- Feb/10/2017, 4-6 p.m.: Prof. Dr. Suraiya Faroqhi (Munich/Istanbul): Slavery in the Ottoman Empire (5th Otto Spies Memorial Lecture)
- Venue: Library of the Department of Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern Languages, Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn
- March/6/2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Heussallee 18-24: Prof. Dr. Ehud R. Toledano (Tel Aviv): "Ottoman and Islamic Enslavement from a Global Perspective: Theory, Methodology, Practice"
- Venue: Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Heussallee 18–24, 53113 Bonn
- March/10/2017, 4-6 p.m.: Rahel Hutgens, M.A. (Bonn): "The 1980 Coup d'état and its Role in Turkish Short Stories"
- Venue: Library – IOA/Department of Islamic Studies, Regina-Pacis-Weg 7