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17th International Congress of Turkish Art was held between the 18th and 21st of September 2023 in Warsaw, at the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów and the University of Warsaw.

It was an honour for us to organize it in the year of the centenary of the Republic of Turkey.

The 17th International Congress of Turkish Art took place again in Warsaw, at the 40th anniversary of the 7th ICTA which was held in our city in 1983.

We intend to continue the thematic areas developed over the long tradition of the Congress. We also understand the role of the Congress as a forum for the development of research on Turkish artistic culture and for expanding research areas and methods.

Therefore, apart from the traditional subjects within the scope of the Turkish art (as Architecture, Painting, Arts of Book, Ceramics, Textiles etc.), newly formulated topics were introduced. The Art at War (including especially metalwork, textiles, miniatures and iconography) was meant to present the artistic splendour of military sphere in everyday life of Turkish (particularly Ottoman) state and society which impressed the European neighbours and left its mark in their culture in the past, and in the museum collections in modern times. The Art of Tombs and Tombstones responds to the intensively growing interest and developing research on Ottoman and other Turkic art and epigraphy of tombs and tombstones, which is a phenomenon that deserves to be recognized as a special category of research, requiring an interdisciplinary approach (including sculpture, architecture, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, linguistics, history of society and religion).

We emphasized the need to cover (as in the previous years) the artistic culture of the Turkic peoples in such areas as Middle East, Balkans, Iran or Central Asia, and the intra-Turkic cultural links. We also hope to encourage to pay attention to historical phenomena of transmission of culture between the Turkish and other interacting societies, as in Central and Eastern-Southern Europe and especially in the lands of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth where Turkish and Turkic cultural influences, with an important role of the Black Sea trade, significantly contributed to the shaping of their multi-faceted culture. For Polish-Turkish interrelation we provided a special section, modeled on the practice of previous congresses.

We would like to see the Congress also as a forum for museum, library and archive experts that may contribute to establishing links between their institutions and to intensifying the popularization of Turkish art in the world through museum presentations as well as through deepening knowledge of monuments of Turkish art preserved in world collections. Therefore we had formulated the section Art in Science and Society hoping to draw the attention of these specialists.

The languages of the 17th International Congress of Turkish Art was English (however we endeavored to provide a simultaneous Turkish/English or Polish/English translation system for special cases in selected sessions).

The presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

We kindly asked the applicants to send their abstracts in English (600-800 words) related to one of the above specified topics until the 1st of March, 2022 to: The applications were forwarded to the International and National Committees for evaluation. The abstracts should be submitted in PDF format in two copies, one with the name of the applicant, the other without the name (for blind review).

The anonymous abstracts were evaluated (blind review) by both the International and National committee members. The applicants submitting abstracts were informed of the evaluation results in November, 2022.

The abstracts should include the following elements: a. Title b. The content and aim of the paper c. A brief overview of relevant literature d. The main argument of the paper e. Indication of one of the Congress topics listed above to which the paper should be classified f. Four keywords.

The participants were charged a registration fee of 150 € (80 € for students) payable once their paper has been accepted, before February 28th 2023 (200 € after this date). It does not include the costs of tours to Kraków and Tatar villages. Details of the payment, as well as the costs of tours to Kraków and Tatar villages, were specified in the 2nd Circular. Travel and accommodation costs were paid by the participants. A list of recommended hotels and other accommodation venues, to be contacted directly by the participants, were enclosed to the 2nd Circular.


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