International Praxis Conference on Cultural Memory and Coexistence

18 March 201109:00-09:20 Registration
09:20-09:40 Welcome Messages
Prof. Dr. Şerif Ali Tekalan (Rector)
Prof. Dr. Edibe Sözen
Doç. Dr. Ali Murat Yel (Chair – Department of Sociology )
09:40-10:20 Keynote Speech, Paul Connerton, “The Birth of Memories from the Spirit of Mourning”
Panel 1 10.30-12.00
The Legacy of Cosmopolitanism and Coexistence
  Chair, Önder Çetin, Fatih University
  Tuğba Kibar, Fatih University, “Coexistence in Abstract Space: The Case of Balat”
  James Koranyi, University of St. Andrews, “Searching for Banat: The legacy of cosmopolitanism in Romania and Serbia”
  Elena Trubina, Ural State University, “On emergence of cosmopolitan memory in the on-line discussions of the past wars”
12:00-13:30 Lunch
Film Presentation 1 10.30-12:00
Untold Stories
Panel 2 13:30-15:30
Revisiting Memories, Widening Space for Dialogue
  Chair, Tahir Abbas, Fatih University
  Emilio Distrettti, University of Portsmouth, “The steele of Axum and Italy’s colonial legacy: All that remains in the land of ‘amnesia’”
  Mneesha Gellman, Northwestern University, Chicago, “Framing Memory: The role of apology and dialogue in Turkey’s democratization process”
  Nahid Afrose Kabir, Harvard University, “Muslims in Australia: Cultural Memories and Coexistence, 1901-2010”
  John Poulter, Leeds Trinity University College, “Remembering War, Building Peace: The Role of Remembrance of the First WW in the Peace Process in Northern Ireland”
Film Presentation 2 13:30-15:30
Colors of Cultural Diversity
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Panel 3 16:00-17:30
Constructing the Self and the Other
  Chair, Ali Murat Yel, Fatih University
  Cristian Cercel, Durham University, “Social Memory and Romanian Germans”
  Önder Çetin, Fatih University, “The Bosnian Ulama cultivating peace through negotiation of cultural memory”
  M. Merjem Zukić, University of Zenica, “Quranic cultural memory of the Bosniaks”
Film Presentation 3, 16:00-17:30
Longing for İstanbul
18:30-20:00 Welcome Dinner
19 March 2011  
09:00-09:40 Keynote Speech, Astrid Erll, “The City and Transcultural Memory”
09:40-10:00 Coffee Break
Panel 4 10:00-12:00
The City and Topographies of Memory
  Chair, Astrid Erll, Frankfurt Goethe University
  Anita Bakshi, University of Cambridge, “Nicosia’s Buffer Zone: Topographies of Memory”
  Irene Iliopoulou, TU Berlin, “A city, a map and a Green Line: Invisible Borders in Mind”
  Aida Murtić, University of Sarajevo, “Material presence of memory and coexistence”
Film Presentation 4, 10:00-11:30
The Cretans of Our Neighbourhood
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Panel 5 13:00-14:30
Sites of Memory
  Chair, Charles Allen Scarboro, Fatih University
  Sharon Ackerman, TU Delft, “The Turkish Tea Garden: exploring a ‘Third Space’ with cultural resonances”
  Bo Dahl Hermansen, University of Copenhagen, “Petra as Locus of Memory: Reconciliation of Conflicting Interests?”
  Marek Tamm, Tallinn University, “Negotiating the Contested Past: Mnemonic Communities and War Monuments in Contemporary Estonia”
Film Presentation 5,13:00-14:30
Adakale- I Have A Lot To Say
14:30-14:50 Coffee Break
Panel 6 15:00-16:30
Constructing and Deconstructing Memories through Arts
  Chair, Mohamed Bakari, Fatih University
  Sami Everett, SOAS, University of London, “Memories and practices of North African belonging”
  Fouad Mami, University of Algiers, “Ma’atic Beauty: Ethics and Aesthetics of Ancient Egyptians in Ayi Kwei Armah’s Osiris Rising and KMT”
  Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Lund University, “Coming to terms with anti-Semitism in the post-Communist Poland: Analysis of two public debates in 2000 and 2008”
Film Presentation 6, 15:00-16:15
The Wall
16:30-16:50 Coffee Break
Panel 7 17.00- 18.30
Visualizing  Memory, Deconstructing Coexistence
  Chair, Nil Mutluer, Fatih University
  Fidelma Ashe, The University of Ulster, “Gender, Memory and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland”
  Özgür Çiçek, SUNY Binghamton, “The Fictive Archive: Kurdish Filmmaking in Turkey”
  Emily Makaš, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, “Memories of Coexistence in the Museum of Sarajevo”
18:30-19:00 Leyla Neyzi, Concluding Remarks
19:00-20:30 Dinner