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Ottoman Turkish Collections in the Library of Congress

Event Videos

The African and Middle Eastern Division sponsors a regular series of talks given by experts in various fields. Since 2001, these talks have been recorded and most of these past events can be viewed online in the Library's Event Videos collection.

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Featured Event Videos

Betül Basaran, associate professor of religious studies for St. Mary's College of Maryland, discussed views of Ottoman women via contemporary court records (Event Date: March 13, 2018).

Betül Basaran discussed Ottoman princess brides, Princess Niloufer in Hyderabad and a visual journey of exile. (Event Date: March 12, 2019)

Guy Burak spoke about his work with the Abdul Hamid collection, a reflection of the Ottoman Empire during the reign of one of its last sultans, Abdul-Hamid II. (Event Date: April 7, 2016)

Rosamond Mack discussed "Gentile Bellini's Drawings of Ottomans: Italian Art Serving the Sultans." (Event Date: March 11, 2015)

Sheilah Kaufman shares her great passion for richly flavored, no-fuss food in this presentation on the history of Turkish cooking.  (Event Date: March 14, 2014)