Applications open for Thematic Summer Schools


Yunus Emre Institute spices its Summer School project, introduced in 2010, with Thematic Summer Schools this year.

While it focuses mainly on teaching Turkish, the Turkish Summer School offers the opportunity to learn Turkish and about Turkey through cultural and artistic activities and sightseeing programs.

In addition to the Turkish Cinema Summer School, introduced in 2018, this year's Summer School will be enriched with the Turkish Literature Summer School and the Archaeology Summer School.

The Thematic Summer Schools will be held between July 22 and August 4, 2019, and their closing ceremony will be held in Istanbul.

Turkish Literature Summer School

The aim of this summer school is to ensure that students can discover diverse aspects of the Turkish literature by meeting leading representatives of the Turkish literature and improve their translation skills. In addition, the participants will join a memorable program whereby they will visit the places that have inspired Turkish writers and poets as well as museums showcasing their memories and objects in Istanbul.

As part of the Summer School Program, they will meet writers, poets and academics of Turkish literature, attend reading and translation workshops as well as seminars rich in content to be delivered by experts, take part in field visits (Gülhane Park Alay Pavilion, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Application and Research Center, Sait Faik Abasıyanık Museum House, the Museum of Innocence, other literature museums, memorial houses of poets and authors, publishing houses, libraries, etc.), and get involved in the activities related to Turkey's Translation and Publication Support Program (TEDA).

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Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage: Archaeology Summer School

As part of the Turkey in the World Cultural Heritage: Archaeology Summer School, held with a view to promoting Turkey's cultural heritage more closely, university students who are keen on cultural heritage and archaeology will be invited.

Seminars rich in content will delivered by experts like academicians, excavation heads, field experts, museum directors, etc., about Anatolian civilizations, their archaeology, history and the analysis of the same from the viewpoint of architecture and art history, etc., during the Summer School, prepared under the academic mentoring of Prof. Dr. Rüstem Aslan, the head of the excavations in the ancient city of Troy. There will be the screening of documentaries and films about archaeological sites and excavation areas. Field visits will be organized to the archaeological sites of Troy, Ephesus, Göbeklitepe, Boğazköy-Hattusa, Troy Museum, Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Zeugma, Şanlıurfa, Çorum and Boğazköy Museums, Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Library. There will be historic and touristic sightseeing tours to Çanakkale, Izmir, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Ankara, Çorum, and Istanbul.

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Turkish Cinema Summer School

The second instance of the Turkish Cinema Summer School will be held at the Dragos campus of İstanbul Şehir University with support from İstanbul Şehir University and Directorate General of Cinema.

Within the scope of the Turkish Cinema Summer School, organized with a view to sharing Turkey’s cinematic history with the world and present a deeper insight into Turkish cinema, seminars will be delivered by academicians, directors, actors/actresses, critics, etc., about the history, films, actors/actresses of Turkish cinema.  Masterpieces of Turkish cinema will be screened and discussions on these masterpieces will be held with academicians from universities, directors, actors/actresses, critics, etc. There will be field visits to famous and significant movie locations, film sets, film production companies, series/film shooting areas, movie theaters, cinema departments, cinema museums, etc., and there will be historic and touristic city sightseeing tours in Istanbul.

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The applications for the Thematic Summer Schools will be accepted between March 27 and April 25, 2019 from the following address: