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>From: Gonul Pultar <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: E/Im/Migration and Culture (Turkey) (10/1/06; 9/15/07-9/17/07)
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>UPDATE
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>CONF./CFP- E/Im/Migration and Culture, 15-17 Sept. 2007, Istanbul, Turkey
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>Call for Papers
>
>E/Im/Migration and Culture
>15-17 September 2007
>Isik University, Sile (Istanbul, Turkey)
>
>Fourth Cultural Studies Conference
>
>Co-organized by the Cultural Studies Association (Turkey) and the
>Department of International Relations of Isik University
>
>The Cultural Studies Association of Turkey and Isik University invite
>proposals for an international cultural studies conference entitled
>"E/Im/Migration and Culture" they are co-organizing on 15-17 September
>2007 in Sile (Istanbul, Turkey). Seeking to explore the topic from a
>wide range of scholarly viewpoints by focusing on issues of migration in
>its multiple relationships with various facets of culture, the
>inter/multidisciplinary conference aims to interrogate established
>notions of migration both in Turkey and outside of Turkey. We welcome
>proposals for papers that break new ground in generating theory, or
>constitute innovative critical or comparative work that would lead to
>theoretical formulations and methodology, as well as for papers on
>specific cases. The conference intends to examine issues of migration in
>Turkey, among the peoples in the lands of the former Ottoman empire,
>among the Euro-Turks (and Turkish-Americans, Australasian Turks, etc.),
>among the Turcophone peoples in countries and regions in Eastern Europe
>and the former Soviet Union (in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the
>Russian Federation) and those Turcophone minorities in such countries as
>Iran and China.
>
>The story of migration is as old as the history of humankind. Factors
>such as geographic conditions, economic necessities, socio-political
>developments and wars have led to population movements for centuries.
>Whether for refuge or as exile, whether voluntary or forced, migration
>has always affected both society and the individual; and altered both
>the land that was left behind and the land that was reached. A
>phenomenon of modern times, the nation-state as hegemonic entity
>contributed to these migration flows through bordering and re-bordering
>processes that put visible and invisible boundaries on people's
>movements. Additional factors leading to current population flows are
>observed to be primarily the challenge(s) of globalization and
>transnationalism.
>
>Migration within and out of countries continue in great numbers as more
>and more people in our global village look to either temporary or
>permanent migration as a path to freedom, the right to live, security,
>employment, health and education--while sometimes also encountering
>drama and tragedy along the way. E/im/migration has generated its own
>art, fiction and cinema. Thus, it has continued to be a force in
>culture, demography, economy and politics in the contemporary era, and
>constitutes, in its various aspects, a matter of paramount importance
>for the cultures of Turks and Turkey. This reflection has led us to
>select the topic of migration as the theme of the fourth cultural
>studies conference to take place in Turkey.
>
>We welcome submissions related to e/im/migration including, but not
>limited to, the following:
>
>   - E/im/migration and culture: Theoretical approaches
>   - Art /Literature /Cinema generated by e/im/migration
>   - E/im/migration and urban space
>   - E/im/migration during the Republican era
>   - E/im/migration during the Ottoman era
>   - E/im/migration and the (former) Soviet Union territories
>   - Cultural representation of e/im/migration resulting from political
>     developments: The cases of Western Thrace and the Balkans
>   - Cultural representation of e/im/migration resulting from political
>     developments: The case of Cyprus
>   - Cultural representation of e/im/migration resulting from political
>     developments: The case of Irak
>   - Cultural representation of e/im/migration resulting from political
>     developments: The case of Jews and Palestinians
>
>As the conference takes place in Turkey and takes up the cultures of
>Turks and Turkey, the working language of the conference is first of all
>Turkish. However, since experience has shown that non-Turkish speaking
>colleagues doing studies related to the cultures of Turks and Turkey
>also wish to contribute, there will be English-language sessions as
>well. Abstracts of 100-200 words, containing five key words, should be
>sent along a brief curriculum vita. Panel proposals with three to five
>papers should include, besides the panel proposal and five key words,
>abstracts of the papers in the panel, and brief curriculum vitae of the
>chair, presenters, and discussant(s) if any. Poster presentation
>proposals containing noteworthy visual material are also welcome.
>
>Send no later than 1 October 2006, by e-mail to [log in to unmask],
>by fax to +90 212 292 2229 (Attn.: IV. Cultural Studies Conference). For
>more information, write to the same addresses or look at www.kulturad.org.
>
>The results will be announced on 1 February 2007.
>
>The registration fee will be 60 Euro for Cultural Studies Association
>(Turkey) members and students, and 100 Euro for all other participants
>until 1 May 2007; and, after that date, 100 Euro for Cultural Studies
>Association (Turkey) members and students, and 160 Euro for all other
>participants.
>
>The conference organizing committee regrets that it cannot assist in
>travel or accomodation fares in any way, but will provide low-cost
>accommodation for all participants on the Isik University campus (in
>Sile, a popular sea resort on the Black Sea coast). Further details will
>be sent later. For information on Isik University, please look at
>www.isikun.edu.tr
>
>On behalf of the organizers
>
>Gonul Pultar, [log in to unmask]
>Sule Toktas, [log in to unmask]

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