YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 4 (2022)

YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 4 (2022) includes three research articles on different issues in Istanbul’s history: the phenomenon of the Phanariot houses, projections of xenophobia in the early republican period, and Beyoğlu’s religious soundscape. Orçun Can Okan’s “Projections of Xenophobia: The Capitulations, Employment, and Anglo-Turkish Relations in the 1920s” is the winner of our Early Career Article Prize.

The Cabinet section, devoted every year to a close analysis of a document from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collections, analyzes a reader’s letter sent to author Fikret Adil by the president of the Turkish Society for the Protection of Animals, Nazım Kıbrızlı. Meclis features a special dossier on the Allied occupation of Istanbul, co-edited by Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal and Gizem Tongo. This dossier, with contributions by the exhibition’s consultants, accompanies the exhibition Occupied City: Politics and Daily Life in Istanbul, 1918–1923 (Meşgul Şehir: İşgal İstanbul’unda Siyaset ve Gündelik Hayat, 1918–1923), opened at the Istanbul Research Institute on January 11, 2023, curated by MacArthur-Seal and Tongo.

The Reviews and Istanbul Bibliography section, which includes five book and one exhibition review, is headlined by a featured review essay by James Grehan on A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul, co-edited by Shirine Hamadeh and Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, and concluded by the Istanbul Bibliography 2022, which, per usual, brings together the latest research on Istanbul.

Istanbul Research Institute Publications 49
Periodicals 11
Istanbul, December 2022
ISSN: 2687-5012

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Research Articles

Namık Erkal | Firuzan Melike Sümertaş – “Of a Piece with Their Habitations”: Phanariots and Their Houses on the Phanar Waterfront

Orçun Can Okan – Projections of Xenophobia: The Capitulations, Employment, and Anglo-Turkish Relations in the 1920s | Early Career Article Prize

Alex Rodriguez Suarez – Bell Ringing in Latin Pera: Sounds and Silence


Mine Yıldırım – A Compassionate Correspondence: On the Humane Killing of Street Dogs in Istanbul


Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal | Gizem Tongo – Representing Occupied Istanbul: Documents, Objects, and Memory

Ekaterina Aygün – What Russian-Language Publications Tell Us about Refugee Life in Occupied Istanbul

Lerna Ekmekcioglu – Mourning Bliss: Remaining Armenian(s) in Occupied Constantinople

Artemis Papatheodorou – The Hellenic Literary Society at Constantinople between Ottomanism and Greek Irredentism

Ceren Abi – Cooperation and Contestation: Cultural Heritage in Occupied Istanbul

Erol Ülker – A Social Democratic Party in Istanbul during the Post-Armistice Years

Claire Le Bras – Policing and Security in Occupied Istanbul

Reviews and Istanbul Bibliography

Shirine Hamadeh and Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, eds., A Companion to Early Modern Istanbul. Leiden: Brill, 2022. xxx + 757 pages, 57 figures, 6 tables. ISBN: 9789004468566. Reviewed by James Grehan.

Nathanael Aschenbrenner and Jake Ransohoff, eds., The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2021. xviii + 457 pages. ISBN: 9780884024842. Reviewed by Paul Stephenson.

Avner Wishnitzer, As Night Falls: Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Cities after Dark. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xiii + 376 pages, 8 figures. ISBN: 978110883214. Reviewed by Oumaïma Jaïdane.

Enno Maessen, Representing Modern Istanbul: Urban History and International Institutions in Twentieth Century Beyoğlu. London: I.B. Tauris, 2022. 208 pages, 4 figures and 1 table. ISBN: 9780755637461. Reviewed by Nilay Özlü.

Şehzade’nin Sıra Dışı Dünyası: Abdülmecid Efendi. Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi, 21 Aralık 2021–28 Ağustos 2022. Küratör: Nazan Ölçer. Reviewed by Bihter Sabanoğlu.

François Georgeon, Au Pays du Raki: Le vin et l’alcool de l’Empire ottoman à la Turquie d’Erdoğan (XIVe–XXIe siècle). Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2021. 368 sayfa, 24 şekil. ISBN: 9872271131201. Reviewed by Burak Onaran.

Istanbul Bibliography 2022