Book Launch & Lecture: People’s Houses (Halk Evleri): Local negotiations of reform in early Republican Turkey | by Dr. Alexandros Lamprou

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February 25, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Political History / Studies

People’s Houses (Halk Evleri): Local negotiations of reform in early Republican Turkey | A BIAA-TAA Lecture by Dr. Alexandros Lamprou

The British institute at Ankara in collaboration with the Turkish-American Association cordially invites you to the lecture and book Launch by Dr. Alexandros Lamprou (Ankara University): People’s Houses (Halk Evleri): Local negotiations of reform in early Republican Turkey

Thursday 25 February 2016 | 19:00 to 21:00 - Turkish-American Association presentation room (Cinnah cad. 20, Kavaklıdere, Ankara)
Dr. Alexandros Lamprou will present research results from his recently published book (I.B Tauris 2015) that examines social change and state-society relations during the early republican period of Turkish history. Through the study of the 'People's Houses' (1932-1950), community centres the Republican People's Party operated in most cities and towns, the book looks at how ordinary people experienced and negotiated the reforms and how this process contributed to the shaping of social identities. The book moves away from a traditional state-oriented approach that saw the early republican state as the prime if not sole instigator of change. Instead it shifts our attention to the population's participation in the process of reform.

Prof. Dr. Elif Ekin Akşit Vural (Ankara University) will offer her commentary as a discussant.
Dr. Alexandros Lamprou teaches in the Faculty of Languages, History and Geography, Ankara University. He has formerly taught Turkish history at the University of Crete and holds a PhD from the University of Leiden. His research interests include letter and petition-writing and state-society relations during the Early Republican Period in Turkey. He is currently working on Greek refugees to Turkey during WW II.
The event is co-organised by the British Institute at Ankara and the Turkish-American Association. The talk will be in English, followed by a commentary, a Q&A session, and a small reception.

This is event is open to all. Registration required. Please email to reserve your place stating your name, affiliation, address and contact number/email

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Dr. Leonidas Karakatsanis
Assistant Director | The British Institute at Ankara
Tahran Caddesi 24, Kavaklidere
Ankara TR-06700
Tel.: +90 312 4275487

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