Contemporary Turkish Studies at a Glance
Topics, Institutions and Future Perspectives
The European Institute at İstanbul Bilgi University, Network Turkey, Istanbul Policy Center, the British Institute in Ankara and the French Institute of Anatolian Studies invite young scholars to apply to participate in the conference “Contemporary Turkish Studies at a Glance – Topics, Institutions and Future Perspectives” taking place on October 13&14, 2012 at Istanbul Bilgi University, Santral Campus.
Despite the growing international importance of Turkey, only a few academic institutions in Europe focus on contemporary Turkish Studies. At the same time, little effort has been made to institutionalize cooperation between relevant actors in the field of Turkish Studies in Europe and Turkey.
The conference aims to fill this gap by bringing together the most important institutions, organizations and individual scholars from Europe and Turkey who are engaged in Turkish Studies. The two-day event will provide an opportunity for an interdisciplinary debate within different fields of research and will allow the participants to build networks for future cooperation.
With this call, we invite scholars to submit papers that discuss key issues in contemporary Turkish Studies in one of four thematic fields:
Political Science, Sociology, History, Cultural Studies.
Conference attendees will be given the chance to present their papers to some of the most renowned experts in the field, to position themselves within the international Turkish Studies research community and to debate related topics and research questions in an interdisciplinary environment. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2012.
The papers that are accepted will not only be presented during the conference, but may also potentially be published in the Young researcher’s yearbook of contemporary Turkish Studies. The published volume will join others edited by Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kaya and Prof. Dr. Fuat Keyman. Summarizing the outcome of the event, the publication will comprise a snapshot of the current state of contemporary Turkish Studies in Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Invitations for Participants
The organizers invite all researchers with an interest in contemporary Turkish Studies to participate in the conference. The deadline for registration as a participant is August 31, 2012.
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