Event Announcement

11/13 - 11/15/2019

Festsaal, Humboldt Graduate School, Luisenstr. 56, 10115 Berlin

+++ Save the Date: November 13-15, 2019 // Final Conference 2019 +++

With an opening lecture on November 13
by Arjun Appadurai

Arjun Appadurai is Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and Professor of Anthropology and Globalisation at the Hertie School in Berlin.

The event will be conducted in English. For the full conference programme please scroll down or find the programme provided as PDF on the right side.

Please register via Mail: blickwechsel.tuerkei@gmail.com

The conference is organised by the programme „Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and funded by Einstein Foundation and Stiftung Mercator.


Programme of the Conference

The conference will be conducted in English.

Please register via Mail and indicate which day(s) you would like to attend: blickwechsel.tuerkei@gmail.com

November 13-15 Exhibition: Courageous Women: Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey's Academia by the research project "Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey: Institutionalisation and Transformation", Location: Humboldt Graduate School, Room 122

DAY I – WEDNESDAY, November 13

18:00 – 19:30 Opening-Keynote Lecture by Arjun Appadurai: "The Rise of the Post-democratic State: The Perspective from India"

19:30 Reception

DAY II – THURSDAY, November 14

10:00 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 11:00 Welcome

11:00 – 12:30 Panel I: Constitutionalism, Law, and Democracy in Turkey
Chair: Urszula Woźniak (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Maria Abad Andrade (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Ece Göztepe (Bilkent University)
Silvia von Steinsdorff (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Ertuğ Tombuş (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
İrem Tuncer-Ebetürk (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:00 Exhibition Talk: Courageous Women: Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey's Academia with the attendance of the photographer Seçkin Uçan Divan, Location: Humboldt Graduate School, Room 122

14:00 – 15:30 Panel II: A Contested Relationship – Narratives in EU/German-Turkish Relations Three Years on

Chair: Anke Schönlau (University of Cologne)
Senem Aydın-Düzgit (Sabancı University)
Funda Tekin (Institute for European Politics)
Discussant: Moritz Rau (University of Cologne)
Discussant: Özgehan Şenyuva (Middle East Technical University)
Discussant: Wolfgang Wessels (University of Cologne)

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15 Panel III: What moves Women's and Gender Studies at Universities in Turkey?
Chair: Yasemin Karakaşoğlu (University of Bremen)
Charlotte Binder (University of Bremen)
Deniz Dağ (University of Bremen)
Sevgi Uçan Çubukçu (formerly Istanbul University)
Discussant: Betül Yarar (University of Bremen)

17:15 – 17:30 Coffee Break

17:30 – 19:00 Einstein Fellows Research Group Panel: Reflections on Authoritarian Governance
Chair: Sinem Adar (Centre for Applied Turkey Studies, SWP)
Gülçin Balamir Coşkun (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Tuba İnal-Çekiç (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Ayşegül Kars Kaynar (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Zeynep Kıvılcım (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

DAY III – FRIDAY, November 15

9:30 – 11:00 Panel IV: 'Ne mutlu ateistim diyene' Atheism & The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey
Kaya Akyıldız (Bahçeşehir University)
Ivo Furman (Istanbul Bilgi University)
Pierre Hecker (University of Marburg)
Discussant: Ayşe Çavdar (University of Marburg)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Panel V: Development of Social Rights in Turkey
Chair: Lutz Leisering (University of Bielefeld)
Tolga Bölükbaşı
(Bilkent University)
Kerem Öktem
(University of Bielefeld)
Discussant: İpek Göçmen (Max Planck Institute for
the Study of Societies)

13:00 – 13:30 Closing Remarks

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

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