İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Emre Öncü and Sırrı Çölmekçi.

27 December 2016

As the last speakers of the year at Conversations seminar series Emre Öncü and Sırrı Çölmekçi, archeologists from Istanbul Archaeological Museums, were our guests to give a talk entitled "Excavations of Çatladıkapı and Yenikapı Under The Project of Eurasia Tunnel: Archeological Findings and Observations".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Ayhan Han.

17 November 2016

Ayhan Han, PhD student at Istanbul Technical University, History of Architecture Graduate Program, gave a presentation entitled "Urban Development in the Harbour of Theodosius: The Story of the Yalı Neighborhood (1750-1843)" to share with us the preliminary findings of his thesis.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Ayşe Nur Akdal.

13 October 2016

As the first speaker of Fall semester our center hosted Ayşe Nur Akdal from Istanbul Technical University Department of Urban and Regional Planning and she gave a presentation entitled "Provisioning the Ottoman Capital: Istanbul’s Market Gardens between the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Burcu Arıkan.

17 May 2016

As the last speaker of Conversations seminar series in Spring semester Istanbul Studies Center hosted architect Burcu Arıkan and she gave a presentation with the title “Transformation of The Urban Space and Stratification in The Housing Stock: The Case of Feneryolu Neighborhood”.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted S. Aykut Öztürk.

13 April 2016

S. Aykut Öztürk from University College London (UCL) Department of Anthropology gave a presentation entitled "The Doorstep as a Question of Publicness: Societal Transformation and Dwelling Biographies in Kurtuluş".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Defne Kadıoğlu Polat.

21 January 2016

Stiftung Mercator-Istanbul Policy Center Fellow Defne Kadıoğlu Polat, gave a presentation entitled "Germany’s New Localism and the Effects of Gentrification on Low-Income Migrants in Berlin".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Arzu Tekir.

7 January 2016

As the first speaker of 2016 our guest Arzu Tekir, director of Embarq Turkey, gave a presentation on People-oriented and livable cities.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted K. Mehmet Kentel.

30 April 2015

As the last speaker of Conversations seminar series in Spring semester Istanbul Studies Center hosted K. Mehmet Kentel, PhD Candidate in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington and Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University and he gave a presentation with the title “'Engineering' Cosmopolitanism: Infrastructure, Expertise and Entrepreneurship in the Making of Late 19th Century Pera”.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Ali Artun.

16 April 2015

Ali Artun, the founder of Galery Nev gave a presentation with the title of the Conversations series "Fragmentation of Modernism and Contemporary Art". This seminar was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Art and Design.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Namık Erkal.

19 March 2015

As the fourth speaker of Conversations seminar series in 2015 Istanbul Studies Center hosted Namık Erkal from Middle East Technical University Departmant of Architecture to give a talk entitled  "Dakîk-i Has Gate: an Architectural History of Istanbul's Unkapanı". His seminar was on the urban architecture of the wholesale grain market of Ottoman Istanbul: Unkapanı landing square on the Golden Horn.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Özge Aktaş Mazman.

12 March 2015

Istanbul Studies Center hosted Özge Aktaş Mazman, PhD, Sociologist, Senior Researcher at İstanbul Şehir University, Center for Urban Studies. Mazman gave a presentation with the title “Socio-Economic Profiles of Internal Migrants Who Arrived at Istanbul between 1980-2000". In her presentation she shared with us the results of her research which explores socio-economic profiles of internal migrants who arrived at Istanbul between 1980 and 2000 by adopting public use national census samples of 1985, 1990 and 2000.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Ayfer Bartu Candan and Cenk Özbay

26 February 2014

Ayfer Bartu Candan and Cenk Özbay from Boğaziçi University were the guests of new years’ first Conversations seminar to give a talk about their recently published book “Yeni İstanbul Çalışmaları: Sınırlar, Mücadeleler, Açılımlar (Metis, 2014)”.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Katharina Sucker.

18 December 2014

As the last speaker of the year at Conversations seminar series architect and urban researcher Katharina Sucker was our guest and gave a presentation with the title “EV-Ideas: The Gated Community as Virtual Space".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Katharina Sucker

18 December 2014

As the last speaker of Conversations seminar series in 2014 Istanbul Studies Center hosted Katharina Sucker, an Architect and Urban Researcher. Sucker gave a presentation with the title “EV-Ideas: The Gated Community as Virtual Space".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Orhan Esen

11 December 2014

As the second speaker of Conversations seminar series for this academic year Istanbul Studies Center hosted Orhan Esen, an urban researcher.  Esen gave a presentation with the title "Urbanising Istanbul: Periods of "Order" and their "Informalities".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Edhem Eldem

20 November 2014

As the first speaker of Conversations seminar series for this academic year Istanbul Studies Center hosted Edhem Eldem, Professor of History at Boğaziçi University Departmant of History.  Eldem gave a presentation with the title "Re-thinking Transformation of Istanbul in The Late Ottoman Era".  The talk is accessible from the following link of ISC Blog page:
http://istanbulstudiescenter.wordpress.com

The Field School @KHAS

2 June 2014

Istanbul Studies Center is continuing  to host students and colleagues from Europe and Americas at Kadir Has. This time our guest was  the Field School. Our joint event is entitled "The Field School@ Kadir Has - Deciphering Istanbul". You may visit http://field-school.org/ for more information on The Field School.

Agoraphobia Film Screening

30 April 2014

Istanbul Studies Center screened Agoraphobia (İmre Azem, 2013) and organized a discussion, following the screening of the documentary,with the participation of the director İmre Azem.

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Kalliopi Amygdalou

24 April 2014

As the fourth speaker of Conversations seminar series in 2014 Istanbul Studies Center hosted Kalliopi Amygdalou, a doctoral fellow at the Center.  Amygdalou gave a presentation with the title “Rewriting the 'West' and the 'National' Past: Architectural and Urban Transformations in Early 20th-Century Izmir and Thessaloniki".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Evinç Doğan

17 April 2014

As the third speaker of Conversations seminar series in 2014 Istanbul Studies Center hosted Evinç Doğan, a doctoral fellow at the Center.  Doğan gave a presentation with the title “The Impact of a Mega-Event on the City Image: Istanbul European Capital of Culture 2010".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Ayşe Erek

10 April 2014

As the second speaker of Conversations seminar series in 2014 Istanbul Studies Center hosted Ayşe Erek, Assistant Professor of Art History at Yeditepe University, Department of History.  Erek gave a presentation with the title “Urban Image: Cityscapes of Istanbul".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Nurçin İleri

23 February 2014

As the first speaker of Conversations seminar series in 2014 Istanbul Studies Center hosted Nurçin İleri, a doctoral fellow at the Center.  İleri gave a presentation with the title “Delight or Disenchantment: History of Illumination with City Gas in the Late Ottoman Istanbul".

İstanbul Studies Center Hosted Changsup Shim

12 December 2013

As the last speaker of Conversations seminar series in 2013 Istanbul Studies Center hosted Changsup Shim, a post- doctoral fellow at the Center.  Shim gave a presentation with the title "Place, Placelessness, and the Urban Tourist: Shopping Malls in Seoul".

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted  David Deriu.

23 May 2013

As the third speaker of Conversation series in 2013, Istanbul Studies Center hosted David Deriu (Westminster University). Deriu gave a presentation with the title "Picturing Modern Ankara: 'New Turkey' in Western Imagination".

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted  Kurdad Özdemir.

16 May 2013

As the second speaker of Conversation series in 2013, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Kursad Özdemir (Yeditepe University). Özdemir gave a presentation with the title "Tempo Istanbul: Hız, Kent, Biz".

Nasıl Yapmalı? Yeni Kapı

14 March 2013

The third panel of Nasıl Yapmalı? (Whats to be Done?)panel series, Yeni Kapı, was held on 14 March 2013. With the participation of Prof. Dr. Zuhal Ulusoy (Kadir Has University) as moderator, and Prof.Dr.Cana Bilsel (Mersin University), Prof. Dr. İclal Dinçer, (Yıldız Technical University),Prof. Dr. Korel Göymen (Sabancı University), Özcan Biçer (Istanbul Plannind) and Korhan Gümüş (IYD) as speakers, the panel concentrated on the ongoing projects in Yeni Kapı within the framework of practices of urban transformation projects in Istanbul.

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted  Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir.

28 January 2013

As the firsts peaker of Conversation series in 2013, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir (METU).Erdemir gave a presentation with the title "From Imperial to Global: Role of Museums in Brandin Istanbul and Berlin."

Istanbul Studies Center hosted Sciences Po.

11 January 2013

Istanbul Studies Center hosted graduate students and scholars from Sciences Po. With the participation of Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal and Assoc. Prof. Sedat Aybar from Kadir Has University, the discussion of the panel session mainly focused on experiences of the students in Istanbul, and urban governance in large cities.

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted  Asuman Türkün.

27 December 2012

As the last speaker of Conversation series in 2012, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Asuman Türkün (Yıldız Technical University). Türkün gave a presentation with the title "Radical Urban Transformations and Socio-Spatial Change in Historic Urban Centers and Squatter Housing Neigbourhoods in Istanbul."

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted  Merve Bedir & Jason Hilgeford.

20 December 2012

As the seventh guest of Conversation series, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Merve Bedir and Jason Hilgeford. Bedir and Hilgeford gave a presentation with the title "Exploring the Commons."

Nasıl Yapmalı? Taksim Meydanı

19 October 2012

The third panel of Nasıl Yapmalı? (Whats to be Done?)panel series was held on 19 October 2012. With the participation of Prof. Dr. Füsun Alioğlu (Kadir Has University) as moderator, and Prof.Dr.Haluk Gercek (Istanbul Technical University),Tayfun Kahraman (Istanbul Chamber of Urban Planners, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tansel Korkmaz (Istanbul Bilgi University) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hatice Kurtulus (Istanbul University) as speakers, the panel concentrated on the ongoing project in Taksim Square and practices of urban transformation projects within Beyoglu area, and Istanbul.

 

Istanbul Studies Center hosted Duke University.

27 July 2012

Istanbul Studies Center hosted students and scholars from Duke University who currently research on topics related to urban studies. A panel which focuses on the past, present and the future(s) of Istanbul was organized, and Levent Soysal (Kadir Has University) Yonca Erkan (Kadir Has University)  and Tuna Kuyucu (Bogazici University) gave presentations.

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted  Surajit Chakravarty.

17 July 2012

As the sixth guest of Conversation series, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Surajit Chakravarty, Assistant Professor at ALHOSN University. Chakravarty gave a presentation with the title "Key Features of Abu Dhabi's Urbanization Experiment."

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted  Sidney Rasekh.

16 May 2012

As the fifth guest of Conversation series, Istanbul Studies Center hosted urban planner Sidney Rasekh. Rasekh gave a presentation with the title "Beyoglu, the Lost  City."

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Nasıl Yapmalı? Emek Sineması

27 April 2012

The second panel of Nasıl Yapmalı? (Whats to be Done?)panel series was held on 27 April 2012. With the participation of Asist. Prof. Dr. Melis Behlil (Kadir Has University) as moderator, and  Gökhan Akçura (writer- researcher), Can Atalay (Attorney, Chamber of Architects of Turkey), Senem Aytaç (Turkish Film Critics Association) and Azize Tan (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts) as speakers, the panel concentrated on proposals and suggestions for the future of Emek Film Theatre.

In the questions and answers section of the panel, both the panelists and the audience accentuated the urgent need for a democratic, legitimate and participatory urban governance which, while making decisions, will take into account concerns, considerations and suggestions of the inhabitants of the city.


Istanbul Studies Center Hosted Jean-François Perouse.

26 April 2012

As the fourth guest of Conversation series, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Jean-François Perouse. Perouse gave a presentation with the title "Looking at Istanbul from Its New Peripheries: Transitory Fringe Belts and Permanent Encroachments."

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted Mark Wyers.

5 April 2012

As the third guest of Conversation series, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Mark Wyers, the director of Academic Writing Center, on 5 April. Mark Wyers gave a presentation with the title "Re-thinking Spaces of Resistance:The Red Light Districts of Istanbul in the Early Republic of Turkey."

 

 

Istanbul Studies Center Launched “Nasıl Yapmalı? (What's to be Done)”  Panel Series

Istanbul Studies Center launched a new panel series, “Nasıl Yapmalı?”  (What’s to be Done?), in a time when the questions and problems of urban transformation has been broadly discussed from conferences to media, academia to politics, demonstrations to art practices.  As a research center at the center of the urban transformation, ISC aims to intervene in these discussions on an academic level. The first panel of the series “Tarihi Yarımada’nın Korunması” (The Preservation of the Historical Peninsula) was held on 15th of March 2012. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ahunbay (Istanbul Technical University), Prof. Dr. Füsun Alioğlu (Kadir Has University),Yeşim Börek (İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality) Prof. Dr. İclal Dinçer (Yıldız Technical  University, Mehmet Gürkan (Ministry of Culture and Truism) and  Dr. Halil Onur (Istanbul Cultural and Natural Sites Management Directorate ) participated the panel with their presentations.

Istanbul Studies Center Hosted Bige Orer.

23 February 2012

As the second guest of Conversation series, Istanbul Studies Center hosted Bige Örer, the director of İstanbul Biennial, on 23 February. Bige Örer gave a presentation with the title " Art Biennials, Economies and Public Engagement."

Istanbul Studies Center Launched “Conversations” Series

19 January 2012

Istanbul Studies  Center launched a new seminer series entitled, Conversations. The first guest was  Lecturer Şevin Yıldız from New Jersey Institute of Technology; she gave a presentation with the title “The Nature of Gotham:  The Urban Ecologies of New York Metropolitan Region”.

Istanbul Studies Center hosted Sciences Po.

13 January 2012

Istanbul Studies Center hosted graduate students and scholars from Sciences Po. who currently research on topics related to urban studies. A panel which focuses on possible future(s) of Istanbul was organized, and Levent Soysal, Zuhal Ulusoy, Pelin Tan and Yonca Erkan gave presentations.

Ekumenepolis Film Screening and Panel Discussion

12 December 2011

Istanbul Studies Center screened Ekümenepolis (İmre Azem, 2011) and organized a panel discussion, following the screening of the documentary,with the participation of the director İmre Azem, Dr. Şükrü Aslan from Mimar Sinan University, Assoc. Prof. Levent Soysal from Istanbul Studies Center and Mucella Yapıcı from  Chamber of Architects (Istanbul).


Urban Imaginaries Workshop, Istanbul,

co-organized by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Istanbul Studies Center

16 - 20 April 2011

The Istanbul Studies Center (ISC) at Kadir Has University hosted Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for the “Urban Imaginaries” workshop between 16 – 20 April 2011. The event brought together the professors and graduate students from the two universities with common research interests.


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The Istanbul Studies Center hosted the Aarhus University from Denmark

The Social of Istanbul: A Workshop,

24 March 2011

The Istanbul Studies Center hosted a group of graduate students in European Studies from the Aarhus University (Denmark) in March 2011. A workshop was organized on the 24th for the students, who all currently work on various topics related to Turkey and the city of Istanbul. Levent Soysal (Director of the Istanbul Studies Center and Chair of the Department of Communication), Sedat Aybar (Director of Africa and Middle East Research Center and Chair of the Department of Economics), and Çağla Diner (Assistant Professor in International Affairs) participated in the workshop with presentations related to their recent research on Turkey and Istanbul.


Kadir Has University Hosted Columbia University’s Golden Horn Revitalization Project,

11-20 March 2011

 

With the support of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Istanbul Studies Center of  Kadir Has University, the Columbia students of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) are working on a revitalization project for the Golden Horn. The project aims to develop new urban renewal ideas for the districts of Golden Horn with a purpose of improving the local use of the coastline. The geographical scope of the project extends from the Ataturk Bridge to the Golden Horn Bridge, including the Cibali campus of Kadir Has University.

Between 11-20 March, the group held meetings and workshops together with the faculty members from Kadir Has University.

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Istanbul Studies Center International Symposia

Contemporary Perceptions of Byzantium

19-21 November 2009

The first Istanbul Studies International Symposium onContemporary Perceptions of Byzantium, co-sponsored by Kadir Has University and Koç University, with the support of the Rezan Has Museum, was held 19-21 November 2009 at Kadir Has University’s Cibali Campus and the Koç University Anatolian Civilizations Research Center in Beyoğlu.As one of its first major events, the ISC considered it appropriate to host a conference on the idea of Byzantium today: an opportunity for Byzantinists and scholars and public figures in other areas to talk about the various ways that Byzantium is being represented, written about, and resisted in current discussions of Istanbul’s past, present, and future.

 

For the symposium program

“Thinking: X” Lecture Series

Thinking: The Ruin

22 – 29 May 2009

 

In May 2009, the Istanbul Studies Center at Kadir Has University organized Thinking: the Ruin, the first in a series of rigorous and theory-driven lectures by a selected group of innovative scholars and artists willing to think beyond the narrow confines of traditional disciplines, and offered as a sequence delivered over the course of a week.  The lectures in any given Thinking: x series all spring from or reflect upon the same image, idea or topos.

The proceedings of Thinking: the Ruin was published as an edited volume by the Rezan Has Museum in 2010.


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