Lecture-Presentation

TURKISH ARTS THROUGH THE AGES

A "Live" Documentary with Scores of Color Slides

by Prof. TALAT HALMAN

An exciting presentation of a thousand years of  Turkish Arts - - epics, poetry, architecture, miniature painting, Sufi literature, tiles and textiles, calligraphy, decorative arts, shadow-play theatre, etc. - - from Central Asia to Anatolia.

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Talat HalmanTalat Halman served as the first Minister of Culture of Turkey and established the Ministry. Currently he is Professor and Dean of Humanities and Letters, Bilkent University. For decades he was on the faculties of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Princeton Universities and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at New York University. He served as Ambassador for Cultural Affairs and Turkey’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations. He has published seventy books (including numerous anthologies of poetry in Turkish or English) and 3000 articles. He has also published books on the history of Turkish literature. He serves as editor-in chief of the Journal of Turkish Literature, the only English-language scholarly journal in this field.

His publications include Shakespeare’s complete sonnets in Turkish translation and a book on Shakespeare’s heroes and clowns. His verse translations of Shakespeare’s narrative poems will be published soon in Turkey.

From 1991 to 1995, he served as an elected member of the UNESCO Executive Board in Paris. Currently he is President of the UNICEF Turkish National Committee, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. He holds honorary doctorates from 3 Turkish universities.

Honors include Distinguished Service Awards of the Turkish Academy of Sciences and the Turkish Foreign Ministry, and “Knight Grand Cross, G.B.E., The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”, (counterpart of “Sir”) conferred on him by Queen Elizabeth II.

Saturday, December 14, 2013
4:30 p.m. | Reception follows

POSTPONED TO LATER DATE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
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