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2021 News and Announcements


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New book review by Oya Topçuoğlu, Keyman Faculty Board member

August 12, 2021

A new book review by Oya Topçuoğlu, Keyman Faculty Board member, was recently published. Prof. Topçuoğlu’s review of the book, Plundered empire: acquiring antiquities from Ottoman lands, is now available via open-access with Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Oya Topçuoğlu is Assistant Professor of Instruction and Director of the Turkish Language Program at Northwestern. 


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MENA Languages film screening and conversation

June 15, 2021

Oya Topçuoğlu, Assistant Professor of Instruction and Director of the Turkish Language Program, engaged in conversation with Kimberly Hart, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Buffalo State University, on the place of street animals in Turkish history and culture. This conversation, accompanying a virtual screening of the documentary film Stray, was organized as part of Prof. Topçuoğlu's new course “Istanbul: Gateway Between the East and West.” 

Keyman Program Article Workshop

June 1, 2021
Virtual workshop series for early career scholars of Social Sciences and Humanities, working on themes related to Turkey and its diasporas, continues.


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Marc David Baer interviewed by Lerna Ekmekçioğlu

May 15, 2021
Marc David Baer, Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, interviewed by Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, McMillan-Stewart Associate Professor of History at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Spring interdisciplinary series

May 1, 2021
An interdisciplinary series featuring discussions with Baki Tezcan, UC Davis; Ezgi Güner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Ezgi Çakmak, University of Pennsylvania.


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Turkish translation of Wendy Pearlman’s book

April 1, 2021
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.