Turkish-American Studies 2016 Symposium

Call for Papers:


Turkish-American Studies


3-4 June 2016

ARIT Building, Arnavutköy, Istanbul



The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey and the Istanbul Office of the American Research Institute in Turkey have organized a symposium that aims to examine the history, language, literature, and culture of the Turkish element in the United States of America. This includes coverage of immigrants of all ethnic backgrounds from the Ottoman Empire and their descendants, and all persons self-defined as Turks and their descendants. We welcomed the participation of representatives from various academic disciplines who share a common interest in Turkish-American topics.


The symposium was a follow-up to the “Introduction toTurkish-American Studies” workshop organized in 2014 at Boğaziçi University. Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or for sessions comprised of three to four papers on any theme pertaining to the Turkish-American presence.


A combined volume that includes selected papers from the 2014 workshop will be published. To be part of the combined volume, please follow the guidelines announced at <turkamer.kulturad.org>. Those wishing to submit their papers for consideration for publication in the volume to come out from the symposium should rewrite their presentations in essay form and send it in MS Word (doc) or OpenOffice (odt) format to turkishamericans2016@kulturad.org before15 September 2016.


Organizers: Belma Baskett, Anthony Greenwood, Louis Mazzari, and Gönül Pultar


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For more details or to submit article, write to <turkishamericans2016@kulturad.org>.