Call for Papers International Symposium 30 Years since deportation to Turkey TURKISH MIGRANTS FROM BULGARIA TALK ABOUT 1989

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2019
Location: 
Turkey
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Oral History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Call for Papers

International Symposium

 30 Years since deportation to Turkey

TURKISH MIGRANTS FROM BULGARIA TALK ABOUT 1989

6-7 December 2019

Yıldız Technical University (Istanbul)

 

In 2009 we organized the first symposium on the memory of the 1989 deportation of the Turks from Bulgaria, followed by an edited book[1] comprising important articles dealing with political and sociological aspects of the ethnic cleansing policy after 1985 and the afterwards forced migration of 1989. All those conferences and the available studies revealed important lack of oral history memoirs of Turkish migrant men, women and children from Bulgaria, thus the lack of migrants’ representations of the whole assimilation, deportation, migration and integration experiences. The following call aims at filling up this gap in the academic literature related to the events of 1985 and 1989.

 

The oral stories presented during the symposium will be organized around three major periods: 1. The memories of 1985 Assimilation process: political conditions, nationalist policies, relations to the local authorities, Bulgarian-Turkish interaction, intercommunity relations, connections to Turkey and other countries, local traditions, social and economic conditions, daily experiences etc.

2. The memories of the 1989 deportation: the decision making process, the process of migration, depart and arrival.

3.The memories of return and crossborder life after 1989: political conditions, migrant integration into the local society, and social and economic life, education (schooling), connections to Bulgaria and other countries etc.

 

Methodology:

The symposium will focus on the oral stories presented by migrants themselves. The papers should analyze the perceptions of specific groups of migrants in different aspects and in different periods. Participants may concentrate on, for example, the children’s perception of the conditions at the schools in Bulgaria before 1989, or the experiences of woman in the labor market in Turkey after 1989. The papers based on oral history studies, published memoirs, interviews, questionnaires, archival documents are welcomed. Interdisciplinary studies grasping various fields such as sociology, historical anthropology, history and political science are especially encouraged.

 

The paper proposals will be selected by the scientific board of the symposium. Selected papers will be published in a peer reviewed publication.

 

Languages of the Symposium: Turkish and English

Paper Proposals: An abstract (200-300 words) with keywords and a short CV should be sent to: mehmethacisalihoglu@gmail.com and nerimanersoy@gmail.com

Deadline for submission of the abstracts: 30 September 2019

Evaluation of the abstracts by: 15 October 2019

 

Organisation:

Yıldız Technical University, Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies (BALKAR)

(we proposed a cooperation to the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities YTB)

 

Organising Committee:

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Hacısalihoğlu and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neriman Ersoy-Hacısalihoğlu

 

Scientific Board:

Yıldırım AĞANOĞLU, Cumhurbaşkanlığı Devlet Arşivleri Başkanlığı - Istanbul

Fuat AKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Bülent AKYAY, Assist. Prof. Dr., Trakya University

Aydın BABUNA, Prof. Dr., Boğaziçi University   

Isa BLUMI, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Stockholm University

Nuray BOZBORA, Prof. Dr. Marmara University

Cengiz ÇAĞLA, Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Ali ÇAKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Bilgin ÇELİK, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Dokuz Eylül University

Margarita DOBREVA, PhD., Institute for Balkan Studies, Sofia

Halit EREN, Prof. Dr., IRCICA General Director

Rossitsa GRADEVA, Assoc. Prof. Dr., American University Blagoevgrad

Nevena GRAMATIKOVA, PhD., Bulgarian National Library

Neriman ERSOY-HACISALİHOĞLU, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Istanbul University

Sadriye GÜNEŞ, Assoc. Prof. Dr., İstanbul University

Mehmet HACISALİHOĞLU, Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Ali HÜSEYİNOĞLU, Assist. Prof. Dr., Trakya University

Nedim İPEK, Prof. Dr., Ondokuz Mayıs University

Mümin İSOV, Assist. Prof. Dr., Trakya University

İbrahim KAMİL, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Trakya University

Ayşe KAYAPINAR, Prof. Dr., Namık Kemal University

Levent KAYAPINAR, Prof. Dr., Ankara University

Elçin MACAR, Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Fulya MEMİŞOĞLU, Assist. Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Çiğdem NAS, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Ali Fuat ÖRENÇ, Prof. Dr., Istanbul University

Nurcan ÖZGÜR-BAKLACIOĞLU, Prof. Dr., Istanbul University

Laçin İdil ÖZTIĞ, Assist. Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Milena PETKOVA, Assist. Prof. Dr., Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia

Orlin SABEV, Prof. Dr., Institute for Balkan Studies, Sofia

Georgeos SALAKIDES, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Thrace Demokretus University, Komotini

Cevdet ŞANLI, Assist. Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Ömer TURAN, Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University

Mustafa TÜRKEŞ, Prof. Dr. Middle East Technical University

Bülent YILDIRIM, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Trakya University

Zeynep ZAFER, Prof. Dr., Ankara University

 

 

[1] 89 Göçü. Bulgaristan’da 1984-89 Azınlık Politikaları ve Türkiye’ye Zorunlu Göç, eds. Neriman Ersoy-Hacısalihoğlu, Mehmet Hacısalihoğolu, Istanbul 2012, https://www.academia.edu/11378165/89_G%C3%B6%C3%A7%C3%BC._Bulgaristan_da...

Contact Info: 

Paper Proposals: An abstract (200-300 words) with keywords and a short CV should be sent to: mehmethacisalihoglu@gmail.com and nerimanersoy@gmail.com