Instituto do Oriente
TURKEY AT 100: (DIS)CONTINUITIES AND (DIS)CONTENTS
Orient Institute, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
8-10 February 2023, Lisbon Venue: Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Program available here.
Call for Papers - CLOSED
At 100, the Turkish Republic is in a flux that is consequential for global affairs. From Atatürk’s laicism to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Yeni Türkiye [new Türkiye], the republic has gone through a dynamic series of changes that impacted its social, cultural, political and economic fabric. Emerged during the devastating aftermath of the Great War, the Republic has been a regional stage for competing nationalisms, domestic and international migrations and forced population movements, a critical arena of the Cold War politics, an economic and financial showcase for several phases of bust and boom, a vibrant civil society coupled with periods of coups and repression, pulsating democratic participation that coincide with stifling deep-state politics, and accompanying cultural complexities. Capturing such dynamism of this republic that bridges Middle East and Europe, calls for multi-layered evaluation of ideas and practices such as Republicanism, Democracy and Modernity in action, as well as interdisciplinary debates on the shifting undercurrents of the 21st century in terms of globalization, rise of authoritarianism, impact of climate change and episodes of massive resistance. To serve this end, the Institute of Social and Political Sciences (University of Lisbon, Portugal) is organising an international conference seeking to address the changes during the past 100 years in Turkey and future trajectories for the country.
This conference is the third in a series that began in 2014 with a very productive discussion on the Gezi Park protests that culminated in the publication of an edited volume (‘Everywhere Taksim’: Sowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi), followed by another in 2017, which led to the publication of two special issues, one in Mediterranean Quarterly and another in Turkish Studies in 2018.
We invite submissions on the following and related topics:
- Securitization and authoritarianism of the AKP rule
- Opposition and resistance
- Debates on the presidential system vs. the parliamentary system
- Competing nationalisms and negotiations of territorial sovereignty
- Turkish foreign policy in global context
- Prospects for EU accession
- Neoliberalism and state (re)-formation
- A new Constitution
- Issues of international and domestic migration
- Rights and freedoms
- Negotiating public space
- Art and creativity as resistance practices
- The 2023 general elections.
- Author name;
- email address;
- abstract in Word format;
- a short CV.
Acceptance notices will be sent by late September, 2022.
In case your abstract is accepted, a draft paper of around 8000 words is due two weeks prior to the beginning of the conference. We intend to compile an edited volume with the best papers to be published in the recently launched “Culture, Society and Political Economy in Turkey” book series with Peter Lang Academic Publishers, edited by Dr. Isabel David and Dr. Kumru F. Toktamis.
There is no fee for this conference. Please note that we are unable to provide any financial help to participants.
Instituto do Oriente of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences and LSE IDEAS from the The London School of Economics organized the Workshop “Reframing Asia, the Gulf and Africa through Geopolitics: the Indo Pacific and implications for global security”, that took place on 29th April 2022 at Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau (Lisbon).
The call for the award of 1 (one) research grant for PhD, in the areas of Political Science and International Relations, is open, between April 1 and May 2, 2022, within the scope of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences from the University of Lisbon (ISCSP-ULisboa). The grant will be financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol for the Financing of the Multiannual Plan for Research Grants for Doctoral Students, signed between FCT and the Instituto do Oriente R&D Unit Nº 4018.
For more information see the following link:
On March 15, IO researcher Luís Cunha analyzed in Diário de Notícias how the war in Ukraine affects China and its relations with Russia and America.
More information at: https://www.dn.pt/internacional/a-guerra-na-ucrania-desviou-as-atencoes-da-asia-pacifico-mas-a-situacao-geopolitica-continua-volatil-14680815. html
On March 10, IO researcher Isabel David was interviewed in the midnight newspaper of SIC Notícias to comment on Turkey's diplomatic role in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
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On March 4, IO researcher Luís Cunha participated in the "3 às 16" program of RTP3 channel to comment on China's position in the face of Russia's conflict with Ukraine.
Published on January 5th, Hoje Macau’s article “Instituto do Oriente | Criado podcast sobre a Ásia, com destaque para Macau” written by Andreia Sofia Silva talks about Instituto do Oriente new podcast “Asian Talks: Macau”, moderated by Carlos Piteira, researcher of the Instituto do Oriente.
On November 3rd, the RTP’s tv show ‘Sociedade Civil’ went on air with the participation of Professor Nuno Canas Mendes, President of the Orient Institute.