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2021 News and Announcements

November

Upcoming online events for Winter & Spring

November 18, 2021
Discussion with Jenny White (author of graphic novel Turkish Kaleidoscope: Fractured Lives in a Time of Violence), Ergün Gündüz (illustrator of Turkish Kaleidoscope), and Özge Samancı (author of graphic novel Dare to Disappoint); keynote lecture with Eve Troutt Powell (University of Pennsylvania) for the talk series “Reflections on Whiteness, Blackness, and Race in the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey”; conversation with Zerrin Özlem Biner (University of Kent) on her book, States of Dispossession, with discussant Anoush Tamar Suni (Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow); conversation with Banu Gökarıksel on her book project, The Neighbor Who Might Kill You: Encounter and Difference in Urban Turkey, with commenter Kabir Tambar (Stanford University). Stay tuned for updates on our event calendar.
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Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow Anoush Tamar Suni, interviewed by Dr. Marlene Schäfers

November 12, 2021

Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow Anoush Tamar Suni, was interviewed by Dr. Marlene Schäfers on the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme’s Living with Religious Difference podcast. In this episode, “Ruins, treasures, and memories of state violence in eastern Anatolia,” Dr. Schäfers has a conversation with Dr. Suni on her research which explores the effects of historic Armenian presence on contemporary life in Kurdish communities in eastern Anatolia. The discussion considers the continuity of the memory of Armenia’s past in today’s Kurdish communities, the legacy of state violence evident in ruins and treasures, and new contexts for Armenian religious sites in Kurdish life. Full episode & description here.  

October

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Keyman Program Newsletter AY 2020-2021

October 25, 2021
The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program shares our annual program newsletter for the 2020-2021 academic year, celebrating contributions of the Keyman community. Full newsletter here in our news section.

"7 Sins, 10 Fallacies, 4 Indicators, and What I Learned from Them About Decolonizing Academia" with Murat Ergin, Koç University

October 18, 2021
Murat Ergin (Associate Professor of Sociology, Koç University) presents his talk, "7 Sins, 10 Fallacies, 4 Indicators, and What I Learned from Them About Decolonizing Academia," (Thursday, Nov 18th at 12 pm Chicago / 8 pm İstanbul) as part of the continuing series “Reflections on Whiteness, Blackness, and Race in the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey,” featuring interdisciplinary discussions throughout the academic year. Dr. Ergin considers studying race, racism, and racialization with the intention to pose several questions about current global academic hierarchies.