The Annual General Meeting will take place online.

The business of the meeting will be followed by a lecture by Nil Palabiyik entitled The Mad, the Bad and the Silenced: Three Tales about Ottoman Learning and Renaissance Book Culture. Turkish publishing in early modern Europe started off on the wrong foot with the word lists of the eccentric Guillaume Postel and the first grammar printed privately by the linguist Hieronymus Megiser who falsely claimed authorship of the work. When Anton Deusing, a Leiden medical student, discovered the collection of manuscripts Jacobus Golius brought from the Ottoman Empire, things began looking up. The paper explores the rise of oriental studies in early modern Europe through annotated manuscripts and printed editions.






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