Colours and shadows – Tamás Fejérdy’s guidelines on the colouration of facades of historic buildings

Research & Studies

Evaluation of iASK by the Member of the Advisory Board

An Advanced Studies Institute in the historical city of Kőszeg – A short summary of the opinions of the Advisory Board Members – Including Katalin Bogyay (Hungary’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UN), Györg ySchöpflin (former MEP, Head of the Advisory Board), and Seán Cleary (Chairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd.)

Ahmet Evin: Europe, Eurasia

Lecture by Ahmet Evin – Sabanci University, iASK Eurasia both poses a critical challenge and offers an opportunity for the EU. The demise of the Soviet empire has had unexpected consequences globally and, in particular, for the Atlantic Alliance. The EU’s enlargement fatigue, following the “big-bang” eastern enlargement has had a centrifugal effect on the […]

The Ottomans in Europe – Lecture by Ahmet Evin at iASK (2nd part)

At its heyday, Ottoman territories in Europe extended roughly to the same borderline that divided the eastern and western commands of the Tetrarchy formalized at the end of the third century AD. The Ottoman – Hapsburg border, in retrospect, seems to have perpetuated the Roman administrative division as well as the borderline between the Catholic West and the Byzantine East.

 The Ottomans in Europe – Lecture by Ahmet Evin at iASK (1st part)

The rapid Ottoman expansion from Thrace to the Danubian Europe is remembered as posing the greatest threat to Christendom. It gave rise to the widely shared image of the “terrible Turk” as the most feared enemy of European peoples and civilization and has helped enriched particularly the German language with specific references to measures adopted to warn or fend off the Turkish menace, such as Türkensteuer, Türkenglocken, and the overall Türkenfurscht.