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Dear Blickwechsel friends,

Berlin summer has noticeably started and in this regard, we would like to refresh your mind by sharing some news on past and upcoming events, applications as well as recent publications with you.

First of all, we are more than happy to spread some impressions of our conference "We, the City. Plurality and Resistance in Berlin and Istanbul": Having taken place on May 23-25 in Berlin, activists, cultural producers, scholars and participants alike have traced plurality and resistance in both metropolises in different ways – thus making the event a blast to remember!

Furthermore, we want to draw your attention to two events taking place in Bremen this July – namely the public lecture "Anti-Gender Mobilisation In European Academia: Why We All Need To Be Concerned?" as well as the opening event of the photography exhibition "Courageous Women: Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey's Academia". The workshop "Changing Political Regime, Implications for Social Policy: Putting Turkey in Comparative Perspective" is inviting interested scholars through a Call for Papers. Last but not least, we would like to introduce you to the Einstein Fellow Research Group and share some news from them as well as from our research projects.

With this outlook, we wish you a nice summer and hope to see you all at our upcoming events.

Warm regards,
the Blickwechsel team

“We, the City. Plurality and Resistance in Berlin and Istanbul”
in Retrospect

Conference || May 23-25, 2019 || Berlin

The conference "We, the City. Plurality and Resistance in Berlin and Istanbul" invited practitioners and theorists of the urban to explore various forms of knowledge-production. For the course of three days, participants intensively engaged with topics surrounding the question "Who are we, the city?" – trying to capture the multilayered relationship between plurality and resistance in the two metropolises. In order to approach the subject from different angles, a variety of disciplines and formats was presented:

Starting with an urban walking tour through Berlin and a film screening with discussion, moderated talks, panels and installations as well as the reading and performance session with Emine Sevgi Özdamar and the closing concert of the queer feminist choir Korospular attracted a large audience. Thank you for the great participation – it was a blast!

For more impressions of the conference, please visit our homepage.

"Courageous Women: Women's and Gender Studies in Turkey's Academia"

Invitation to the Exhibition Opening Event || July 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. || Bremen

The photography exhibition has been prepared in the framework of the research project "Women's and Gender Studies at Universities in Turkey: Institutionalization and Transformation", conducted at the University of Bremen. Opening its doors on July 4, 2019 at House of Science in Bremen, the exhibition is currently also shown in Istanbul at the Women's Library and Information Centre Foundation and met great media response in Turkey – comprising an interview with Sevgi Uçan Çubukçu at Artı TV as well as an article written by Oral Çalışlar on Posta.

Venue in Bremen: House of Science in Bremen

For more information on the opening event, please visit our homepage.
The exhibition will be shown until the end of August 2019.

"Anti-Gender Mobilisation in European Academia: "Why We All Need to be Concerned?"

Invitation to the Public Lecture
July 3, 2019 at 6pm || Bremen

The lecture, conducted by Prof. Dr. Andrea Petö (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary), is an event of the research project "Women's and Gender Studies at Universities in Turkey: Institutionalization and Transformation" by the Unit for Intercultural Education at the University of Bremen and co-organized by "Arbeitsstelle Chancengleichheit" University of Bremen, BellaDonna e.V. and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Bremen. For more information, please visit our homepage.

Venue in Bremen: House of Science in Bremen, Olbers Hall | 1st Floor

"Changing Political Regime, Implications for Social Policy: Putting Turkey in Comparative Perspective"

Call for Papers to apply for the Joint Workshop on December 12-13, 2019

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Universität Bielefeld are conducting a joint workshop to explore the complex interactions between social policy choices and types of political regimes around the world. To apply for the workshop, applicants are welcomed to hand in empirically grounded and theoretically informed papers on the topic.

Submission Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2019
Email for Submission:

For more information on the workshop and application, please check out the full call for papers.

“Bosphorus Prize”

Essay Competition Awards

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies, GeT MA - German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences and Berlin Bosphorus Initiative partnered to offer a prize for papers on "The EU, Germany and Turkey Relations: Challenges and Prospects". After reviewing all submissions, the joint Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Berlin Bosphorus Initiative selection committee is happy to announce the awarded participants:

1st Prize: Ceren Kulkul, "Reconsidering Transnationalism & Integration: The Role of New Wave Turkish Immigrants in Germany"

2nd Prize: Svenja Huck, "Rethinking Turkey's and Europe's Future: Have European institutions become an obstacle to Erdogan's politics?"

3rd Prize: Mariana Karkoutly & El Salem, "EU-Turkey Relations: Turkish Membership in the EU at Arm's Lenght"

Einstein Senior Scholars

The Einstein Fellows Research Group at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin was funded in late 2018 by the programme "Wissenschaftsfreiheit" by Einstein Foundation Berlin. It is composed of eight scholars with a background in critical academia in Turkey. For more information on the fellows, please visit the group's recently launched website on our homepage.

Further news

Ertuğ Tombuş from the research project Constitutional Politics in Turkey II and Einstein Fellow Sinem Adar are both taking part as populism experts in Migration Matters' newly launched series "Rethink Populism". To watch the trailer, please click here.

Sevgi Uçan Çubukçu edited the book "Türkiye'de Kadın ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet: Deneyim - Hafıza – Politika" and further participated in writing the article "Perspectives on Gender Studies in Turkey", edited by Mary Lou O'Neil and Rita Bencivenga within the scope of the Blickwechsel research project Women's and Gender Studies at Universities in Turkey.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute for Social Sciences
Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies

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