‘History of Science in the Ottomans’ Conference – 31.3.2016


This is a past event. On March 31, 2016, PhD. candidate Hüseyin Şen (University of Utrecht) who is renowned and awarded for his efforts in tracking down stolen manuscripts gave a lecture at the CPD, The Hague about the science in the Ottomans. Şen’s lecture focused on the 16th century Turkish scholar Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma’ruf’s body of work; his ... Read More »

‘Mehmet Akif and the Turkish National Anthem’ Conference – 18.3.2016


Info: The prominent poet of the late Ottoman, early Republican era, who wrote the text of the Turkish national anthem will be remembered in this conference. Prof. Dr. Cemalettin Taşkıran and Dr. Ali Güler will deal with Akif and his works from an academic perspective; Selma Argon -Akif’s grandchild- will give a personal account of her grandfather’s life. Date & ... Read More »

Turgut Reis and Great Siege of Malta 450 Years


Turgut Dragut Reis and Great Siege of Malta 450 Years It is now exactly 450 years ago that on 23 June 1565 Great Turkish Captain (Corsair) Dragut was killed when he was over 80 years during the siege of Malta. In honour of this great Corsair CPD will organize in cooperation with the Embassy of Malta and Turkish Museum Netherlands ... Read More »

‘Abraham Kuyper en Turkije’ lezing – 11.5.2015, The Hague

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Discussie en leesbijeenkomsten Abraham Kuyper en Turkije. Lezing door Prof. dr. George Harinck Hoogleraar geschiedenis van het neocalvinisme aan de faculteiten Godgeleerdheid en Letteren van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2007-) 11 mei tussen 19.00 tot 21.00. Bij CPD Gebouw, Scheveningseweg 15, Den Haag. voor meer informatie click hier Oud-premier Abraham Kuyper maakte een reis in 1905 door zestien landen rondom ... Read More »

KONFERANS: SAMIHA AYVERDI ‘Osmanlı’dan Cumhuriyet’e değişim portresi: münevver bir kadinin izlenimleri’

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Konuşmacı:  Sean Patrıck Smyth (Leiden Üniversitesi) 29 Mayis 2015, Saat 19.00 CPD Konferans salonu Scheveningseweg 15, 2517 KS Den Haag (Uluslararası Adalet Divcanının Karşısında)   Sâmiha Ayverdi was born in 1905 as the child of collapsing empire. She witnessed the high pace of traumatic events that lead to the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the foundation of the Turkish ... Read More »


Mehmet Oğuzhan TULUN Specialist, AVIM Prof. Dr. Erik-Jan Zürcher is a well-known historian who has written extensively about the early history of the Republic of Turkey, its ideological roots and the circumstances that shaped it.  While not everyone agrees with his interpretations on the history of Turkey, he is not someone that can be brushed off simply because one does ... Read More »

Deportation of Crimean Tatars commemoration PREMIERE SCREENING OF “HAYTARMA” – 15.5.2015, The Hague


THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF GENOCIDE AGAINST CRIMEAN TARTARS: PREMIERE SCREENING OF “HAYTARMA” [Return], AS MARK OF RESPECT TO THE 71st ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEPORTATION OF CRIMEAN TARTARS. Crimean Tatars are the indigenous people of Crimea. Tatars have suffered very hard after annexation of the Crimean Khanate by Russia in 1784. Mostly they were forced to escape the Russian assimilation policies ... Read More »