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Ideology and symbolism in the conversion and transformation of religious spaces: the case of Hagia Sophia
23/01/2021 2:00pm
 

This talk will focus on: • the construction of Hagia Sophia and its symbolism during the Byzantine period • Hagia Sophia as a Royal Mosque during the Ottoman period • Hagia Sophia as a museum after the foundation of the Turkish Republic • the current reconversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque • the symbolism of Hagia Sophia/Ayasofya in Orthodox Christian and Islamic popular culture as a common cultural heritage - with some reference to other historical examples of conversion or adaptation of religious spaces between different faiths


Event Type

Other

Speakers

Professor Filiz Yenisehirlioglu (Koc University, Istanbul)

United Kingdom

Oxford

 

Online (Zoom) - registration required

 

British Association for Turkish Area Studies (BATAS)

 
 

Free