Vehbi Gorgulu presented at #protesteco conference in Alghero, Sardinia

unnamedVehbi Gorgulu (BİLGİ Department of Communication Design and Management) presented findings of his collaborative research project, titled “How Turkey’s Mainstream Television Channels Framed Gezi Park Protests and Protesters” at Protest Participation in Variable Communication Ecologies Conference in Alghero, Sardinia. 

The conference was organized by the Department of Political Sciences, Communication Sciences and Information Engineering of the University of Sassari, the Department of Sociology at City University London and the iCS.

2. Yeni Medyada Yeni Yaklaşımlar Konferansına katılım çağrısı

fft64_mf1275060Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi, İletişim Fakültesi ve Basın Yayın Enformasyon Genel Müdürlüğü işbirliği ile birincisi, 2014’te gerçekleştirilen ve Unesco Uluslararası İletişim Başkanı Prof.Dr. Bertrand Cabedoche’un keynote speaker olduğu Yeni Medya Yeni Yaklaşımlar Konferansı’nın ikincisi, daha geniş kurumsal ortakları ile bu yıl 26-27 Ekim 2015 tarihlerinde gerçekleştirilecektir.

2015 Uluslararası Yeni Medya-Yeni Yaklaşımlar Konferansının bu yılki teması olan “Yeni Medyada Barış ve Savaş Dili ” ile ilintili alt konu başlıkları aşağıdaki gibi olmakla birlikte, başvurular bu başlıklarla sınırlı değildir:

-Yeni Medyada Yeni Savaşlar

-Toplumsal Bellekte Savaş

-Savaş Söylemi ve Etik

-Savaş ve Çocuk

-Savaş ve Kadın

-Sanatta Savaş

-Barışta Savaş Söylemi

Savaşta Barış Söylemi

Konferans dili İngilizce ve Türkçedir.

Detaylı bilgi için: İletişim Fakültesi Sekreterliği (0212 311 7551)

RSG Talk #5: Mine Gencel Bek and her experience with MIT

Mine Gencel Bek

July 2, 2015 Thursday 14:00

santral E4 209 Kale Room

MIT Deneyimi Üzerine…

Prof. Dr. Mine Gencel Bek

Ankara Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi

Bu sunuşta sabbatical iznim kapsamında Fulbright ve TÜBİTAK desteğiyle misafir araştırmacı olarak bir buçuk yıl geçirdiğim MIT üniversitesi ile ilgili deneyim ve gözlemlerimi paylaşacağım. MIT Comparative Media Studies’de verilen lisansüstü dersler ve diğer akademik etkinlikler, düzenli olarak katıldığım Open Documentary Lab ve Civic Media Lab’deki etkinlikler, bu sunuşun temelini oluşturacak. Sunuşta, teknoloji üzerine çalışmalarıyla tanınan MIT’nin, kalışım boyunca deneyimlediğim ve bana esin kaynağı oluşturan, güç veren diğer önemli özelliklerinin de altını çizmeye çalışacağım. Sözlerimi çektiğim fotoğraflarla destekleyeceğim sunuşuma katılımınızla varolanı gözden geçirmek ve başka türlü olabilecek olanı birlikte yeniden düşünmek için sabırsızlanıyorum.

On MIT Experience…

Prof. Dr. Mine Gencel Bek

Ankara University Communication Faculty

In this presentation I will share my experiences and observations with you about MIT University where I spent a year and a half during my sabbatical leave with support of Fullbright and TÜBİTAK. Postgraduate courses given at MIT Comperative Media Studies, other academic activities, events at Open Documentary Lab and Civic Media Lab that I regulary attenden will form the basis of my presentation. I will also try to underline important features of MIT which is known on its work on technology, that inspired me and gave me strength during my stay. I am looking forward for your participation to my presentation for reviewing existing and re-thinking the otherwise.

Article co-authored by Itır Erhart

Itır Erhart, Ph.D. (BİLGİ Media School) is the co-author of the article titled “Toward postheroic leadership: A case study of Gezi’s collaborating multiple leaders”, published in the SSCI indexed journal Leadership. The article can be accessed here:

“This article explores how the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul, Turkey, exemplify the changing character of contemporary social movements, where teamwork and collaboration are supported and the ability to empower, support, and engage others is emphasized. We argue that the role of leadership in social movements in general and in the Turkish Gezi context specifically goes beyond the creation of traditional leaders. This new form of leadership is driven by the possibilities opened up by other democratic and collaborative social movements and also social networking sites. We look at how a horizontal, postheroic leadership message was conveyed via the posters, t-shirts, and chants used by the protestors during the Gezi Park protests, with analysis supported by interviews conducted with protesters.”

Book chapter co-authored by Itır Erhart

UnknownItır Erhart, Ph.D. (BİLGİ Media School) authored the chapter “Mr. Incredible, Man of Action, Man of Power: What If He Loses It All?” with Hande Eslen Ziya (Glasgow Caledonian University) for the book Aging Heroes: Growing Old in Popular Culture edited by Norma Jones and Bob Batchelor. The book is published by Rowman & Littlefield and can be obtained here

“In Aging Heroes: Growing Old in Popular Culture, Norma Jones and Bob Batchelor present a collection of essays that address the increasing presence of characters that simultaneously manifest and challenge the accepted stereotypes of aging. The contributors to this volume explore representations in television programs, comic books, theater, and other forms of media. The chapters include examinations of aging male and female actors who take on leading roles in such movies as Gran Torino, Grudge Match,Escape Plan, Space Cowboys, Taken, and The Big Lebowski as well as TheExpendables, Red, and X-Men franchises. Other chapters address perceptions of masculinity, sexuality, gender, and race as manifested by such cultural icons as Superman, Wonder Woman, Danny Trejo, Helen Mirren, Betty White, Liberace, and Tyler Perry’s Madea.

With multi-disciplinary and accessible essays that encompass the expanding spectrum of aging and related stereotypes, this book offers a broader range of new ways to understand, perceive, and think about aging. Aging Heroes will be of interest to scholars of film, television, gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, aging studies, and media studies, as well as to general readers.”

CFP: Social Media, Activism, and Organisations

The Social Media, Activism, and Organisations symposium will be held in London, England on November 6, 2015 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The symposium is sponsored by The Sociological Review, The Centre for Creative & Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, and the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths.

Short papers are invited which explore the social media-influenced intersections of social movements and organisations. Full papers are not required for this conference, only short papers (~2500 words, excluding references) related to the broad theme of “Social Media, Activism, and Organisations”.

Papers should be submitted by September 7, 2015 via Easy Chair at and there is no preset template for submission. If selected, the author(s) will be invited to give a 15-minute oral presentation followed by a 5 min Q&A period at the symposium.