The British Empire and the Turkish Republic in the 1920s and 30s
Second workshop of the Britisih Institute at Ankara research project From Enemies to Allies: Turkey and Britain, 1914-1952
Churchill College, Cambridge, 31 March – 1 April 2017
From Enemies to Allies is a British Institute at Ankara research project investigating the relationship between Turkey and Britain from the First World War, when the two countries fought in opposing camps, until 1952, when Turkey joined Britain as a NATO ally. The first project workshop, on the two countries during the First World War, was held in Ankara in April 2016. We are now inviting speakers to submit abstracts for the second workshop, covering the 1920s and 1930s, which will take place at Churchill College Cambridge from 31 March-1 April 2017.
Themes and research questions include: The Turkish War of Independence, the Çanak Crisis and occupation of Istanbul; The negotiation and impact of the Treaty of Lausanne; The end of the Caliphate in Turkey and the British Empire; Turkey in British Middle Eastern Policy; Secularism, the women's movement, and Ataturk’s Reforms; The Mosul Dispute; Kurdish nationalism in Turkey and Iraq.
Confirmed speakers: Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith, Professor Richard Toye.
We invite scholars interested in taking part in the project to submit proposals for papers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be considered both on their merits and on their relevance to the project as a whole, and we apologise in advance if we are unable to accept all proposals. If you are interested in offering a paper, we would ask you to submit an abstract of 250 words and a short statement explaining the relevance of your proposal to the project. Please do so by 7 January 2017.