; the relationship between Byzantine and Ottoman design; trans-Mediterranenan travel and trade; and Republican modernaization.