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PLEASE JOIN US at the upcoming OTSA discussion panel, reception, and open membership and awards meeting held on November 22, 2014 in conjunction with the MESA meeting in Washington, D.C.

The editors of JOTSA invite you to a MESA Thematic Discussion on the current state of Ottoman and Turkish Studies organized in conjunction with the (re)launching of OTSA's journal at 5:30 p.m.

The Thematic Discussion is followed by an open reception from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The reception includes a cash bar and hot appetizers, and provides an opportunity to meet old and new friends in Turkish Studies.

The OTSA Business meeting, an open membership and awards meeting for all current and future members begins at 8:00 p.m.

Free copies of the new issue of JOTSA will be distributed at these events with information on how to become an OTSA member and receive future issues.

We hope to see you there!


Turkish Studies Association

Welcome to the home page of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. We hope you find this site informative and helpful, even as we continue to develop it.

The Turkish Studies Association has been renamed: the association is now called the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association. After an open discussion at the annual 2013 Business Meeting of the TSA held in conjunction with MESA, members of the TSA voted on January 6, 2014 to change the bylaws of the TSA to bring them into alignment with existing practices. With this vote, members also changed the name of the association to the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association to best reflect the diversity of research interests and expertise among members in the association.

The Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, founded and incorporated as the Turkish Studies Association in 1971, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of persons interested in Turkish and Ottoman studies. The objectives of the Association are to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction; to facilitate communication among its members through meetings and written exchanges of information; and to promote international, scholarly cooperation among persons and organizations concerned with Turkish and Ottoman studies.

The Association's activities include publication of the Journal with short research articles, reports of meetings and conferences, book reviews and communications from members. The annual meeting of the Association is held each November in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association convention. Persons interested in Turkish or Ottoman studies are invited to membership.

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