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Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Article Workshop
The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute of Global Affairs will launch a year-long series of virtual workshops to support early career scholars preparing an article for publication by a peer-reviewed journal.
Our inaugural session application process is complete. The next session application call will occur in January 2021.Thank you for your interest and participation!
Northwestern Professor of Political Science Wendy Pearlman’s book, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (New York: HarperCollins, 2017) now has a Turkish translation, published in July by Bilgi Yayınevi under the title Bir Köprüden Geçtik: Suriyeli Direnişçiler Anlatıyor.
In the recent panel “Nagorno Karabakh in Perspective: Roots and Directions of Conflict” Thomas de Waal, senior fellow with Carnegie Europe (specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region) and Laurence Broers, Caucasus programme director at London-based peacebuilding organization Conciliation Resources participated in a discussion on the conflict, moderated by Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow, Anoush Tamar Suni. Full recording here on our visiting speakers page.
From “The Eastern Mediterranean in Uncharted Waters: Preventing a Crisis in the Making," Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies hosted a webinar, “The Eastern Mediterranean in Uncharted Waters: Preventing a Crisis in the Making," welcoming back (virtually) 2018-19 Keyman Visiting Professor, Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, (Bilkent University). Dr. Grigoriadis discussed regional political developments and growing tensions between Greece and Turkey and took questions on the subject, with an introduction by Keyman Program Director, İpek K. Yosmaoğlu. Find the full webinar recording and event summary on our visiting speakers page.
In the latest special episode of the Keyman Podcast, our new Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Anoush Tamar Suni interviewed Dr. David Leupold on his new book Embattled Dreamlands: The Politics of Contesting Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish Memory, which explores the intertwined histories of Armenian, Turkish, and Kurdish communities with a particular focus on the violent history of the Genocide of Ottoman Armenians in 1915. Full episode here.
Due to university and governmental restrictions and guidance in response to the coronavirus outbreak, our regular onsite programming has been interrupted at this time.
Turkish is one of the world's 15 most widely-spoken first languages with about 80 million people speaking Turkish as their first language. Learn more about courses and activities in the program video, and find out how to remotely participate at Turkish Table bi-weekly, one-hour meetings bringing together speakers of Turkish at all levels of competency in an informal practice setting.
Courses have included introductory level and intermediate level Turkish language and a culture and cuisine course focusing on the complex relationships between food, culture and society. Field trips brought students to local Turkish restaurants and events to explore contemporary Turkish culture, including music, film and literature. For questions or information contact Prof. Oya Topçuoğlu.
"kaçak: forms of informality and commodity in modern turkey" | Nov 14th, 2020 a virtual symposium of ethnography connecting global scholars to co-present a panel on informality. Each panelist tracked a single commodity, and showed the many forms kaçak [conventionally translated into English as the equivalent of “smuggled good,”] takes in the hands of concrete social actors under historically specific material conditions. Co-sponsored by the anthropology department, MENA, the Crown Endowment for Middle East Studies, and co-streamed in Istanbul with Mekanda Adalet —Istanbul.
Nagorno Karabakh in Perspective: Roots and Directions of Conflict | Oct 27th, 2020 Panel discussion with Thomas de Waal (Senior Fellow Carnegie Europe) and Laurence Broers (Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House; Caucasus programme director at Conciliation Resources). Moderated by Anoush Tamar Suni, Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow.
Making Sense of Turkey’s Syrian Policy | Nov 7th, 2019 Talk by Keyman Visiting Speaker Dr. Burak Kadercan (United States Naval War College) Commentary by Keyman Visiting Professor Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (Bilkent University)