Narratives of Travel Writing and Architectural History

Konferans, 8-9 Kasım 2012 tarihlerinde ODTÜ'de gerçekleşiyor.

Organizers: Elvan Altan Ergut and Belgin Turan Ozkaya
Coordinator of the seminar: Carmen Popescu

supported by
METU Faculty of Architecture and Department of Architecture


November 8, Thursday
9:30-10:00 Welcome

10:00-11:30 Session I: Imagining Places

Chair: Elvan Altan Ergut

Nikos Tsivikis (Center for Messenian Archaeological Studies, Athens)

What is Byzantine? Travelers in Early 19th Century Morea (Peloponnese) and the Construction of Byzantine Architecture

Elvan Cobb (Cornell University)

The Role of Travel in the Establishment of the Architectural Photography Collection at Cornell University

Anna Brzyski (University of Kentucky)

From the Colonial Era to the Cold War: Henry Sienkiewicz’s Travels through Real, Imagined and Ideological Africa

11:30-13:30 Break

13:30-15:00 Session II: ‘Grand Tourists’

Chair: Ali Uzay Peker

Emilio Mazza (IULM, Milan) & Edoardo Piccoli (Politecnico di Torino)

True and False Philosophers in Tour:

Lord Charlemont’s Topography of Manners

Tuğba Tanyeri Erdemir (Middle East Technical University)

Archaeological Travels in the Ottoman Near East

Sibel Acar (Middle East Technical University)

Intersecting Routes of Architectural Photography, Travel, and Survey Books in Nineteenth Century

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-17:30 METU talks Architectural History 35: Book Launch

Can Bilsel (University of San Diego)

Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic

in Berlin’s Pergamon Museum (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Introduction by Belgin Turan Özkaya

November 9, Friday
10:00-11:30 Roundtable: Travels to Ottoman Lands

Nilay Özlü (Bosphorus University)

One Palace, Multiple Narratives:

Travel Accounts on the Topkapı Palace from 18th to 20th Century

Betül Atasoy (İstanbul Technical University)

The Impressions on Late Ottoman Architecture ‘within the framework of Istanbul’ through 19th Century American Travel Narratives

Stefan Peychev (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Lost Architecture:

Travel Literature and the Study of Bulgaria’s Ottoman Heritage

Discussion by Ahmet Ersoy

11:30-13:30 Break

13:30-15:00 Session III: Visiting Cities

Chair: Namık Erkal

Sean Anderson (University of Sydney)

Real Copies: Writing a Modern Colonial Asmara

Elisa Poli & Giovani Avosani (University of Ferrara)

Giorgio Bassani, the Garden of the Finzi-Continis

Aslıhan Şenel (Istanbul Technical University)

Away at Home: Making and Breaking the Identity of the Home City through Contemporary Guidebooks

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-17:00 Session IV: Touring Architects

Chair: Ali Cengizkan

M. Kemal Baran (Koç University)

Different Modes of Recording in Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Architectural Journey to Italy

Daniela Ortiz dos Santos (Swiss Federal Institute of technology)

Le Corbusier’s Trip to Brazil

Denise Costanzo (Pennsylvania State University)

Revisiting the Caput Mundi: Venturi’s Letters from Rome

17:00-17:30 Concluding Remarks
Moderator: Carmen Popescu


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