The European Institute at Istanbul Bilgi University, Network Turkey, London School of Economics, and Istanbul Policy Center invite young scholars to apply for the international conference Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II – Turkey Transformed? Power, History and Culture which will take place on October 18 & 19, 2014 at Istanbul Bilgi University.
Recent political developments in Turkey have raised the question to what extent the last decades have witnessed a real transformation of the power structures that shape society. Has the country’s political culture moved beyond modes of hierarchical engagement between the state and its citizens? Are we witnessing the rise of new forms of state action or a return to 20th century authoritarianism? In this context, the transformative impact and lasting power of the Gezi movement must be critically assessed. The international conference will provide a platform for a critical and interdisciplinary debate on a changing Turkey.
The event will bring together some of the most important institutions, organizations, and scholars from Europe and Turkey committed to the study of modern Turkey. The papers accepted to the conference will be presented and discussed during the following sessions:
Turkey and its Neighbors – Chair: Senem Aydın Düzgit (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Democratization and Institutional Reform – Chair: Fuat Keyman (Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University)
Public Space and Contestation – Chair: Ayfer Bartu Candan (Boğaziçi University)
Diasporas and Transnationalism – Chair: Ayhan Kaya (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Historical Perspectives – Suraiya Faroqhi (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Political Economy – Chair: Çağlar Keyder (Boğaziçi University)
Identities and Transgressions: Religion, Ethnicity, Sexuality – Chair: Esra Özyürek (London School of Economics)
Rule of Law – Chair: Kerem Altıparmak (Ankara University)
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014.
The papers that are accepted will not only be presented during the conference, but may also be published in Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Transformation of Power, History, and Culture in Turkey, depending on both the applicants’ wishes, as indicated in the applications form, and the editors’ choices. The volume will be edited by Esra Özyürek and Meltem Ersoy. Summarizing the outcome of the event, the publication will comprise a snapshot of the current state of contemporary research on Turkey from an interdisciplinary perspective. The deadline for registration as a participant is September 30, 2014.
Please send your registration, application and/or questions to: Meltem Ersoy, Conference Coordinator (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Find further details attached or here. Feel free to share this information with your friends, colleagues, and students.