Event Announcement

04/25/2018 06:00PM

Humboldt University of Berlin, Senate Hall in the Main Building, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

Panel Discussion with Josh Carney, Kumru Berfin Emre Çetin, Burak Özçetin and Ebru Taşdemir (Chair).

In recent years Turkish television dramas have achieved a tremendous success with the viewers in Turkey and beyond, and at the same time have become increasingly politicized.

This panel focuses on questions regarding the relation between politics and Turkish TV series. What is the role of TV series in the reinvention of tradition for a 'New Turkey'? What can we learn about today's Turkey by looking at Turkish television? And how has the government been using TV dramas in constructing a new 'national' identity? How is the Ottoman past represented in TV dramas for political purposes in Turkey today?

The panelists will offer insights into their researches on history and culture of modern Turkey, the politicization of Turkish TV dramas and the relation between populism and popular culture.

The panel will be conducted in German and Turkish with simultaneous translation. There will be a reception afterwards.
Please register via Mail at blickwechsel.tuerkei@gmail.com

The event is co-organized by the programme "Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies", Network Turkey, and GeT MA, the German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences and funded by Stiftung Mercator.

*Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for the public outreach of the Blickwechsel programme. By entering the event, you consent to Blickwechsel photographing and using your image and likeness.


Josh Carney is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies at American University of Beirut.

Kumru Berfin Emre Çetin is a Newton International Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics.

Burak Özçetin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Relations and Information at Kadir Has University.

Ebru Taşdemir
is a journalist at taz and editor of taz.gazete.

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