summer semester 2019
Foreign Policy and Political Economy
Seminar: Central Area Culture/ WPM 1: Regieren in Europa / WPM 4: Stadt, Region und Grenze in Europa / WPM 6: Wirtschaftspolitik in Europa Block location: HG 201b, Seminar start: 03.06.2019 This course aims at the discussion of the main topics and discussions of Foreign Policy Analysis and Political Economy in relation to each other. In this framework, basic topics such as State, Capital, Production, National Interest, Domination, Exploitation, Hegemony, Regional Integration, Security, Conflict, Cooperation, Welfare will be discussed with a multidimensional and critical approach. Particular focus will be on the EU and the Republic of Turkey. Notes on the course/the block seminar: Registration until 15. April at email@example.com Dates: Mon 03.06.19 2pm - 6pm (HG 201b) | Tue 06.06.19 2pm - 6pm (HG 201b) | Thu 13.06.19 2pm - 6pm (HG 104) | Mon 17.06.19 2pm - 6pm (HG 201b) | Thu 20.06.19 2pm - 6pm (HG 201b) | Mon 24.06.19 2pm - 6pm (HG 201b) | Thu 27.06.19 2pm - 6pm (HG 201b)
winter semester 2018/2019
Theory and Practice of Studies on Cultural Diversity in Istanbul
Seminar: Zentral Area Culture / WPM 3: Migration, Ethnizität, Ethnozentrismus / WPM 5: Kultur, Geschichte & Gesellschaft in Europa
Thu, bi-weekly, 10am - 2pm Uhr location: AM 203, Seminar start: 18.10.2018
This course will deal with the cultural diversity in Istanbul within its political, socio-economic and historical context by focusing on the theoretical and conceptual framework and methodological basis of any possible academic research on cultural diversity in the metropolis. The course will start with discussions on concepts like culture(s), cultural groups, ethnicity, cultural diversity, multiculturalism, migration, assimilation, etc. within the broader context of modernization, globalization and collective identities. After some deliberations on the historical process of rapid change in the cultural diversity of the city from the late Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic, we will mainly deal with the contemporary confessional and linguistic plurality and especially with research on ‘linguistic landscape’, ‘city branding’, ‘nation branding’, demography, ‘netnography’ (ethnography on Internet), plural media studies, and ‘cultinary’ (culinary cultural diversity). On the methodological level, we will deal with ethnographic research and fieldwork in a complex mega city like Istanbul by problematizing the use of qualitative research methods such as oral history, participatory observation and in-depth interviews. Together with a term paper to be submitted at the end of the semester, attendance and active participation will play decisive role in the assessment of students in this course.
Notes on the course/the block seminar: English Registration by October 15th, 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment: Attendance: % 20 Active participation: %10 Written assignment: %70 3 ECTS – an article summary of approx. 4 pages 6 ECTS – a critical book review AND a short paper of altogether approx. 12 pages 9 ECTS – an essay of approx. 25 pages
summer semester 2017
Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy
Seminar: Central Area Politics, WPM 5
Monday and Thursday, 2pm - 6pm, location: AM 204, GD 04, seminar start: 08.06.2017
The course will cover current issues of Turkey’s foreign policy of the last decade. The lectures will deal with major international developments in the adjacent regions having particular relevance for Turkey's foreign policy agenda. The lectures are geared to have students developed a comprehensive understanding of and critical perspective for current issues of Turkey's foreign policy. The course will pay special attention to Turkey’s policies to the developments in Middle East following US occupation of Iraq in 2003 and uprisings which broke out in the early part of 2011. Students are strongly recommended to attend classes and read the weekly assignments to participate in-class discussions. Given the velocity of developments, students might be given and be held responsible for additional reading material.
summer semester 2015
Press Freedom in Turkey
Block, Monday, 01.06. from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, 08.06., 15.06., 22.06 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Wednesday, 03.06., 10.06., 17.06., 24.06. from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, location: , Seminarstart: 01.06.2015. This course divided into a 2-h introductory session, plus 7 regular 3-h sessions (taught twice a week) between 1 and 25 June 2015.
This course investigates the democracy crisis, media, power and hegemony relations in contemporary Turkey. We will first examine political and cultural foundations of Turkish modernization, westernization and Europeanization. We will then look at the pathways towards the EU relations within the context of media, democracy and politics. Finally, we will explore the consequences threatening the foundations of modern democracy in Turkey including freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of information.
public lecture: 09.06.2015, 6pm-7.30pm, location: HG 109 (Senate Hall in HG)
summer semester 2014
Turkish Cultural Policy in the European Context
Public Lecture: 04.06.2014, 4.00pm - 6.00pm, location: HG 109 (Senate Hall in HG)
start: 02.06.2014, 10.00am-1.00pm, location: Stephanssaal (Postbuilding)
summer semester 2013
Contemporary Debates on Turkey and the European Union
Prof. Ayhan Kaya
start: 04.06.13, 4.00pm-8.00pm, location: Logenhaus LH 101/102
The Ideology of Islamophobism in the West: Ruling the Masses in the Age of Neoliberalism
04.06.2013, 6.00pm-8.00pm, Senatssaal (HG 109)
winter semester 2011/2012
Istanbul in Anthropological Perspective
Wednesday and Friday, 19.October – 11.November 2011, Wednesday 4.15pm-7:30pm, HG 217, friday 11:15am-2:30pm, GD 201
This course focuses on the demographic, social, political and cultural transformations that Istanbul underwent during the 20th century, set in the context of the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent Turkish Republic, considering the city both as it has been experienced and as viewed from a more distanced analytic perspective. Istanbul grew from a city of approximately 1 million in 1900 to nearly 12 million in 2000. It was transformed from the capital of a polyglot, multi-ethnic Islamic empire into the financial, commercial and cultural center of the more monolithic and secular republic. This political, economic and cultural transformation was accompanied by fundamental changes in the urban fabric. Throughout the century many of those who knew and loved Istanbul bemoaned a loss of something essential to the city. On the other hand, for the millions who moved to the city from Anatolia and elsewhere, especially after the 1950s, Istanbul was a haven and a vehicle for mobility and a new life. Striking contrasts in wealth and life styles characterize the city today. Readings are selected from a variety of disciplines with the goal of more fully grasping what Istanbul was during this period of rapid and unprecedented upheaval and change.