Call for Papers: Europe and Europeans on the Ottoman / Turkish Stage


A series of international symposia entitled "Ottoman Empire & European Theatre" inaugurated in 2008 and since then organized by Don Juan Archiv Wien in Vienna, Istanbul, Salzburg and Passau has been dedicated to the cultural transfers between the Ottoman Empire and Europe with a focus on performing arts, essentially on the 'Turkish' subject in European theatre history – the results of this manifold investigation have been published in Don Juan Archiv Wien's book series of the same title.

For 2022, Don Juan Archiv Wien takes a shift of perspective and investigates the perception of the European culture on the Turkish stage, especially in the field of opera which, since its exemplary debut in 1786 in the Swedish Embassy in Pera, found the interest of Ottoman Sultans – as Selim III, Mahmud II, Abdülmecid and Abdülaziz, which did continue, once could say grew further.

For more information on the Call for Papers for the international symposium in June 2022, please see the entire Call for Papers (PDF).