THE COFFEE HOUSES OF ISTANBUL

With Professor Mehmet Kalpaklı, Bilkent University, Ankara

Coffee houses in Istanbul were places of social gathering – conversations were had, backgammon and chess played, and books and poems read aloud. From here, coffee houses spread through Europe – opening in Venice, Paris, London and Vienna – but they never strayed far from the Istanbul model.

This is a past event that has now taken place.

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