The Ottoman Studies program focuses its attention on:
The study of the urban grid, population dynamics and the economic activities of populations in the Ottoman Empire that lived in areas which are today Greek territory. The primary concern of the program continues to be the publication and annotation of Ottoman sources in order to create a corpus for Greece.
The study of Cappadocia. The program focuses its attention on aspects of the culture of Rum inhabitants in the region from the 15th century up to the Population Exchange.
2013 Evangelia Balta was awarded the title of Honorary Member of the Turkish Historical Society at a special ceremony held at the Ciragan Palace (30.10.2013) along with 61 other historians from around the world who are engaged in the study of Ottoman times and the history of the Turkish Republic.
2014, 11 June, Evangelia Balta was awarded the medal "Οrder of Merit (Liyakat Nişanı)" by the President of the Turkish Republic, Abdullah Gül, at a special ceremony in Ankara (Çankaya Palace).
Sévérien Salaville(†), Eugène Dalleggio(†), Evangelia Balta, KARAMANLICA Kitaplar Yunan Harflerle Türkçe Eserlerin Çözümlemeli Bibliyografyası = KARAMANLIDIKA Bibliographie analytique d’ouvrages en langue turque imprimés en caractères grecs, t. I (1718-1839), Éditeur: Evangelia Balta, Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, 2018.
Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, Le Notaire (traduit du grec moderne par Étienne de Moüy) / Aleksandros Rizos Rangavis, Mukavelat Muharriri, Yunan edebiyatından Türkçeye çevrilmiş ve Karamanlıca yazıyla 1889-1890 yıllarında tefrika edilmiş bir roman, (haz.) Evangelia Balta ve Niki Stavridi, The Isis Press, Istanbul, 2018.
Karamanlidika Legacies, edited by Evangelia Balta, The Isis Press, Istanbul, 2018.
Lectures at the Moonlight Monastery on Cunda, III, edited by Evangelia Balta, Istanbul, Summer 2017.
Stavros Stavridis, Anatol Türküleri 1896 Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nda İ̇lk Türkü Mecmuası (haz.) Evangelia Balta ve Ari Çokona, İstanbul, Literatür, 2017.
Lectures at the Moonlight Monastery on Cunda, II, edited by Evangelia Balta, Istanbul, Summer 2016.
Ottoman Paphos. Population, Taxation and Wealth (mid-19th Century), The Isis Press, Istanbul, 2016.
Μουχατζηρναμέ - Muhacirnâme / Κaramanlı Muhacirler için Şiirin Sedası / Poetry’s Voice for the Karamanlidhes Refugees, (eds) Evangelia Balta - Aytek Soner Alpan, İstos, Istanbul, 2016.
Population and Agricultural Production in Ottoman Morea, The Isis Press, Istanbul, 2015
Lectures at the Moonlight Monastery on Cunda, I, edited by Evangelia Balta, Istanbul, Summer 2015.
Kouklia in Nineteenth Century Cyprus, on the Ruins of a once Glorious Paphos, (ed.) Evangelia Balta, The Isis Press, Istanbul, 2015 (with Mustafa Oğuz - Ali Efdal Özkul).
Cultural Encounters Between Muslims and non-Muslims in the Turkish-speaking Communities of the Late Ottoman Empire, Editor Evangelia Balta (with the contribution of Mehmet Ölmez), Istanbul, The Isis Press, 2014.
The Exchange of Populations. Historiography and Refugee Memory, Istanbul, Istos, 2014 (Turkish translation: Nüfus Mübadelesi. Tarihyazımı ve Mülteci Hatıraları, İnkılap Yayınları, İstanbul, 2015).
Festschrift in Honor of Ioannis P. Theocharides, vol. I: Studies on Ottoman Cyprus, vol. II: Studies on the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, Edited by Evangelia Balta – Georgios Salakidis – Theoharis Stavrides, Istanbul, The Isis Press, 2014.
Miscellaneous Studies on the Karamanlidika Literary Tradition, Istanbul, The Isis Press, 2013.
Histories of Ottoman Larnaca, Edited by Evangelia Balta – Theoharis Stavrides – Ioannis Theocharides, Istanbul, The Isis Press, 2012.
Training of Turkish and Greek postgraduate students in NΗRF
In 2006-2007 the National Hellenic Research Foundation was host to the postgraduate students Filiz Yasar (Chios in Ottoman tax registers) and Elif Bayraktar (The Institution of the Orthodox Church in the 17th century).
In 2008 Suleyman Emre Sunu (Labour movement in Thessaloniki during the Mesrutiyet-regime) was trained on the program.
In 2009-2010 the Foundation welcomed Filiz Yasar on a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation and the Foundation for Education and European Culture.
In 2010 it was host to Senhaz Sismanoglu, a postgraduate student from Bogazici University (with a dissertation on Karamanlidika texts).
In 2010-2011 we welcomed Gurer Karagedikli (Bilkent University) with a dissertation on the Jewish community in 18th century Adrianople. The last two students were granted a scholarship by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.
In 2011-2013 Αytek Soner Alpan was trained on the program on a scholarship from the Foundation for Education and European Culture for the study of the refugee issue.
As part of the program and with the generous sponsorship of the Turkish Cultural Foundation, a course on Ottoman Language and Paleography was held from 2012 to 2016, taught by Dimitris Loupis.
Postgraduate Seminars at Bilkent University (Ankara) (2006, 2012, 2016)
Seminar at Athens University (2007)
Postgraduate Seminars at the University of Cyprus (2009, 2012)
Intensive Summer School of Ottoman and Turkish Studies (Cunda-Ayvalik) (από το 2010)