The European Institute at İstanbul Bilgi University, Network Turkey, Istanbul Policy Center, the Netherlands-Turkey Higher Education and Vocational Education Foundation, the British Institute in Ankara and the French Institute of Anatolian Studies invite you to 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.
The event will be framed by keynote speeches by some of the most prestigious scholars in the field. Furthermore, in four different panels, chaired by renowned experts, central issues and research questions for Turkish Studies will be discussed in depth. Excellent scholars involved in the field of Turkish studies will present their innovative and outstanding works to the international Turkish Studies research community and put them up for discussion.
Roundtable discussions at the end of each day will highlight the outcome of the panels and the implications for Turkish Studies as an interdisciplinary and applied area of study. Organizations, journals and other actors engaged with Turkish Studies will set up stands to exhibit their work and publications.
Invitation for Participants
The organizers invite all researchers with an interest in contemporary Turkish Studies to participate in the conference and to debate related topics and research questions in an interdisciplinary environment. The deadline for registration as a participant is September 15, 2012. Please fill in the attached application form.
Please send your registration and any questions you may have by email to:
Mrs. Kristina Kamp, Conference Coordinator
Telephone: +90 (0)5370370142
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