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.
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