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Dear Blickwechsel friends,

We hope that you had a peaceful break and a good start to the New Year 2019.

In this year's first newsletter we keep you in the loop about upcoming events and publications. You will find information on our next Jour Fixe panel discussion on "Is Love Still Possible - Queering Politics in Turkey", references to further academic publications, such as an article on the making of the 'new' patriarch in women's self-narrations of political empowerment and another working paper on Turkey's social assistance regime, as well as insights into past events and future plannings.

We hope to see you in the framework of our upcoming events.

Warm regards,
the Blickwechsel team

News from the Framework Programme

Upcoming Events

The Blickwechsel framework programme continues the event series "Jour Fixe: Turkey in the 21st Century". On a regular basis, we have panel discussions on current issues related to Turkey.

Jour Fixe: Is Love Still Possible? - Queering Politics in Turkey

February 05, 18:00, Berlin (HU Main Building)
The climate of fear in Turkey pervades into people's everyday lives, including the governing of gender and sexuality. In the midst of uncertain times of strong polarization, fear, and self-censorship, the panel dares to ask, if "love" is still possible. To ask and to look for love is a queer critique of heteronormative regimes of gender and sexuality, but also goes beyond. more

News from the Research Projects

Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff (Head of the research lab Constitutional Politics II) published a chapter (in German) on judicial decision-making in the book "Interdisziplinäre Rechtsforschung" by C. Boulanger, J. Rosenstock and T. Singelnstein. You can find more information here.

The research lab fellow Sezen Yaraş published a new article on "The making of the 'new' patriarch in women's self-narrations of political empowerment: the case of local female AKP politicians in the aftermath of 2009 elections". The article is accessible here.

The research project How Social is Turkey? published its second working paper on "Between Welfare State and (State-organised) Charity:How Turkey's Social Assistance Regime Blends Two Competing Policy Paradigms"  If you want to have a look at their first working paper and blog articles you can visit the project's website here

The research project Women's and Gender Studies at Universities in Turkey organizes an exhibition on female figures who opened the gate to academia for women and Women's & Gender Studies in Turkey. The exhibition opening will take place both in Istanbul at the Women's Library on May 11 and in Bremen at the House of Science on July 4. More information will follow soon.

INSITER Jean Monnet Module organized in cooperation with TOBB ETÜ and the TRIANGLE research project a roundtable titled "Turkey's Place in the Debates on the Future of Europe" on 19 November 2018 at the premises of TOBB ETÜ in Ankara. The event tackled the perspectives and limitations for Turkey's inclusion in the debates on the future of Europe.

‚Full steam ahead?' Following up on this question, this year's annual meeting on 13 and 14 December by the Centre for Turkey and European Studies (CETEUS) raised a debate on the Future of the European Union and Developments in EU-Turkey Relations.

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Institute for Social Sciences
Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies

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