30/10 - 31/10/2020

Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut

This workshop brings together graduate students (PhD students, MA students, and BA students in the process of graduation) who are based in German-speaking countries and are involved in research on contemporary Turkey and its diasporas.

This workshop brings together graduate students (PhD students, MA students, and BA students in the process of graduation) who are based in German-speaking countries and are involved in research on contemporary Turkey and its diasporas. The objective of the workshop is to encourage interdisciplinary exchange and debate among these young scholars and to help further establish Turkey-related research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The workshop is the sixth event of the 'Türkeiforschung in Deutschland' series, established in 2010 and co-organised by Network Turkey, TürkeiEuropaZentrum (TEZ) at Universität Hamburg, and the Blickwechsel Contemporary Turkey Studies program at Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

The workshop takes place at Hamburg University* and is funded by Stiftung Mercator. The main working language of the workshop is English. Presentations can be given in either English or German (with one exception, see below). However, the application needs to be in English. Selected workshop contributions will be published in the series 'Junge Perspektiven der Türkeiforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum' (VS Springer).

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is still to be determined whether the conference will be held on site or online. We will update participants in due time.

For the full Call for Applications please click here.

Closed Workshop October 30-31, 2020

Workshop Groups

  • Civil Society in Turkey – Annegret Warth (2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellow, Goethe- Universität Frankfurt)
  • Solidarity and Sexual Dissidence – Nazlı Cabadağ (CARMAH, Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
  • The Past in the Present – Tabea Becker-Bertau (Universität Hamburg)
  • Turkey Abroad: Public Diplomacy Between Rise and Decline – Thomas Schad (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

Application process
Please submit your application for the workshop and the publication by Saturday, 1 August 2020 at 23:30 CET. Participants will be notified of admission by 7 September 2020. The deadline for the submission of articles is the 15 January 2021. Final approval for the publication can only be confirmed after the full text has been submitted. There is the possibility of follow-up panels at Turkologentag 2021 in Mainz (24-26 March 2021) where participants will be able to meet again and present their revised and expanded papers. In general, participants are expected to arrange their travel to and accommodation in Hamburg by themselves. Travel expenses will be partially reimbursed.

Application details

Please send the following as one pdf file:

  • Cover sheet with contact information, academic title and affiliation, working title of your presentation, and the chosen workshop group
  • Abstract (max. 500 words):
    - Word document, 12pt Times New Roman, double line spacing (incl. footnotes)
    - Including clear description of the topic and the questions examined, linking the proposed topic with the theme of the workshop and the topic of the   chosen workshop group, and information on methods and theoretical concepts
  • Separate bibliography with the most important research literature (max. one A4 page)
  • Current CV (max. one A4 page)

Requirements for the publication:

  • Max. 6500 words
  • Word document, 12pt Times New Roman, double line spacing (including footnotes)
  • Cover page with author's name, academic title, contact information and working title
  • Short abstract in both German and English
  • Separate bibliography

Please send your questions and your application to Tabea Becker-Bertau (tuerkeiforschungsworkshop@gmail.com).