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A Century of Gender Equality Struggles in Turkey: Feminist History Revisited

08.07.2022 to 09.07.2022 Add to calendar
Conference

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Day 1
09:30-10:00 Introduction

10:00-12.30, Panel I. Rethinking Early Republican Feminism in Turkey
Akile Zorlu Durukan (METU North Cyprus), Gökten Doğangün (METU, Ankara):
The Intellectual Lenses of Nezihe Muhiddin and Şükûfe Nihal: Key Concepts in Inventing and Discussing the Turkish Republican Woman

Gülşah Şenkol (Koç University, Istanbul):
Diverging Genealogies and Conflicting Trajectories of Feminism in Egypt and Turkey, 1923–1935

Sevil Çakır Kılınçoğlu (Georg-August University Göttingen): Reconceptualizing Women’s Agency in Iran and Turkey at the Turn of the 20th Century

Chair: Serena Tolino (University of Bern) 12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-16:45, Panel II. Rights, Representation, and Modernity in the Postwar Decades

Ezgi Sarıtaş (Ankara University), Yelda Şahin Akıllı (Ankara University):
The Women’s Rights Movement of Mid-Twentieth Century Turkey

Umut Azak (Istanbul Okan University):
Framing Women's Activism in Turkey in between the ‘Waves’: The Case of a Campaign for the ‘Struggle Against Çarşaf’, 1960

16:00-16:45
Sercan Çınar (Central European University Vienna):
A Transnational History of Left Feminism in Turkey, 1974–1985

Chair: Selin Çağatay (Central European University Vienna) 18:30 Conference Dinner

Day 2
09:30-11:00, Panel III. Conceptual and Methodological Discussions on Women’s History

Gül Şen (University of Heidelberg):
Gender Agency: Civil Society as a Space of Female Political Participation

Elif Ekin Akşit (Ankara University):
Women's History at the Crossroads: Quantification of Qualitative Data and Literature

Chair: Elife Biçer-Deveci (ETH Zurich)

11:30-13:00, Panel IV. New Perspectives on Current Debates: Activism, Violence, Religion

Aslı Karaca (Al-Quds University, East Jerusalem):
Dissent, Divisions, and Disruptive Repertoires of Contention within Women’s Islamic Movements in Turkey, 2008–2016

Merve Akyel (Istanbul Bilgi University):
Caring Kind: Exploring Gender-based Violence through Artworks by Women in Turkey from the 1980s Onwards

Chair: Ali Sonay (University of Bern)

14:00-14:30 Closing Discussion

Organised by: 
Elife Biçer-Deveci (ETH Zurich), Selin Çağatay (CEU Vienna), Christoph Ramm (University of Bern), Serena Tolino (University of Bern), Ali Sonay (University of Bern)

Venue

ETH Zürich
Leonhardstrasse 21
8091
Zürich

Contact

Dr. Elife Biçer-Deveci

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