Bizans Yunancası, Modern Yunanca ve Osmanlıca Yaz Okulu

Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi’nde çok özel bir Yaz Okulu başlıyor. Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi İmroz Yaz Okulu’nda, bu coğrafyada konuşulan üç dil –Bizans Yunancası, Modern Yunanca ve Osmanlıca- İmroz Adası’nın ayrıcalıklı ortamında öğrenilecek ve geliştirilecek.

Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi’nin İmroz Adası’nda (Gökçeada) açtığı yoğunlaştırılmış yaz okulunda Bizans Yunancası, Modern Yunanca ve Osmanlıca dersleri verilecek. Katılımcılar, Osmanlıca dersleri ibaşlangıç, orta ve ileri seviyede, Modern Yunanca derslerini başlangıç ve orta seviyelerde, Bizans Yunancasını orta ve ileri seviyelerde alabilecekler. Kursa katılanlar, Bizans Yunancası ve Osmanlıcayı -matbu ve el yazısı olarak- okumayı öğrenecekler; modern Yunanca öğrenmek isteyenler ile bu dili bir seviyeye kadar bilip ilerletme imkanı bulacaklar. Katılımcılar, farklı dönemlerde yazılmış metinleri okuma becerilerini kazanacaklar.


BAU İmroz Yaz Okulu’nun (BAU-İYO) dersleri, adanın Agridia köyündeki (Tepeköy) Rum İlkokulu binasında yapılacaktır. Katılımcılar ada hayatı yaşarken öğrenmek istedikleri dilde dersler alacaklar. Haftasonları köy, doğa gezileri yapılıp arkeolojik alanlar ziyaret edilecek.

Katılımcılara, derslerin yapıldığı Agridia Rum İlkokulu binasında çalışmak/ödevlerini yapmak için gün boyu kullanımlarına açık bir çalışma odası tahsis edilecektir.

Başvurular 15 Haziran 2015 tarihinde sona erecektir.


19 TEMMUZ 2015-31 AĞUSTOS 2015


09.00-11.00: Bizans Yunancası; orta seviye

11.30-13.30: Bizans Yunancası; ileri seviye

09.00-11.00: Osmanlıca, Modern Yunaca; başlangıç seviyesi

11.30-13.30: Osmanlıca, Modern Yunanca; orta seviye

14.30-16.00: ziyaretçi hocalar ile Bizans Yunancası ve Osmanlıca Seminerleri (haftada 3 gün, Salı, Çarşamba, Perşembe).

Yaz okuluna katılmak için ön şartlar:

Başlangıç seviyesinde Bizans Yunancası, orta düzeyce Modern Türkçe ve Arapça bilinmesi istenilen ve kabulde göz önüne alınacak kriterlerdir.

BAU-İYO Koordinatörleri

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Feryal Tansuğ

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Suna Çağaptay

e-mail : [email protected],


In the depths of the sea on the cliff

Between Tenedos and craggy Imvros

There is a cave, wide gaping

Poseidon who made the earth tremble,

stopped the horses there.

Homer, The Illiad, Book 13.3

This is how the epic Greek poet Homer tells of Imvros and its surroundings. Throughout its history, the island has served as a bridge between West and East, Christianity and Islam as well as Byzantine and Ottoman. From ancient times until about the twelfth century, the island was inhabited predominantly by ethnic Greeks. Today, Turks constitute the great majority, with only some three hundred Greek residents remaining.

In this intensive, one-of-a-kind summer language program, with an interdisciplinary team consisting of historians, philologists and an archaeologist, we aim to teach the two native tongues of this cultural landscape, Byzantine Greek and Ottoman Turkish, under the same roof.

The intensive Byzantine Greek, Modern Greek, and Ottoman Turkish Summer School on the island of Imvros, Turkey, offers courses focused on reading and translating Greek and Turkish texts both handwritten and printed. Students will develop skills in paleography for reading original archival documents written in different periods and styles. The school is based in Agridia (Tepeköy), one of the island’s predominantly Greek Orthodox villages.

Ottoman Turkish classes are available at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, while Byzantine Greek classes are available at the intermediate and advanced levels; and Modern Greek classes are available at the beginner and intermediate levels. Classes will be held at the Imroz Greek School (İmroz Rum Okulu). The medium of teaching is English.

The island is well known for its vineyards, goat herding, beaches, as well as now desolated monastic environment which offer a surprise around seemingly every corner. During their stay, students will be able to immerse themselves in Aegean rural life, going on organized field trips twice weekly to archaeological sites, places of natural interest (and beauty), and other locales.

Students will stay in one of the seaside hotels in Uğurlu. All meals, held in the village, are also included in the program costs.

After class, students can ride shuttle buses to the beach or to the island’s villages.

Applications are due 15 June 2015.


The program is open to students enrolled in graduate programs in art history, archaeology, history with study interests focusing on late antique, Byzantine, medieval and Ottoman studies.

If there are available slots in each class, young academics and independent researchers who would like to improve their reading and translation knowledge in respected languages may also be considered. Along the same lines, applications from senior college students with strong interests in pursuing a graduate career in Byzantine/Ottoman and modern Greek studies in the future will also be considered.

For Ottoman, a knowledge of modern Turkish grammar, an equivalent of one to two-year academic coursework is required. Reading knowledge of Arabic and Persian is recommended.

For Byzantine Greek, a knowledge of ancient Greek grammar, an equivalent of one to two-year academic coursework.

For modern Greek, a basic understanding of the alphabet is necessary.

Academic Credit:

Our program does not grant any credits nor provide transcripts. If students would like to have the course to be counted towards their credits at their home institution, they need to take a final exam. If student passed the exam and participated in the program, a petition letter will be written by program coordinators.


Our Summer Program has a pending application at the US Department of Education, Center for International Education, Title 6 of Higher Education. If approved, the US citizens can apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) summer scholarships. Students may also apply to summer abroad fellowships and grants through their home institutions to defray the costs of their study on the island.


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