Featuring in our new Young Perspectives series, Doğukan Atmaca explores the emergence of coffeehouses in Istanbul, and the way in which coffeehouse culture spread amid claims that cafés were the source of political unrest and seduction.
Follow a fascinating story about the rise of this today commonplace institution to discover what made the coffeehouse the perfect place to meet.


Doğukan Atmaca is currently a doctoral student at The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research focuses on 17th century Ottoman Jews.

This podcast is Part of Converging Paths 2021 in Partnership with Asia House supported by Altajir Trust and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s Education Programme.