“Sites of Memory/Sites of Loss” Northwestern University Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Conference on June 3-4, 2022

Sites of Memory/Sites of Loss


Each year, the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program brings together scholars from around the world to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing Turkey from a global perspective.

Through the prism of “heritage,” conference participants examined the following themes and their intersections: Legacies of Empire and Nation-Building; The Politics of Archaeology and Museums; Urban Change and Renewal; The Role of States in Heritage Management; Materiality and Immaterial Heritage; Antiquities Trade, Illicit Economies, and Smuggling Networks, etc. The conference sought to engage questions of archaeology and heritage with a particular focus on their contemporary political, cultural, and social significance and to create a space for interdisciplinary exchanges of ideas towards a richer and more multifaceted understanding of the contemporary politics of heritage in Turkey and other post-Ottoman lands.

Click here for more info and here for the conference program.