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15/04/2014

International Relations in Historical Perspective

Spring Lecture @ SRII

08/04/2014

Literary History

Spring Lecture @ SRII

07/03/2014

Gendered Violence as Legal Constructions:

Seminar @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

22/02/2014

Alevi Identity Revisited

Spring Lecture @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

10/02/2014

Research Seminar

Seminar @ Istanbul Institute

16/01/2014

Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art

Occasional Lecture @ British Institute of Archaelogy at Ankara

15/01/2014

The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia

Workshop @ Department of Sociology, Bogaziçi University

19/12/2013

Türk Edebiyati Üzerine Bir Sohbet

Seminar @ srii

09/12/2013

Mobility,Acculturation and Identity Formation

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/12/2013

Critical Area/Regional Studies

Workshop @ Malmö University

04/12/2013

Labraunda Day

Workshop @ Swedish research institite in Istanbul

03/12/2013

Images of Power and Violence

Workshop @ SRII

04/11/2013

Post-Soviet Central Asia in a New Eurasia Discourse

Occasional Lecture @ Gediz University,Izmir

25/10/2013

Litterär Salong - Drabbad av Rumi

Seminar @ SRII

17/10/2013

Vad händer egentligen i Turkiet?

Seminar @ SFII - Stockholm

01/10/2013

The SRII Eastern Turkey Seminar 2013

Seminar @ South-eastern Turkey

14/06/2013

Maktsymboler

Workshop @ SRII

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The aim of SRII is to promote academic research on Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia, particularly in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Among the many fields of study represented at the Institute are Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Classical and Byzantine Studies, Educational Studies, General History, with the emphasis on Ottoman and modern Turkish history, Political Science, including International Relations, Religion, Social Anthropology, Sociology as well as West and Central Asian Languages and Literatures. 

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We wish you a happy Easter holiday!

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The institute will be closed for the Easter holiday from Thursday to Monday (17 - 21 April 2014)

Spring 2014 Research Activities

Lectures, Symposia & Workshops

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Workshop on Byzantine art at the SRII 27 March 2014

Organised and chaired by Ivana Jevtic and Cecilia Olovsdotter  

This workshop brings together four scholars working on images and their modes of expression in Byzantine art, from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantine period. They will share their ongoing research on two key creative processes in art: representation and narration. The aim is to explore how those processes shape the pictorial discourse and to discuss essential aspects of image-making and image viewing in Byzantine culture.  

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Welcome Önver Cetrez!

The next SRII Deputy Director

Önver Cetrez

Sune Persson, docent i statsvetenskap, Göteborg. Minnesord

Sune Persson

Docenten och Mellanösternkännaren Sune Persson har avlidit i en ålder av 75 år. Han efterlämnar hustrun Aase, samt barnen Anne och Karin med familjer.

Summer School 2014

Human Rights – A Recurrent History
Istanbul 14 - 27 June

Set in Istanbul, this summer course offers students from the Nordic countries and Turkey a unique possibility to deepen their knowledge of the concept of human rights together with an international group of scholars. Our aim is to go beyond the Eurocentric narrative of how human rights have evolved by investigating legal traditions, political transformations and philosophical developments in both Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Students acquire an in-depth understanding of the ways in which human rights have been understood, institutionalised and contested, with special reference to the Nordic countries and Turkey. We also discuss the possibilities and limitations we are faced with in the current global discourses of human rights.

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The SRII 2013 Eastern Turkey Seminar (ETS) - a Report

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Hasankeyf - a meeting-place for Silk Road traders and other travelers

Commemorative words (in Swedish) on Professor Tord Olsson

Former research manager at SRII, who passed away on 14 May, 2013

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NEW BOOK FROM SRII PARTNER ON

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics

One of the chapters deals with Turkey, who was just recently accepted as a dialogue partner with the SCO (“Rethinking Regional Organization: Turkey and the SCO”). This volume was produced and edited within the framework of Stockholm Int. Program for Central Asian Studies (SIPCAS) under the supervision of SRII Director, Professor Birgit Schlyter. Funding was provided by The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), Stockholm. The final book was published by Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen.

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Isveç Arastirma Enstitüsünde bir Edebiyat Gecesi

The Turkish newspaper Vatan writes on 29 October, 2012:

Livaneli’nin kitabına Nobel başkanından övgü

Zülfü Livaneli’nin ödüllü kitabı ‘Engereğin Gözü’ İsveççe’ye çevrilip yayımlandı. Nobel Komitesi Baş-kanı Westberg, kitaptan çok etkilendiğini söyledi. 
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Yazar ve müzisyen Zülfü Livaneli’nin, 1996’da yayımlanan ve 1997 Balkan Edebiyat Ödülü’nü kazanmış romanı ‘Engereğin Gözü’ İsveççe’ye çevrildi. Kitabın İsveç’te yayımlanması nedeniyle, Beyoğlu’ndaki İsveç Araştırma Enstitüsü’nde okuma toplantısı düzenlendi. İsveç’in tanınmış yayınevi Sorgenfrei-Molin tarafından yayınlanan Engereğin Gözü’nün okuma toplantısına Zülfü Livaneli dışında, İsveç Akademisi Nobel Komite Başkanı Per Westberg, İsveç İstanbul Başkonsolosu Torel Stiernlöf, İsveç İstanbul eski Başkonsolosu Kai Falkman, İsveç Araştırma Enstitüsü Başkanı Prof. Dr. Birgit Schlyter, kitabın İsveçli yayıncıları Simon Sorgenfrei ve Lars Molin katıldı.

İsveç günlerini anlattı

Kitapları dünyada 32 dile çevrilen Zülfü Livaneli romanın yazım aşamasını, beş yıl yaşadığı İsveç’teki günlerini ve edebiyata bakışını okuma toplantısına katılan konuklara anlattı. İsveç Akademisi Nobel Komite Başkanı Per Westberg, Livaneli’nin kitabından çok etkilendiğini söyledi. Westberg, “Esaslı bir kitap. 17. yüzyıl Osmanlısı’nı anlatan, insanın içine işleyen, ruhunda dolaşan hatta rüyalarına girecek kadar güçlü bir etkisi olan bir roman. Livaneli’nin ‘ben’ olarak anlattığı öykü doğunun mistik derinliklerini hissettiren, adeta Binbir Gece Masalları’nın büyüsüne sizi sokan bir epik masal. Türk edebiyatının böylesine çağdaş bir kaleminin İsveççe’ye çevrilmesi de, İsveç’in kazanımıdır. Livaneli’nin diğer kitaplarının da ülkemde yayımlanmasını heyecanla bekleyeceğim” dedi.

Swedish Research in Istanbul during 50 years

Published in Universitetsläraren October 2012

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