Istanbul Reading


Mark S.R. Jenner, “Follow Your Nose? Smell, Smelling and Their Histories”  The American Historical Review, Vol. 116, No.2 (April 2011) pp. 335-351


Preliminary bibliography reading:

For a concise introduction to the urban history of Istanbul  see the introduction and chapter One in:

Z. Celik (1986) Remaking of Istanbul, Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century, (Berkeley, University of California Press)

For work on the role of historical viewscapes in Ottoman Istanbul see:

G. Necipoğlu, “Framing the Gaze in Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Palaces”, Ars Orientalis (23) 303-342

L. Thys-Senocak, (2006) Ottoman Women Builders: The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan,  (Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing) Chapter 5 pp. 187-256

For an introduction to several issues dealing with Istanbul and contemporary cultural politics see:

Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe  ed. D. Göktürk, L. Soysal, I. Türeli (2010) (Oxfordshire, Routledge)

Local media coverage in English on threatened viewscapes of Istanbul:

For maps, video, photos and conservation decisions related to Istanbul as a world heritage site see:


Becoming Places/Becoming Istanbul