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3 Credits in HIST 4066 / 6066

May 17 - June 6, 2009

Program Cost: $3,250

Registration deadline:
March 15, 2009

Faculty Program Directors:
Dr. Kent F. Schull, Assistant Professor, Department of History at the University of Memphis will lead the program to Turkey.

Eligibility and Space Available: The program is open to students from the University of Memphis and any accredited public or private university.

Credit: Participants will enroll in 3 credit hours of HIST 4066 or 6066. There will be three pre-departure meetings which all participants will be required to attend.

Deadline: March 15, 2009 (Applications will be accepted after March 15th if there are spots available).

Housing and Board:
Participants will stay in double or triple occupancy rooms in hotels or hostels in Turkey.

Travel Arrangements: The Study abroad office will make all travel arrangements for the group to Turkey. Students will need a valid U.S. passport. If you do not have a passport, apply as soon as possible. Issuance requires between four and six weeks. You may also pay an additional fee to get your passport issued within two weeks. The passport application can be downloaded at

Important: Medical conditions which require special medical care must be disclosed. Participants should be in good medical condition and be able to cope with long walks.

Program Description: This course will provide students with in depth exposure to the inception and development of the various civilizations which existed in Anatolia. The unique geography and diverse climates of Anatolia made it the seat of power for some of the greatest empires and civilizations in human history, namely the Hittite, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman Empires. Students will be exposed to the literature, architecture, art, religions (Polytheistic, Early and Orthodox Christianity and Islam), and cultures of these civilizations and will come away with an understanding of historical continuity and change through millennia in one geographic location.

The group will also visit historical sites in Istanbul, Edirne, Bursa, Ankara, Gallipoli, Troy, Izmir, Ephesus and Cappadocia!

Tentative Program Schedule

May 17
- Depart Memphis for Istanbul, Turkey

May 18
- Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey
Transfer to hostel
Welcome dinner

May 19 - Lecture on late Byzantine Constantinople
Tour Byzantine Constantinople - Basilica Cisterns, Hippodrome, Haghia Sofia, Choral Church

May 20
- Lecture on the rise of the Ottomans and the conquest of Constantinople/Istanbul
Bosphorus Boat Tour, Rumeli Hisar, Aqueduct, City Walls, Faith Mosque

May 21 - Lecture on the classical age of the Ottoman Empire
Tour Suleymaniyye Mosque, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and Top Kapi Saray

May 22 - Lecture on the diversity of the Empire
Tour of Galata (Galata Tower) and Taksim (Foreign residence areas of Ottoman Constantinople), and Christian Churches tour in Taksim

May 23 - Lecture on the modernization of the Ottoman Empire (19th C.) at Gulhane Park
Tour of the Dolmabahace Palace and Yildiz Park

May 24 - Free Day

May 25 - Depart for Canakkale
Tour Troy
Lecture on the Greeks of Anatolia

May 26 - Lecture of the Ottomans and World War I and Tour of Gallipoli
Free time at the beach

May 27 - Depart for Izmir
Visit Epesus
Lecture on Greek and Roman Anatolia

May 28 - Lecture on Early Christianity in Anatolia
Tour Mary's House, St. John Basilica and Afrodisias

May 29 - Visit Pamukkale and Hierapolis
Take an overnight bus to Cappadocia

May 30 - Tour underground cities and Goreme

May 31 - Free Day
Students may opt to go hiking or visit a Turkish bath
Overnight transfer to Ankara

June 1 - Lecture on the rise of Modern turkey and Turkish politics
Tour Anit Kabir (Attaturk's tomb and Turkish war of Independence Museum) and Turkish Parliament

June 2 - Tour Ulus, the Anatolian Civilazations Museum
Visit Middle East Technical University

June 3 - Visit Bogazkoy (capital of Hittitte Empire)
Return to Istanbul

June 4 - Day trip to Edirne (Second Capital of Ottoman Empire)

June 5 - Free Day

June 6 - Depart Istanbul, Turkey and Arrive home to Memphis

Program Fees and Refund Policy: The program fee is $3,250 and includes 3 credit hours of tuition, in-country travel, double occupancy accommodations, student ID card, and some meals. The program fees do not include personal expenses and medical insurance. A non-refundable deposit of $350 is due by March 15, 2009 to secure your place. Payment should be made at the Study Abroad Office, 102 Brister Hall.

Fees with the exception of the deposit will be refunded in full if notification is received 30 days before the program start date. In addition, any unrecoverable expenses will be billed to the student. Cancellations should be in writing and are only effective upon date of receipt of written notification. Should the University decide to cancel the program, there will be a full refund of all fees paid.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for University of Memphis students through the Study Abroad Office, 102 Brister Hall. Applications may be obtained at that office or downloaded at

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