Calendar

09/04/2018

Labraunda Day

Seminar @ SRII

05/04/2018

Anatolian Landscapes

Conference @ IFEA

08/12/2017

Public Space Mobilization and its Consequences

Seminar @ Bogazici University

02/11/2017

Ideas, Persons, and Transfers: Russian-Turkish Interaction Between 1917 - 2017

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

31/10/2017

Romani Studies at SRII

Seminar @ SRII

24/10/2017

Turkiye´de Kapital Cevirilerinin Macerasi

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

18/10/2017

Battleship Potemkin in History and in the Movie

Autumn Lecture @ Cezayir Salonu

20/04/2017

Exile, Political and Economic Migration in the Ottoman Empire

Conference @ CEZAYIR Toplanti Salonu

07/02/2017

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

29/11/2016

Transformations of public space

Seminar @ SRII

23/11/2016

Ethnographic research on historical knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

Jarring Lecture @ Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm

08/11/2016

A City Altered by the Population Exchange

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

07/11/2016

A Study on Existential Meaning- Making Coping with Cancer

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

03/11/2016

Today Talks: Borders, Nations, Citizens

Seminar @ SRII

01/11/2016

Ottoman Monuments in Kavala

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

Images of the Past - Kavala & Its Region

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

An Overview of the History of Kavala (end of the 14th c - 1912)

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

24/10/2016

Old Oaks in Turkey – an unknown treasure

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

13/10/2016

Syrien i Sverige

Conference @ Etnografiska muséet

13/10/2016

Today Talks: Nomads & Wanderers

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

29/09/2016

Today Talks: Crossing Borders

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

20/05/2016

Beyond Rome

Conference @ Stockholm

17/03/2016

Today Talks: Memory of Things

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/03/2016

How Can Religion Contribute to Peace in Cyprus?

Spring Lecture @ SRII

11/02/2016

Today Talks: Fact & Fiction

Seminar @ SRII

02/02/2016

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

03/12/2015

SRII Seminar - Internet Suzerainty

Seminar @ SRII

05/11/2015

Symbolic Aspects of Architecture

Conference @ SRII

27/10/2015

Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/10/2015

Today Talks - Ideas on the Roads

Seminar @ SRII

13/10/2015

Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion - Two States?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/10/2015

Backwards into the Future: Erdogan´s New Turkey

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

14/09/2015

Assessing Urban Expansion of Istanbul 2000-2013

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

04/06/2015

SRII Seminar - Den Levande Kakelplattan

Seminar @ SRII

21/05/2015

Today Talks - Personal Space & Invasion of Privacy

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/05/2015

The Revival of Pagan Cult Sites in Late Antiquity

Spring Lecture @ SRII

28/04/2015

IDP Business Meeting

Workshop @ SRII

14/04/2015

Istanbul ´s Urban Heritage: Protection and Threats

Spring Lecture @ SRII

03/03/2015

Swedish-Turkish Relations Today

Spring Lecture @ SRII

12/02/2015

Today Talks -Modern Day Traditions

Seminar @ SRII

05/02/2015

Today Talks - Technology and Education

Seminar @ SRII

03/02/2015

Welcome Reception

Seminar @ SRII

29/01/2015

Today Talks - Faith and Tolerance

Seminar @ SRII

12/01/2015

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

08/01/2015

Today Talks - Gendered VS Queered Design

Seminar @ SRII

12/12/2014

Rhetoric and Politics

Occasional Lecture @ SRII

11/12/2014

Today Talks - LGBT; Why? When? Where?

Seminar @ SRII

13/11/2014

Today Talks - Istanbul, city of migrants

Seminar @ SRII

14/10/2014

The 2014 Jarring Lecture

Jarring Lecture @ SRII

11/10/2014

SILK ROAD SYMPOSIUM

Conference @ SRII

23/09/2014

In Science (Alone) We Trust?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/06/2014

New Religiosities and Science

Workshop @ Workshop @ Orient-Institut Istanbul

14/06/2014

Summer school 2014

Master's Course @ SRII

23/05/2014

Klassisk arabiska: Modersmål eller orakelmål?

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

20/05/2014

Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/05/2014

Edebiyat Atölyesi

Workshop @ SRII

09/05/2014

Polygonal columns in ancient Greek architecture

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

15/04/2014

International Relations in Historical Perspective

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/04/2014

Today Talks - Türkiye´de Kadin Üzerine:

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

08/04/2014

Literary History

Spring Lecture @ SRII

07/03/2014

Gendered Violence as Legal Constructions:

Seminar @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

06/03/2014

Today Talks - Today´s Public Space

Seminar @ SRII

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

10/12/2013

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

For past events, see Events

Senior Research Fellows

 

Cecilia Olovsdotter,PhD Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Fellow, Swedish Research Institute

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Tel: +90 (0) 212-252 41 19      

E-mail: ceciliao@sri.org.tr 

Dr Cecilia Olovsdotter is a Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Fellow at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, where she conducts the project Victoria Romana in late-antique visual culture: tradition and transformation in the representation of victory, empire and eternity, c. 250-700. The project investigates the prominent function of the Roman victory goddess, Victoria, in Late-Roman and Early-Byzantine visual culture, focussing on the representational and contextual diversification and functional universality that characterise her image and nature in the last transformative centuries of the Roman Empire.

Cecilia Olovsdotter received her doctorate in Classical archaeology and ancient history from the University of Gothenburg, where she defended her PhD dissertation on the consular diptychs in 2003, published in a slightly revised version as The consular image. An iconological study of the consular diptychs (Oxford) in 2005; she also holds an MA degree in art history. In 2005-2006 she was a Post-doctoral Fellow in archaeology at the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome with the project The sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia at Praeneste: a study of the correlations between architectural structure and cultic function, a project she subsequently developed further during a sojourn as Visiting Scholar at the Department of Classics, University of Texas at Austin in 2007-2009. Between 2010 and 2014, Olovsdotter conducted the project Virtue, status, immortality: on the applications and meanings of architectural motifs in Late Roman and Early Byzantine imagery (c. 180-600) as part of a Senior Research Fellowship at the SRII, co-funded by the Bank of Sweden  Tercentenary Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

Olovsdotter’s research interests revolve around Roman and Early Byzantine commemorative — triumphal, official, funerary — and religious art and architecture (2nd c. BCE-7th c. CE), with a special emphasis on repertorial, structural and contextual aspects of Roman and late-antique image composition: the development of context-specific vs. universal iconographies in Roman art tradition; continuities in the visual language of power, status, immortality and eternity (transcendence) between secular—religious and polytheistic—Christian contexts and over time; and the systematic employment of symbolic motifs, configurations and conformations in Roman and Early Byzantine art and architecture.

https://srii.academia.edu/CeciliaOlovsdotter

Publications

Olovsdotter, C., The consular image. An iconological study of the consular diptychs, (BAR S 1376), Oxford 2005.

Olovsdotter, C., ’Konsulardiptychon’, in Der heilige Schatz im Dom zu Halberstadt, H. Meller, I. Mundt & B.E.H. Schmul (eds), Regensburg 2008, 164-165.

Olovsdotter, C., ‘Representing consulship: on the conception and meanings of the consular diptychs’, Opuscula 4, 2011, 99-124.

Olovsdotter, C., ‘Anastasius’ I consuls: ordinary consulship and imperial power in the consular diptychs from Constantinople’, Valör. Konstvetenskapliga studier 1-2, 2012, 33-47.

Olovsdotter, C., ‘Kejsarmakt och stat i tidigbysantinsk tid: konsulardiptykerna från Konstantinopel’, Dragomanen. Årsskrift för Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul / Annual of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul 13, 2011, 46-53.

Olovsdotter, C., ‘Arkitektursymbolik i senromersk och tidigbysantinsk bildkonst’, Dragomanen. Årsskrift för Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul / Annual of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul 14, 2012, 157-166.

Olovsdotter, C., ‘”To illustrate the history of art.” John Brampton Philpot’s photographic collection and the study and mediation of late antique and early medieval ivories in the mid nineteenth century’, in J. Papp & B. Chiesi (eds), John Brampton Philpot’s photographs of fictile ivory / John Brampton Philpot fényképsorozata elefántcsont faragványok másolatairó, Budapest 2016, 43-54 / 109-122.

Olovsdotter, C., ‘Victory universal and eternal: prolegomena to the study of Victoria Romana in late-antique visual culture’ (forthcoming)

Olovsdotter, C., Virtue, status, immortality: conceptions, functions and meanings of architectural motifs in Late Roman and Early Byzantine visual culture (c. 180-700) (in preparation)

Olovsdotter, C. (ed.), Bridging spheres: new perspectives on abstraction and symbolism in Late Roman and Early Byzantine visual culture (in preparation)

Olovsdotter, C., ‘Architecture and the spheres of the universe in late antique art’, in C. Olovsdotter (ed.), Bridging spheres: new perspectives on abstraction and symbolism in Late Roman and Early Byzantine visual culture (in preparation)

Olovsdotter, C., ‘The sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia at Praeneste: towards a new synthesis of the evidence’ (in preparation)

 

N. Ela GOKALP ARAS, Ph.D.

Tel: +90.530.6900647

E-mail: ela.gokalparas@sri.org.tr

https://srii.academia.edu/NElaGokalpAras

ela_gokalparas_seniorresearchfellow.jpg - 325x155 pxDr. N. Ela Gokalp Aras joined Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII) as a Senior Research Fellow in January 2017 and she started to work as a Senior Researcher and Principle Investigator of RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond Project (Horizon2020) by December 2017. She will be conducting her research activities; in particular, her longitudinal research that focuses on the externalisation of the EU’s immigration and asylum policy and its implications for Turkey with a specific focus on irregular and mass migration along with other search and publication activities as a part of RESPOND project.

She is also the Director of the Migration Research Centre of the Association of Development, Migration and Social Policies (DEMIS-MIREC). She has B.A. degree in International Relations from Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University (2000) and M.Sc. (2005) in Sociology from Middle East Technical University. She obtained Ph.D. Degree in Sociology, from Middle East Technical University in 2013 with the dissertation titled, A Multi-level and Multi-Sited Analysis of the European Union’s Immigration and Asylum Policy Concerning Irregular Transit Migration and Its Implications for Turkey. During her PhD. Research, she was awarded with the Jean Monnet Scholarship for 2010-2011 academic year in 2010. 

She holds over seven years of experience in academic and institutional research. Previously, she has worked as a lecturer and assistant professor at international relations departments of different universities in Turkey. Her research and teaching focus on the European integration, EU-Turkey relations, comparative migration and refugee policies (in particular the EU and Turkish asylum and immigration policies), international migration (irregular and transit) and asylum regimes, border management, citizenship, security (in particular human security), international organizations, international human rights, research and project management and EU-Turkey financial cooperation and projects. She has been publishing many articles in high impact national and international journals, chapters in several edited national and international books and policy briefs.

In addition, she has worked within national and international projects, in particular within the EU, Un and the World Bank funded projects and has over seventeen years of experience in the field of project management. 

Selected Publications

  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (forthcoming/2018).  “Yeniden Muzakere Edilen Egemenlik ve Sinirlar Baglaminda Uluslararasıi Goc ve Guvenliklestirme”, in Uluslararası İliskiler Disiplininde Goc, Suna Gulfer Ihlamur-Oner and Aslı Sirin Oner (eds.), Istanbul: Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayinları.
  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (2017). “The Syrian Diaspora in Contemporary Turkey: From Refugee Crisis to Minority Problem”, in Political Communication Research, Ulrike Klinger, Uta Rußmann and Markus Rohmberg (eds.). LIT Verlag: Berlin, p. 321-336. (with Eduardo Jose Chemin)
  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (2016). “Biyopolitik Bir Nufus Politikasi olarak Avrupa Birligi’nin Duzensiz Goc Rejimi ve Sinirlarda Olum Siyaseti”, Nufusbilim/ the Turkish Journal of Population Studies, Migration Special Issue, 2016 (36), p. 67-102. (indexed in Population Index, POPLINE/POPulation information online)
  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (2016). “From Assertive to Opportunist Usage of Mass Migration: Turkey’s Respond for the Syria Refugee Crisis”, in Turkish Migration Policy Book, İbrahim Sirkeci and Barbara Pusch (eds), London: Transnational Press London, p. 91-127.  (with Zeynep Sahin Mencutek)
  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (2016). “A Bio-political Governance: The European Union’s Policy on Irregular Transit Migration at the Borders”, in International Political Economy: Multilateralism in Global Governance: Formal and Informal Institutions, Assel Tutumlu and Gaye Gungor (eds.), Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 195-235.
  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (2016). “Externalization of the EU’s Policy on Irregular Migration: The Case of Turkey”, in EU and Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities, Annette Freyberg-Inan (eds.), Munich: Nomos Publishing, pp. 115-143. (with Zeynep Sahin-Mencutek)
  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (2015). “The International Migration and Foreign Policy Nexus: The Case of Syrian Refugee Crisis and Turkey”, Migration Letters, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 193-208 (with Zeynep Sahin-Mencutek) (indexed in EBSCO, ProQuest etc.)
  • Gokalp-Aras, N. E. (2015). “Readmission Agreement between EU and Turkey: A Case of Conditionality”, Gediz University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Newsletter/ Commentary, Issue: March 2015, ISSN 2149-2085.
  • Gokalp, N. E. (2009). “Citizenship, European Union Citizenship and Youth”, in Solution Time for Employment Problem, Ekrem Ayalp (eds.) Kardelen Yayınevi, Ankara, pp. 74-110.
  • Gokalp, N. E. (eds.) (2006). “On the Transnational Education for Adult Migrants”, in New Approaches in Education of Adult Migrants, Kardelen, Ankara.  

Selected Project

  • Oct. 2015- Oct. 2018 (Izmir, Turkey), Researcher and Trainer, “Youth Entrepreneurship” Project funded TÜBİTAK 1601 Support Programme for Increasing Capacity of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Area.
  • Sept. 2013- Sept. 2014 (Izmir, Turkey), Project Coordinator, “Glocal Understanding of Forced Migration” Project funded by the European Union (EU).
  • Jan. 2012- Feb. 2013 (Izmir and Isparta, Turkey), Field Researcher and Trainer, “Civil Act for Refugee Rights Emancipation- CARE” Project funded by the EU.
  • July 2011- April 2012 (Izmir, Turkey), Project Consultant, “Act Together: NGOs Promoting Refugee Rights in Detention” Project funded by the EU.
  • Aug. 2006- August 2008 (Italy, Germany, Turkey, Lithuania, Austria), Field Researcher and Project Advisor, “Influence on Personal Access to Education for People with Migrant Background- PASS” Project, funded by the EU.
  • Aug. 2005- July 2006 (Denmark, Germany, Turkey), Project Coordinator, “Transnational Education for Adult Migrants- TEAM” Project, funded by the EU.
  • Feb.- May 2003 (Diyarbakir and Mardin, Turkey), Project Consultant and Project Regional Coordinator, “Early Childhood Development and Education Project in Twelve Provinces” Project, UNICEF- Middle East Technical University (METU).
  • Dec 2001- Jan 2002 (Bolu and Duzce, Turkey) Project Regional Coordinator, “Beneficiary Assessment for Social Solidarity Fund Project”, funded by the World Bank and conducted by the Middle East Technical University.

 

 

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