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Travel blog

Hi everyone ! We’re Marie (right) and Thaïs (left) and we arrived in Istanbul a week ago. We’re gonna stay here for 3 months helping the Dominican’s community by doing multiples tasks such as : Gardening Rearranging/ cleaning the library Helping for prayers, communication, network,… It’s very exciting ! Moreover, we’re teachers 2 days per …

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Byzantium in color

Byzantium in Color Polychromy in Bizantine Sculpture Professor Silvia Pedone, Dost-I associate fellow and researcher at the Lincei Academy in Rome, is specialized in Byzantine art history. In 2022 she published her second doctoral thesis on the polychromy of the Byzantine sculpture. The professor will present the fascinating results of her research to you.   …

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Latin Catholicism

Latin Catholicism in Ottoman Istanbul Property, People and Missions Philippe Bourmaud will discuss the book “Latin Catholicism in Ottoman Istanbul – Property, People and Missions” with its editors, Vanessa R. de Obaldía (University of Mainz, DoSt-I) and Claudio Monge (DoSt-I). The volume aims at being a contribution on a topic not widely covered yet by …

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Close Encounters

Close Encounters A 1622 Jesuit’s Translation of the Quran The manuscript Animadversiones, Notae ac Disputationes in Pestilentem Alcoranum is an almost entirely unknown translation of the Qur’an into baroque Latin completed by the Jesuit priest Ignazio Lomellini in 1622, of which only one copy exists. It is accompanied by extensive commentaries and includes a complete …

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The Fossati Brothers

The Fossati Brothers Exhibition Swiss Architects from Morcote to Istanbul The exhibition opening time: 11.2021- 09.2022 | Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 14.30  – 17.30 @ Sen Piyer Kilisesi | Galata Kulesi sk. 26 | Beyoğlu To book a visit: info@senpiyer.org free entry   The exhibition is part of the broader initiative “The Fossati Brothers, architects from Morcote to Istanbul”, …

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The Name of the Rose: Middle Ages betrayed and translated

The Name of the Rose: “a Middle Age betrayed or translated?” Two video conferences (in Italian and Turkish) 41 year after its first edition, the Italian Cultural Center of Istanbul and DoSt-I have organized two talks to discover the magic of the Namen of the Rose. In the first meeting Marco Rainini, who teaches History …

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Translating History

Translating History The Name of the Rose: “A translated and betrayed Middle Age?” DoSt-I and the Italian Cultural Centre celebrate the 41 years since the publication of the Name of the Rose with two zoom events. In the second event, Anna Maria Lorusso, teacher of Semiology at the Bologna University, e Betül Parlak Cengiz, translator of …

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