Bathing in the Bosphorus

with Burkay Pasin

hosted by Kalliopi Amygdalou

The public bath or hamam was fixture of most Ottoman towns. When interest in seaside summer spaces grew during the nineteenth century, this urban space was adapted to an aquatic one in the form of sea baths that littered the Bosphorus and appeared in some other coastal cities of the Ottoman Empire. In this episode, Burkay Pasin offers an overview of this emergent public space, which he describes as a transitional point in the transition from the private, gender segretated spaces of the hamam to the form of the public beaches found in Turkey today.

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Burkay Pasin is completing a doctorate in history at Middle East Technical University in Ankara and is currently a lecturer at Izmir University of Economics (see faculty page)
Kalliopi Amygdalou is a doctoral candidate in the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College in London working on the relationship between national historiographies and the built environment in Greece and Turkey (see academia.edu)

Episode No. 145
Release Date: 15 February 2014
Location: Izmir, Turkey 
Editing and Production: Chris Gratien and Serkan Şavk
Image and bibliography courtesy of Burkay Pasin (see below)

This episode is part of our series on Urban Space in the Ottoman World

IMAGES

Salacak Sea Baths, 1875 by Kargopulo (Source: Evren, 2000 p.16)

Women’s section of the sea bath in Moda, 1920s by Ali Enis Oza (Source: Gökhan Akçura Archive)

Interior pool of a sea bath for males (Source: Evren, 2000 p.40)


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