One-Day Workshop: The Ottoman-Armenian Soundscape: Music and Literature Entangled, November 26, 2021

Due to the general lockdown in Austria, this workshop has been postponed to February 2022. Please check this website or contact us for updates.


Conveners: Benedetta Contin (University of Vienna) and Yavuz Köse (University of Vienna)

Preliminary Programme

09:30:9:45 Welcome and Introduction | Benedetta Contin / Yavuz Köse

09:45-10:00 Yavuz Köse (University of Vienna) | Short introduction to the collection of Armeno-Turkish Manuscripts and Prints in the Mekhitarist Congregation in Vienna

10:00-10:35 Benedetta Contin (University of Vienna) | Texts and praxis. Transcultural phenomena in the east of Anatolia in the Middle Ages

10:35-11:10 Hülya Çelik (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Ani Sargsyan (University of Hamburg) | Entangled scripts and literatures: Women in Armeno-Turkish literature in the nineteenth century

11:10-11:25 Coffee break

11:25-12:00 Pınar Karakılçık (INALCO-SeDyL/ Andreas Tietze Memorial Fellow, University of Vienna) | From translanguaging to trans-scripting: Unreleased marginal plays of Armeno-Turkish theater

12:00:13:30  Lunch

13:30-14:05 Kubra Uygur (University of Birmingham) | Understanding the formation of Ottoman Armenian public sphere: The case of Armeno-Turkish press and serialised novels

14:05-14:40 Jacob Olley (Cambridge University) | Armeno-Turkish sources of Ottoman music in the nineteenth century

14:40-14:55 Coffee break

14:55-15:30 Yektan Türkyılmaz (CEU, Vienna) | Armenians on records: Music production from homeland to diasporas

16:15-17:30 Visit to the library of the Mekhitarist Congregation


18:00 Public concert | Aram Ipekdjian (Duduk and Shvi) and Burag Mesrobyan (Armenian and Oriental Percussions)

In cooperation with the Mekhitarist Congregation in Vienna

Please click here to download the program.

The workshop is not open to the general public. There will be a limited number of spots for online participation and registration is required. Please contact Ayşe Dilsiz Hartmuth until 24.11.2021 for further information:

The concert is open to public.



*Concert turc donné au palais d'Angleterre à Constantinople le 22 février 1779, painted by Major d'Otée, lieutenant of the King of Poland. Collection of King Stanislav II August Poniatowski, University of Warsaw.