THE WOMEN’S LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTER FOUNDATION
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
ON THE CENTENARY OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC
WOMEN OF THE REPUBLIC- “THE REPUBLIC OF WOMEN”
27th-29th October 2023
The International Symposium on the Centenary of the Turkish Republic: Women of the Republic - “The Republic of Women” organized by the Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation and The University of Beykoz, will take place in 27-29 October 2023 and will accept applications and abstracts via email@example.com until December 31, 2022.
The Symposium will take place either face to face or online according to the conditions due to the COVID -19 pandemic and the facilities at hand. Papers can be presented in Turkish or in English.
The gender and women’s studies in Turkey are based on a rich theoretical background and present a dynamic character and plurality. Based on this accumulated knowledge, this symposium aims to create space for women to make an assessment of the Republic, taking both the current and the historical perspectives into account. With the instruments and critical approach provided by the gender and women’s studies, we will elaborate on the historical, social, cultural, economic, political, religious and artistic contexts in interaction with each other and look at the gains and the lines of tension created by the Republic. We see this symposium, which will also be open to international participation, as a valuable opportunity for women to read and re-assess their historical and social experiences during the different periods of the Republic. We encourage young participants from various disciplines to take part in this symposium, where we will speak about the Turkish Republic at its centenary, with new and original studies that will further diversify the rich research background in the field of gender and women's studies. We expect the participants to give paper proposals that have not been presented in other scientific meetings or published elsewhere. We invite you to recount women’s contribution to the social transformation in the Republican period; their gains, empowerment and success stories besides the struggles they have fought, the obstacles they have faced, i.e. their demands, their solutions for women’s rights and equality; and also express their protests, hopes and wishes.
Submission of abstracts and full papers:
The paper proposals should be based on new and original research and studies and should not have been presented in previous scientific occasions, or published before. The research question and the study that the paper will be based on should be clearly written in the abstract. The main aim of the paper, the research methodology and the sources of data should be clearly explained. The arguments or theses of the paper and its novel contribution to the research area should be clarified based on the empirical research findings or other sources (such as historical documents, archival sources, oral history etc.) and in relation to the current research knowledge in the area. Besides the individual papers, proposals for other types of presentation such as poster presentation, panels, round table discussion sessions, and workshops are also welcome to take part in the symposium. The oral presentations would be allowed to last 20 minutes at most. Turkish and English are the languages that can be used in the symposium. All the papers in Turkish will be added abstracts written in English in the book of proceedings. For this reason, abstracts should be written in Turkish and in English and should be prepared as long as 250-500 words and a CV with communication details should be added. Please also specify one of the main topics listed below. Write it as a note under “The main title related to my paper” at the end of the abstract.
Researchers and academics who want to participate to the symposium can send their abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until December 31, 2022.
Once their abstracts are accepted, participants also need to fill out the Registration Form, which is online and accessible via symposium web site (https://kadineserleri100yil.beykoz.edu.tr/en/home/). The receipt of symposium registration fee must also be attached to the online form. The symposium program will be finalised accordingly.
The Symposium will take place in person and/or online according to the conditions and the facilities at hand. Papers can be presented either in Turkish or English. CHECK IMPORTANT DATES AT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE AND THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. It is important to state whether you would like to participate into the symposium “online or in person” in the REGISTRATION SECTION.
Panel proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
The accordance of the topics of the panelists with the main topic of the panel and the conceptual theme of the Symposium,
The abstracts offered by the panelists should meet the scientific and the formal standards delineated for the individual paper abstracts, which are mentioned above.
Additional explanation for panel proposals:
It is possible to propose a panel under a topic not included within the list of suggested topics by the Organizing Committee, provided that it suits with the main theme of the Symposium. The panel organizer should form a panel of at least three speakers and send the panel proposal, including the title and the abstract of each panelist, to the Symposium Organization Committee.
Explanation for Workshops, Poster proposals and Roundtables:
The proposals should directly be sent to the Symposium Organization Committee.
THE SYMPOSIUM THEMES
1. THE WOMEN GENERATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC (1923-1950)
2. CHILDREN AND CHILDHOOD IN THE REPUBLIC
3. FREEDOM OF BELIEF AND THOUGHT IN THE REPUBLIC FROM WOMEN’S VIEWPOINT
4. GENDER, SEXUALITY, SEXUAL IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION
5. WOMEN IN EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE
6. PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE AND WOMEN
7. FEMINIST ALTERNATIVE MEDIA: THE INSTRUMENTS AND POSSIBILITIES OF FEMINIST POLITICS
8. WOMEN’S HISTORY, FEMINISM AND ARCHIVING
9. WOMEN AND LAW
10. WOMEN AND PUBLISHING IN GENDER STUDIES
11. GLOBALIZATION, MIGRATION, ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND WOMEN
12. WOMEN IN MEDIA, ART AND VISUAL REPRESENTATION
13. POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND WOMEN IN COUNTER PUBLIC SPACE
14. EVERYDAY LIFE AND WOMEN’S LIVES IN THE PROVINCIAL TOWNS AND CITIES in TURKEY
15. WOMEN’S LABOR IN TURKEY
16. THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF WOMEN’S MOVEMENT IN TURKEY: FROM OTTOMAN WOMEN’S MOVEMENT TO DIGITAL FEMINISM
17. THE HISTORY AND CURRENT STATE OF THE GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES
18. REPRODUCTION, GENDER, SEXUALITY AND WOMEN WITHIN THE PATRIARCHAL CLAMP
April 20, 2022
Deadline for abstracts
December 31, 2022
Notification for accepted abstracts
January 20, 2023
Deadline for full texts papers submission
(For the proceedings book to be ready for the symposium, papers must be sent in advance)
Full text papers should be of minimum 4000 and maximum 8000 words. For further information on author guidelines, visit symposium website.
May 30, 2023
Announcement of the symposium program
October 2, 2023
October 27-28-29, 2023
Political Science and International Relations Research Assistant Emir Aydoğan :
Psychology Department Research Assistant Hazal Hamarat: email@example.com
Political Science and International Relations Student Assistant: