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2017 Annual Conference

April 28, 2017 (All day) to April 29, 2017 (All day)
Stanford University

“Understanding Turkey: Vision, Revision, and the Future”

The conference brings together a diverse group of scholars, working across the humanities and the social sciences, who are undertaking research within a broad definition of Turkish Studies. Papers  focus explore the conceptual issues of space (eg. geography, statist and anti-statist discourses, the environment, politics, visual depiction), narrative (eg., history, historiography, fiction, revision, resistance, alterity), and affect/emotion (eg., memoir, biography, aesthetic and religious expression and reception).

The conference will commence with a screening of "Clair Obscur" (Dir. Yesim Ustaoglu, 2016) on April 27, and conclude with an exclusive screening of "The Last Schnitzel" (Dir. Kaan Arici & Ismet Kurtulus, 2017) on April 29. Organized as part of a Stanford course, the film screenings are free and open to the public.

Conference participation is restricted to faculty, students, researchers affiliated with a university. The conference sessions are closed to the public and the press. The venue information will be provided only to the confirmed RSVPs. 

Conference Program

Image Credit: "Don Quixote" illustrated by Murat Palta as part of the "Incarnated by Words" series