The Department of Turkish Language and Literature of Marmara University (Istanbul) is organising a symposium on
CLEANLINESS IN TURKIC CULTURE
on 21-22 November 2007.
The purpose of the symposium is to discuss and document the forms and means of cleanliness - both abstract and concrete - in Turkic culture. Types of brooms, laundry cauldrons, pegs, songs related to washing, rituals and beliefs which have evolved around cleanliness and washing, as well as the antithesis of cleanliness come under the interest of the symposium. You may approach the subject as a historian, anthropologist, philologist, folklorist, art historian...
If you would like to participate in this symposium, please send us the title and a very brief summary of your paper by the end of July 2007.
There is no participation fee; travel, board and lodging expenses must be met by the participants.
Prof. Emine Gursoy Naskali
Salih Mehmet Arcin
Secretary to the Symposium
Marmara University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Turkish Language and Literature Goztepe Campus
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