Academics in ‘Europe’ discuss the Ottoman Legacy

Britain’s leading academics teaching at Middlesex University organised a one-day “Turkey Symposium” in Europe the Ottoman’s “Legacies” were discussed.

30 years as a faculty member at the University of Middlesex, Dr. Mehmet Ali Dikerdem presented with some 20 prominent academics to discuss Turkey. As the Director of the Centre for Ideas, Professor Dana Arnold made the symposium’s opening speech.

While discussing the Ottoman Heritage Dr. Emma Dick “the Ottomans re-fashioning” exhibited by the Ottoman Golden Age of the textile and clothing laid out with photographs. Cemil Ipekci’s creations outweigh the Ottoman costumes filled out a slide show.

Bharain Mac An Bhreithiún-Bertapelli, “the Ottoman heritage of the Balkans in the City” described Sarajevo and Bucharest from the streets and gave examples of Sarajevo’s political graffiti, the Turkish Muslim Bosniaks effect and Turkey-Bosnia and close political relations were stressed.

keyif (Turkish) – the choice to enjoy life without hurrying”.

BBC in 2013 as the “The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors” series, the film director Mike Smith, talked about the impact of the Ottomans in Europe.

Dr. Tunç Aybak “The Geopolitical Turn in Turkish Foreign Policy: From Westernization to Grand Strategy” when processing, Keele University, Politics, International Relations and Philosophy Head of School Professor Bulent Gokay “Turkey’s new geopolitic innovations”.

Professor Graeme Evans and Dr. Ozlem Edizel “Space and Place in the Turkish Metropolis” issues while urbanisation in Istanbul, population, culture and discussed the developments in the industry.

Offering one of the most important film projects Ergin Cavusoglu work on submarines in the years 1914-1918, was noted.

Middlesex University’s Symposium dialogue on Turkey when describing the academic infrastructure Dr. Mehmet Ali Dikerdem, I have good relations with Middle East Technical University and Koç University that I have come into contact with. Discussions of Turkish schools in England for Kelami Dedezade in an article describing the left. Dr. Peter Ryan, raised the issue of mental health care in Turkey, Dr. Maggie Butt talked about academic partnerships.

Middlesex Univeristy in Hendon, Symposium started at 9.30am and ended at 5pm.

Written by Faruk Zabcı, Flas Haber Londra


Urban & Cultural Heritage – One Day Workshop

The workshop was very interesting and insightful. The multidisciplinary approach towards Urban and Cultural Heritage was particularly helpful and opens up immense research and funding possibilities. The tangible results including future workshops, conference and networking opportunities are of great use to new researchers.

Quote by Dr. Sumeetra Ramakrishnan

Insights into computational sciences – iTRUS Workshop

The iTRUS Workshop (Interdisciplinary Techniques to reduce Uncertainty in the Sciences) has brought together different research streams in the understanding, representation and manipulation of distinct sorts of uncertainty. They all converged towards the use of computational techniques or methods relevant to the computational sciences. But the range of areas covered was very diverse.

The first session focused on historical and philosophical themes:

Liesbeth de Mol (CNRS/Lille3) has focused on two approaches to computation in the historical evolution of Computer Science, symbolic logic and calculation.

Presentation: ADA_MDX_DeMol

Tomas Petricek (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge) presented 3 different ways in which programming deals with uncertainty: metaphors, formal models, implementations.

Presentation: ADA_MDX_Petricek

The second session focused on formal models:

Franco Raimondi (Middlesex University), in joint work with Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University) and Neha Rungta (NASA AMES) has presented a doxastic logic where probabilities are used to compute both subjective and objective uncertainty on the states of a system.

Presentation: ADA_MDX_Raimondi

Hykel Hosni (London School of Economics) gave a historical and conceptual overview of problems and methods developed to deal with uncertainty in fields such as probability theory, economics, game theory and positioned uncertainty in the larger scale of agent’s rationality.

Presentation: ADA_MDX_Hosni

The last session was dedicated to more application-oriented problems:

Florian Kammueller (Middlesex University), in joint work with Jaap Boender, Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University) and Marieta Georgieva Ivanova (IT Copenaghen) has presented a model of insider threats developed following Max Weber’s sociological theory and implemented in HOL/Isabelle.

Presentation: ADA_MDX_Kammueller

Chris Rooney (Middlesex University) has given an overview of the different sorts of data uncertainty that are dealt with in the fascinating  VISUAL ANALYTICS FOR SENSE-MAKING IN CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS Project (VALCRI) Project.

Presentation: VALCRI_Uncertainty_compressed

The inter-disciplinary of the meeting has been a crucial way of sharing insights across fields and problems. The collaboration between the School of Science & Technology at Middlesex University and CNRS/LIlle3 at the origin of this Workshop will continue with future events, on both sides of the Channel, and possibly with more structured collaborations in the future.

Written by Dr. Giuseppe Primiero