Gallipoli Campaign: History, Myth and National Imagination

Istanbul Medeniyet University in collaboration with the Australian National University, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Istanbul S. Zaim University, Turkish Historical Society and the Çanakkale Foundation invites scholars specializing in the Gallipoli Campaign to propose a paper for its Fourth International Symposium on Gallipoli to be held on March 15-18, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey

With the “Fourth International Symposium on Gallipoli”, Istanbul Medeniyet University intends to bring together international scholars of the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 including specialists from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Turkey. The main themes of the conference will be the social, economic and military aspects of the campaign particularly as they are reflected in archival documents, memoires, newspaper articles, visual art, literature, documentaries and films. It is expected that scholars will address the subject from a range of perspectives based on the original documents and primary sources. Papers from Ottoman and Byzantine periods will also be accepted especially if there is relevance to the period of the Gallipoli campaign.

A central aim of the Symposium is to bring together scholars who will address a broad range of approaches that the campaign has come to be associated with so as to develop new understandings of and perspectives on the campaign. The study of Gallipoli remains a high academic priority as it becomes more of a historical and social focal point.

We would be pleased if you could send us a 250-300 word abstract of your paper that reflects your methodology, sources used, main assumptions and a conclusion by 15 November 2014. You must also provide your title, full name, institutional affiliation, full address, email, telephone and fax numbers as well as a short professional biography. Please list any audio-visual equipment that you may need in presenting your paper.

We would request an electronic submission through filling an online application form that can be found on our website: http://www.canakkalevakfi.org.tr

Those who do not have access to electronic communication can send their abstract and other details mentioned above either through email, fax or post to the address below. We would appreciate if you could observe the deadline.

The final date of submission for the abstracts is November 15, 2014. The proposals will be evaluated and its authors will be informed of their acceptance by December 15, 2014. The final date of submission for the full text of the paper will be February 15, 2015.

The registration fee is $US100. This will cover the conference dinner, refreshments and all conference material. The Conference committee and sponsors will meet the cost of two days accommodation and meals of participants. Details of accommodation will be sent at a later date.

The conference website will be updated regularly for the participants and those who are interested in the symposium. Papers in English or Turkish will be welcomed.

Symposium Subjects:
Gallipoli Campaign: History, Legend, Memory and National Imagination
First World War, Ottoman Empire and Gallipoli Campaign
Land and Sea Wars of the Gallipoli Campaign
The Causes and Consequences of the Gallipoli Campaign
Military Strategies and Technologies used in the Gallipoli Campaign
Mustafa Kemal’s Role in the Gallipoli Campaign
The Loss of Human Capital in the Gallipoli Campaign
The Roles of Clergy and Religious Institutions in the Gallipoli Campaign
Media and Cinema and the Gallipoli Campaign
Gallipoli Campaign and Literature
Socio-Economics, and Culture of Gallipoli
And related other subjects

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Mehdi İlhan, Australian National University, Avustralia
İbrahim Güran Yumuşak, Çanakkale Foundation, Turkey

Symposium Scientific Board:
Ahmet Tabakoğlu, Marmara University, Turkey
Cezmi Erarslan, İstanbul University, Turkey
Elizabeth Minchin, Australian National University
Erol Özvar, Marmara University Turkey, Turkey
Halil İnalcık, Bilkent University, Turkey
Hayrunnisa Alan, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
Ibrahim Güran Yumuşak, Çanakkale Foundation, Turkey
James Piscatori, Durham University, United Kingdom
Lokman Erdemir, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Mehdi İlhan, Australian National University
Mehmet Bulut, Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Mete Tunçoku, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Muhammet Erat, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Mustafa Budak, Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry G. Directorate of State Archives
Mustafa Demir, Sakarya University, Turkey
Peter Londey, Australian National University
Zekeriya Kursun, Marmara University, Turkey

Symposium Honorary Board:
Hamit Okur, İstanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
Sedat Laçiner, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Mehmet Bulut, İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey
Mehmet Ali Beyhan, Turkish Historical Society, Turkey

Symposium Important Dates:
First Announcement of Symposium 15 May 2014
Second Announcement of Symposium 15 September 2014
Final Date for Submitting Abstracts 15 December 2014
Final Date for Submitting Full Texts 15 February 2015
Final Date for Registration 20 February 2015
Announcement of Congress Final Program 1 March 2015

Dr. M. Mehdi İlhan E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. İbrahim Güran Yumuşak E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.canakkalevakfi.org.tr


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