newAnnouncement – 21.09.2016
Programme is now available at

newAnnouncement – 21.09.2016
Abstracts are now available at

Announcement – 25.07.2016
The Draft Programme is now available at

Announcement – 20.07.2016
Information about optional city tours can now be consulted at

Announcement – 13.06.2016
A viewing of the instrument collection of the Greek Orthodox High School (Megali tou Genous Skholi) or Phanar Romioi Lyceum renown as the Red School on the banks of the Golden Horn has been added to our program of collection visits. The collection will be visited on 27 September 2016 in the afternoon.

Announcement – 01.03.2016
Online registration now open !
Please click on link below to complete the signing up process:
Hotel booking is available via the same website as above. Two more options will be added to the recommended hotels by May 10th, 2016.
After completing the sign-up process, for any further queries you may click on Contact to use the form provided.
Alternatively, you may address your message directly to the Congress Secretariat at

Announcement – 01.03.2016
Regarding requests from colleagues, the deadline for abstract submission for papers and posters has been extended to Sunday 13 March 2016. Please consult
The new Deadline for Notification is 2 May 2016; Early Bird Registration will be available between 3 – 30 May 2106.

Announcement – 01.03.2016
Visits to the scientific instrument collections of the Kandilli Observatory, The Greek Theological Seminary, as well as to the Clock Section of the Topkapi Palace Museum will also be organised. Further information will soon be available at

Announcement – 19.02.2016
A sponsored interdisciplinary session at the SIC Symposium in Istanbul that aims to extend the main theme of the meeting: “The migration of objects and ideas between the Ottoman Empire and northern Europe in the period 1500-1700” We propose an interdisciplinary session in Istanbul on the migration of objects and ideas between the Ottoman Empire and northern Europe in the period 1500-1700. What cultural exchange was there in times of peace or of armed and religious conflict? The focus would be on the types of objects that fall in the categories normally collected in a kunstkammer or art cabinet (artefacts and naturalia), but could also be found at other places such as libraries. We would also welcome papers on local production in northern Europe/the Ottoman empire of artefacts embodying visual references to cultural exchange between those areas. If you are interested to offer a paper for this session or if you would like an abstract that you have already submitted to be considered for this session please contact Inga Elmqvist Söderlund on as soon as possible, but in any case before the abstract submission deadline on 13 March 2016. Registration is via the conference site (, all abstracts will be reviewed.