Building for women's education during the Early Republican period in Turkey: İsmet Paşa Girls' Institute in Ankara in the 1930S

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This study attempts to examine the architecture in Turkey during the Early Republican period as part of the social, economic and political context of the modernization process of the newly founded state, focusing on the case of the Ismet Pasa Girls̕ Institute in Ankara. Firstly, the education of woman in general and the Girls̕ Institutes in particular are scrutinized in order to analyze the changes in the social role of women in the context of modernization in the Early Republic. Secondly, the relationship between women and the built environment is examined with reference to the changes women experienced in this context. The architectural context of the period is analyzed to examine the buildings of the Girls̕ Institutes as contemporary examples of the creation of a modern built environment in Turkey. Lastly, the building of the Ismet Pasa Girls̕ Institute is examined in detail, by also making comparisons with other contemporary school buildings in Ankara. The building, which was constructed as a modernist school building by the foreign architect Ernst Egli in the center of Ankara, is evaluated as the representation of modern women and modern architecture for the new nation-state. So, the aim of this study is to assess the Ismet Pasa Girls̕ Institute in Ankara as the example of contemporary educational institutions as well as of contemporary architecture in Turkey, corresponding with the attempt of the new nation-state towards modernization.


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Citation Formats
P. Gürol, “Building for women’s education during the Early Republican period in Turkey: İsmet Paşa Girls’ Institute in Ankara in the 1930S,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2003.