Don Juan Archiv - Wien, Forschungsverlag
Symposium „Culture, Diplomacy and Peacemaking: Ottoman-European Relations in the Wake of the Treaty of Belgrade (1739) and the Era of Maria Theresia (r. 1740-1780)“
M. Özalp Birol (General Manager, Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Culture and Art Enterprises)
Suna Suner (Don Juan Archiv Wien)
Michael Hüttler (Hollitzer Publishing - Don Juan Archiv Wien)
Doris Danler (Director - Austrian Cultural Forum Istanbul)
Ilber Ortayli (Galatasaray University - Don Juan Archiv Wien)


VIII. Culture, Diplomacy and Peacemaking:

Ottoman-European Relations

in the Wake of the Treaty of Belgrade (1739)

and the

Era of Maria Theresia (r.1740–1780)


International Symposium organized by
Don Juan Archiv Wien


Under the patronage of

Exc. Hasan Göğüş

Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Vienna


Exc. Dr. Klaus Wölfer

Ambassador of the Republic of Austria in Ankara


In cooperation with

Pera Museum Istanbul,
The UNESCO International Theatre Institute in Vienna (ITI)
The Austrian Cultural Forum in Istanbul


Dates: May 28-29, 2015
Venue: Pera Museum, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65, 34443 Tepebaşı - Beyoğlu - İstanbul



Thursday, May 28th, 2015


10:00–11:00 Opening Ceremony


11:00–11:30 Coffee Break


11:30–12:45 Session I “Of Ottoman Diplomacy”

Seyfi Kenan

The Education of an Ottoman Envoy during the Early Modern Period (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries)

John Whitehead

The Embassy of Yirmisekizzade Said Mehmed Pasha to Paris (1742)


12:45–14:00 Lunch Break


14:00–15:15 Session II “The Siege of Belgrade (1789) and the Legend of a Field Marshal”

Tatjana Marković

Celebrating Field Marshal Gideon Ernest von Laudon (1717–1790) in European Literature and Music

Michael Hüttler

Celebrating Field Marshal Gideon Ernest von Laudon (1717–1790) in Theatre: The Siege of Belgrade on Stage


15:15–15:30 Coffee Break


15:30–16:45 Session III “Theatrical Aspects: Venice, Paris”

Maria Alberti

L’impresario delle Smirne (‘The Impresario from Smyrna’, 1759) by Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793), Namely the Naive Turk

Aliye Fatma Mataracı and Julia Bates

The Staging of Fascination: Theatrical Costume as a Manifestation of Eighteenth-Century French Interest in the Ottomans


18:00 onwards Symposium Dinner


Friday, 29th May, 2015


10:00–11:15 Session IV “In Kostantiniyye: Diplomacy, Culture, Theatre”

Gülgûn Üçel-Aybet

Aaron Hill (1685–1750) and His Observations on Ottoman Music and Learning

Johanna Borek

A Failed Diplomatic Career and its Consequences for European Knowledge of Oriental History, Culture, and Literature: Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall’s (1774–1856) Sojourn at Constantinople


11:15–11:30 Coffee Break


11:30–12:00 Book Presentation by Hollitzer Publishing

Michael Hüttler and Hans Ernst Weidinger (eds): Ottoman Empire and European Theatre, Vol. III: Images of the Harem in Literature and Theatre, Wien: Hollitzer, 2015 (= Ottomania 5).


12:00–13:30 Closure of the sessions and Lunch Break




13:30–15:30 Ottoman Round Tables – III

Istanbul Research Institute (2. Floor)

Envoys, Embassies: Art-Historical and Cultural-Historical Substance and Sources


18:00 onwards Closing Dinner


Symposium Full Programme incl. Abstracts

Letztes Update: 26.05.2023