Online Conference: "Minorities and Diasporas in Turkey: Public images and issues in education"

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Dear colleagues,

please feel free to join our online conference "Minorities and Diasporas in Turkey:  Public images and issues in education" (Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 2 p.m. Roma time) in the frame of the project “Indifference as a Treatable Disease” - Sapienza University of Rome.

Conference schedule

2.00-2.15 p.m.  Institutional greetings

Tito Marci (Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Sociology, Communication, Sapienza University of Rome)

Mihaela Gavrila (Head of the research project "Indifference as a Treatable Disease", Sapienza University of Rome)

Alessandro Saggioro (Director of the PhD in History of Europe, Professor of History of Religions, Sapienza University of Rome)

2.15– 3.50 p.m. First session -Chair: Fabio L. Grassi (Sapienza University of Rome)

Baskın Oran (Ankara University - Emeritus)- "Introductory speech: Minorities and diasporas in Ottoman and Turkish history"

Samim Akgönül (University of Strasbourg)-"The Rums. How to save the Greek schools of Turkey? Immigration, arabisation or folklorization"

Clémence Scalbert-Yücel (University of Exeter)-"The Kurds. Back to square one? The Kurdish question under the AKP government"

Kerem Öktem (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)-"The Jews. From dwindling minority to transnational community"

3.50-4.10 p.m. Question time

4.10-4.20 p.m. Break

4.20-5.40 p.m  Second session -Chair: Fulvio Bertuccelli (Sapienza University of Rome)

Arus Yumul (Istanbul Bilgi University)-"The Armenians. From pariahdom to where?"

Emanuela Del Re (EU Special Representative for Sahel)-"The Syrian Diaspora. Between resilience and proactivity"

Cahit Aslan (Çukurova University)-"The Caucasian diaspora. The struggle for visibility and recognition"

Martin Van Bruinessen (Utrecht University—Emeritus)-"The Alevis. Religious, ethnic or political minority?"

5.40-6.00 p.m. Question time

Scientific Committee: Fulvio Bertuccelli, Antonello F. Biagini, Mihaela Gavrila, Fabio L. Grassi, Paolo Montesperelli, Giovanna Motta, Baskın Oran.

Organizing Committee: Fulvio Bertuccelli, Mihaela Gavrila, Fabio L. Grassi 

The number of the participants is limited. In order to register for the meeting, please send an email to Fulvio Bertuccelli ( by 28 November 2021.

All the best,

Fulvio Bertuccelli (Research Fellow, La Sapienza University of Rome)