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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

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‘1914-1918-The Centenary of World War’ – 4th International Canakkale Biennial

Dr. Ergin Cavusoglu, Professor of Contemporary Art, School of Art and Design at Middlesex University will be showcasing his collaborative work previously shown at the 4th International Canakkale Biennial,  at the Symposium on Turkey on Friday 10th October 2014.

The Biennial provided an open communication and a collaboration platform for the international community that enabled a comprehensive revaluation of the impacts of 1st World War and the 20th century at local, national and international levels on today’s political configuration and the historical geography of the Ottoman Empire.

The biennial had invited those artists and experts who are mostly prominent with their specific works of art interpreting the consequences of war and peace cycles and the following political, economical, social and cultural consequences in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasia and in the Middle-East.

The conceptual framework of the artist’s work (image shown above) is twofold: one screen presents the shipwrecks of the fleet of the Allies, Lundy, Louis and Barge that were sunk in their approach to the strait of Dardanelles in Turkey during the ‘Gallipoli Campaign’ of World War One. The second one shows the bustle of contemporary vessels crisscrossing the blue waters above. The edit of the footage implies that the battleships perished along the same axis one following the other. Through a very particular filming technique of vertically scanning the seabed and the waters above, the work endeavours to signify the importance of the act of sombre remembrance and reconciliation. From an unfamiliar bird’s eye perspective, the camera tracks slowly over the length of the shipwrecks revealing decaying remnants that are both hauntingly beautiful and menacing.

Dr. Ergin Cavusoglu video work of art will be showcased at the Symposium on Turkey on Friday 10th October.

To attend this free event simply register at Eventbrite.