The Ottoman Empire 2015 study tour

Ottoman Empire travel group 2013Historians Adrian Jones and Susan Gilbert are offering a 30 credit-point history and Mediterranean studies subject based in Turkey in 2015, a subject which is only offered every two years. Registrations are taken on a first-come first-served basis; get in quick so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Students will assess the cultural, social, architectural and political history of the 600 year-old Ottoman Empire to the era of the First World War and the inaugurations of the Turkish Republic. Historic site visits include Bursa, Edirne and Istanbul – the three Ottoman capitals on the Gallipoli peninsula, and Sakayra.

Students will examine key periods of Ottoman history: the early Ottomans, the conquest of Constantinople, the 'classical' era of Süleyman, the eighteenth-century 'Tulip Age', nineteenth-century Europeanization and reform, and the Gallipoli campaign and its Turkish republican aftermath.

Subject overview

Subject title: The Ottoman Empire: 14th to 20th Centuries (MDS3OTT)

This subject is 30 credit points.

Student prerequisites: Completion of first-year in history, archaeology, European languages and cultures, international relations, politics or Mediterranean studies, or permission from the Head of School.


On tour in Turkey: 23 November – 16 December 2015

Two assessment tasks are prepared prior to departure, one is completed on tour, and another after return.

You also have the opportunity to add a short trip to Cappadocia.

The full itinerary and options are available at Australians Studying Abroad.

Enrolment and registration

There are a number of options to enrol in this subject:

  1. La Trobe University students in their third year who want to take this subject for credit towards their degree. You must enrol in this subject through StudentOnline and with Australians Studying Abroad.
  2. Non-La Trobe University students in their third year who want to take this subject for credit towards their degree at another university.
  3. Those who wish to enrol in a single (miscellaneous) subject; you will submit assessment and receive an academic transcript.
  4. Non-students who wish to audit the subject; you will receive all materials but are not required to submit assessment.

To register your interest, visit Australians Studying Abroad. Please also register your interest with Adrian Jones via email:


Prices are in Australian dollars and inclusive of most services. Prices are paid to Australian Studying Abroad in refundable instalments. If students are taking this subject for credit, you will pay your normal university fees as well as the below price. Additional costs (not included in price) to be aware of are mandatory travel insurance, Turkish visa and some meals.


Price based on 20–25 paying students

Price based on 15–19 paying students

Course price including airfare



Single supplement

Additional $740

Additional $740

Audit fee

Additional $400

Additional $400

Note all prices above are approximate only as we cannot obtain a guaranteed quote from Singapore Airlines until January/February 2015.

La Trobe University students may be eligible to apply for financial assistance.

More information

Australians Studying Abroad 
T: +61 3 98226899  
F: +61 3 98226989
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Adrian Jones, La Trobe University

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