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Contemporary Turkish Studies

The Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies focuses on culture, religion, politics, and memory in Turkey and among Turkey's diasporic populations. Its mission is to promote a deeper understanding of Turkey with emphasis on its diversity and a focus on its connections to wider world.

These seminars are free and open to all. No ticket is required. For further information about the LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies and its seminars and other activities, please email euroinst.turkish.studies@lse.ac.uk| or visit the Contemporary Turkish Studies| web page.

Lent Term 2015

Wednesday 14 January 2015, 18.30 - 20.00
Public Seminar: “Creative Aspirations and Mediated Desires: Understanding Women's Exercise Craze in Istanbul”

Speaker: Dr. Sertaç Sehlikoğlu, Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Venue: TBA

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 18.30 - 20.00
Book Launch and Public Panel: “Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe”

Organized jointly with LSE European Institute
Speaker: Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Discussants: Dr. Ruth Mandel, Dr. Nasar Meer, Professor Joel Robbins
Chair, Professor Deniz Kandiyoti
Ruth Mandel is Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London.
Nasar Meer is Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Citizenship at Strathclyde University and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow.
Joel Robbins is Sigrid Rausing Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.
Deniz Kandiyoti is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 18:30-20:00
Book Launch and Public Lecture: “The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey”

Speaker: Dr. Kabir Tambar, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Venue: NAB.1.04, New Academic Building, LSE

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 18:30-20:00
Public Seminar: “Regime of Denial and Forensic Epistemologies in Cases of Torture in Post-1980 Turkey”

Speaker: Assistant Professor Başak Can, Department of Sociology, Koç University, İstanbul
Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Venue: TBA

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 18:30-20:00
Public Seminar: “TBA”

Speaker: Dr. Zerrin Özlem Biner, Research Associate in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Venue: TBA

Monday, 9 March 2015, 18:30-20:00
Book Launch and Public Panel: “The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging”
Speakers: Professor Gökçe Yurdakul and Associate Professor Anna C. Korteweg
Gökçe Yurdakul is Georg Simmel Professor of Diversity and Social Conflict at the Humboldt University, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences
Anna C. Korteweg is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto
Discussants: Dr. Ruth Mandel, and Asmaa Soliman
Ruth Mandel is Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London (UCL)
Asmaa Soliman is PhD Candidate in School of European Languages, Culture and Society at University College London (UCL)
Chair: Associate Professor Esra Özyürek, Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies, LSE
Venue: CLM.3.02, Clement House, LSE

19-20 March 2015, Time TBA
Panel and Workshop: “The State of Democracy in Turkey: Institutions, Society and Foreign Relations”
Panellists: Dr. Can Açıksöz, Dr. Mücahit Bilici, Dr. Ali Çarkoğlu, Dr. Serkan Delice, Dr. Yaprak Gürsoy, Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti, Dr. Levent Korkut, Dr. Levent Köker, Dr. Talip Küçükcan, Dr. Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Dr. Berna Turam, Dr. Emma Sinclair Webb, Dr. Nuri Yurdusev
Organized jointly with LSE Middle East Centre
Venue: TBA


Michaelmas Term 2014

Tuesday 11th November 2014, 18.30 - 20.00
‘The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914’|
Speaker: Prof Çağlar Keyder, Centennial Professor at the EI; Professor, Department of Sociology, Boğaziçi University
Chair: Dr Esra Özyürek
Venue: Old Theatre, LSE
This event is the LSE European Institute inaugural lecture
This is a non-ticket event, on first come, first serve basis.
Speaker: Prof Çağlar KeyderCentennial Professor at the EI; Professor, Department of Sociology, Boğaziçi UniversityChair: Dr Esra ÖzyürekVenue: Old Theatre, LSEThis event is the LSE European Institute inaugural lectureThis is a non-ticket event, on first come, first serve basis.

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th October 2014
International Conference:
|Contemporary Turkish Studies at a Glance II: Turkey Transformed? Power, History, Culture
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Venue: Istanbul Bilgi University, Santral Campus
Kerem Altıparmak - Ankara University
Suraiya Faroqhi - Istanbul Bilgi University
Çağlar Keyder - Boğaziçi Üniversity
Esra Özyürek - London School of Economics
Chair: Kerem Öktem - University of Graz

 

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