Call for Papers

The Chair of Turkish Studies at the University of Vienna invites researchers from all over the world working in the fields of history, linguistics, philology, literary studies, social sciences, anthropology, and political sciences in Turkey and the Turkic world to participate in the Fourth European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Turkologentag 2023). The conference will take place on September 21 – 23, 2023 at the University of Vienna. It is organized in co-operation with GTOT e.V. (Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies).

The conference aims to bring together individual scholars, institutions and organizations from Europe and elsewhere who are engaged in Turkish and Turkic Studies. The four-day event will provide an opportunity for an intellectual exchange and conversation between participants and allow them to build networks for future cooperation. There will be a special forum for PhD candidates and graduate students.

Students papers: At Turkologentag 2023, there will also be a limited number of paper slots especially reserved for presentations by undergraduate (BA/Lisans) and graduate (MA/Yüksek Lisans) students. The deadline for abstract submissions for students’ papers is March 31, 2023. Please clearly indicate “Students’ paper” in the abstract field.   

Travel grants for students: Turkologentag award travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students participating in the Turkologentag 2023. We aim to support students with neither travel scholarships nor university funding. Preference will be given to applicants from Turkey. The applicants must be presenting or co-presenting a paper at the Turkologentag 2023. For details see:

The organizers encourage individual paper and thematic panel proposals within the following sections: 

1. Linguistics
2. Studies on Central Asia/Volga Region/Siberia
3. Caucasus
4. Turko-Persian Islamicate world
5. Ottoman Studies
   5.1 Transottomanica (DFG Priority Programme)
   5.2 Digital Humanities and Ottoman/Turkish Studies
   5.3 Manuscript Cultures
   5.4 Ottoman-Habsburg World
   5.5 Balkan region and Southeast Europe
   5.6 Hungary, Poland, Ukraine
   5.7 Arab Provinces, Palestine
6. Environmental History and History of Science of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey
7. Literary Studies
8. Cultural Studies, Heritage / Art History
9. Studies of Contemporary Turkey
10. Kurdish Studies
11. Studies on Ethnic, Religious Minorities
12. Women and Gender Studies
13. Research on Religion
14. Musicology
15. Social Sciences and Migration Studies
16. Social Anthropology
17. German-Turkish Language Research /Education

If you like to join us on September 21 – 23, 2023, please submit an abstract (in German, English, French or Turkish, max. 250 words) on the Registration Portal: The deadline for individual paper proposals is 31 December 2022 and for panel proposals (3-4 panelists) is 15 December 2022. For submission guidelines, important dates, and further information stay tuned at

Once your paper is selected, you will be asked to pay your conference participation fee. We encourage you to become a member of GTOT to benefit from reduced conference participation fees (especially students) and to be part of a growing international network of researchers engaging in Turkic, Ottoman, and Turkish studies! For further and detailed information please contact our homepage:

GTOT is an academic organization operating in the field of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies. GTOT aims at creating a network for scholars and especially for young researchers in the field of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies encompassing a wide range of research interests including the diverse range of religions and ethnic groups existing and living in areas populated by Turkic groups in the past or present.