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Call for Papers

Veröffentlicht am 5. Oktober 2009 von team breaking the stereotype

Breaking the Stereotype 2010. From Orient and Occident to a Mutual Understanding of Images – The International and Interdisciplinary Conference


A 3-day Public Event


Free Entry



Location: Kadir Has University Cibali Campus


Date:  23 - 27 October 2010 (change may occur)


The conference “Breaking the Stereotype 2010. From Orient and Occident to a Mutual Understanding of Images” will be organized as an international and interdisciplinary conference. It will bring together senior scholars with PhD students, and postdoctoral academics, without following the classical keynote speaker pattern but rather inviting all speakers either to present their research findings in 20-30 minute (paper) presentations plus 10 minutes for discussion or in 120-150 minute panels (4-5 panellists). Paper and panel proposals may include all topics focussing on deconstructing historical and current images of Europe and of the Orient in everyday life, the media, politics, the job market, migrant contexts, education, fiction, music, cinema and the arts.


The conference will include the interactive workshop “The Power of Identity” which will be organized in cooperation with the two Dutch diversity trainers Nicolien Zuijdgeest and Herbert Minderhoud. The number of participants with the workshop is limited to 60 (pre-registration on nicolien.zuijdgeest@planet.nl and h.minderhoud@xs4all.nl is required by 30 September 2010 latest) and a cultural sights programme (limited to conference speakers).


The conference co-ordinators are Sedat Aybar (Kadir Has University, Istanbul/ Turkey) and Veronika Bernard (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria).


If you are interested in participating in the conference as a speaker and you live in Turkey, please, send your paper proposal to saybar@khas.edu.tr and cc it to vakman@khas.edu.tr and to breaking-the-stereotype2009-2010@gmx.at.

If you live in the MENA region or in the US, please send it to sensenig@cyberia.net.lb and cc it to breaking-the-stereotype2009-2010@gmx.at.

If you live in Germany, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Austria, Italy, Belgium or any place not listed, please send your paper proposal to breaking-the-stereotype2009-2010@gmx.at.


Among the speakers who already have confirmed participation in the conference are (in alphabetical order):

Vedat Akman (Kadir Has University, Istanbul); Vahide Ersü (Psychological Counseling Centre, Istanbul); Atalay Gunduz (Ege University, Izmir); Orkun Kocabiyik (Ege University Izmir); Dirk Rochtus (Lessius University College, Antwerp); Alberto Saviello (Max Planck Institute, Florence); Eugene Sensenig-Dabbous (Notre Dame University of Beirut); Sophie Servais (Anthropologist and Social worker, Brussels); Tina Sleiman (Zayed University, Dubai), Markus Stegmayr (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck); Rogier Visser (University of Amsterdam); Robbert Woltering (University of Amsterdam), Kutlay Yağmur (University of Tilburg).



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