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I was quite impressed by Professor Orlandi’s presentation on Istanbul’s Galata District. He was stimulating, excited to convey his knowledge. It was great to discover more of Istanbul’s history and how it is still alive in its architecture, walls, etc.. I would recommend him highly as a teacher and speaker!
Not To Be MISSED History of Istanbul!!!
A great presentation about diversity in Istanbul
Dr. Orlandi's presentation took me to an area I am unlikely to physically visit, and revealed the complex history of Galata, across the Bosporous from the center of Istanbul. This course expanded on information in the Context lectures by Dr. Thomas Madden, and illustrates the development and changing face of this multicultural, multiethnic area. I hope to read more of Galata/Pera's history, and this was an evocative introduction. Thanks!