About the project
How does Europe look when seen from the outside? This project aims to write a history of the Turkish concept of "Europe" and how this concept and those closely linked with it are given and how they are transformed through the processes referred to as Westernisation. It addresses the question by analysing Turkish and Ottoman texts through a long historical perspective, starting with the formation of the Ottoman state and tracing the concept up until the present.
Bernt Brendemoen, professor at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (Faculty of Humanities).
Iver Neumann, research director at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and Montague Burton Professor at London School of Economics.
Helge Jordheim, Academic director Kultrans (Faculty of Humanities).
Einar Wigen works at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages.