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In Brief: Alkek Library receives grant from Institute of Turkish Studies

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
May 28, 2014

The Alkek Library at Texas State University has received a grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) of Washington, D.C.

Based at Georgetown University, the ITS is a non-profit, private educational foundation that assists American universities to develop their library resources, programs of study, scholarly conferences and outreach activities in the field of Turkish studies.

Texas State's successful proposal sought funds to purchase new scholarly monographs on the legal modernization of the late Ottoman Empire, which is essential to understanding the politics of successor jurisdictions in the contemporary Middle East.

Elizabeth Bishop, assistant professor in the Department of History, Selene Hinojosa, collection development librarian, and Margaret Vaverek, research/instruction/outreach department, were instrumental in securing the grant.