Ege University 16th International Cultural Studies Symposium “NARRATIVES OF TRAUMA”


This conference is about the influence of trauma both on individuals and on cultures and about the necessity to share and translate such traumatic affect. By concentrating on rhetorical, semiotic and social aspects, the conference aims to focus on the phenomenon of trauma and its different manifestations and to consider the elements that may generate the aporias of trauma and offer new possibilities for survival, recovery and healing. Therefore, the goal of this conference is to challenge the recent boundaries and assumptions of the field, encouraging new approaches for trauma studies.

Since the nature of our symposium has traditionally been cross/interdisciplinary, research and studies from all disciplines in the social sciences along with relevant applied sciences are invited in the following topics:
– Individual and collective trauma
– Writing trauma
– The unrepresentable
– Silence and trauma
– Love and death
– Self and trauma
– Trauma and family
– Autobiographies, life writings, memoirs
– Post-memory, post-trauma
– Representations of trauma
– Ethics of trauma narratives
– Post 9/11
– Social and cultural dimensions of trauma
– Recovery and healing
– Post-human
– Disruption and reorientation of consciousness
– Gothic and trauma
– Trauma and psychology
– Exile, dislocation and trauma
– Trauma and discourse
– Loss, mourning, ritual
– Trauma and history/ war/ nation

Deadline for 250-word proposals (as abstracts): December 30, 2016

Please e-mail your proposal and a short BIO (100 words) to:

Melike Özmen’den makale ve kitap bölümü

s200_melike._zmen.jpgBİLGİ İletişim Tasarımı ve Yönetimi Bölümü Araştırma Görevlisi Melike Özmen‘in kaleme aldığı “Have You Seen This Bus? Information Design Problems in Public Spaces in Istanbul and an Intervention on Public Transportation in Dikilitaş Neighborhood” adlı makale Sociology and Anthropology dergisinde yayınlandı.

Özmen’in katıldığı Universal Design 2016 (UD 2016) konferansında sunduğu “Sıkışma: An Alternative Information Design Project for Ihlamur Pavilions Istanbul” adlı bildiri ise, “Universal Design 2016: Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future” adlı e-kitapta yayımlandı. Kitaba buradan ulaşılabilir.

Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan, Sinop’da WSun workshopunu gerçekleştirdi

ifbilgi tarafından desteklenen “Kalkınma için Sosyal Girişimcilik” projesi kapsamında Yrd.Doç.Dr. Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan, WSun workshopunu düzenledi. Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma için Sosyal Girişim ve Yaratıcılık Projesi’nin amacı HAL’i sosyal girişim ve yaratıcılık merkezine dönüştürmek için bir organizasyon modeli yaratmaktır. Bu merkez dayanışma temelli sosyal kalkınma için kültürel ve yerel ürünleri pazarlamayı sağlayacak sosyal girişimi tetiklemelidir.

Doç. Dr. Gresi Sanje’den kitap bölümü

3875658Doç. Dr. Gresi Sanje ‘nin (BİLGİ Reklamcılık Programı) kaleme aldığı “Afetlerle Kalkınmada Doğal Kaynak: Gönüllülük” adlı çalışma, editörüğünü Murat Tiryakioğlu‘nun üstlendiği “Afetlerle Kalkınma: Tecrübeler, Politikalar ve Beklentiler” adlı Efil Yayınevi tarafından basılan kitapta yayımlandı.




Article co-authored by Feyda Sayan Cengiz

c02775395“Overcome your anger if you are a man: Silencing women’s agency to voice violence against women”, co-authored by Feyda Sayan Cengiz, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor at ifbilgi) is published by the SSCI-indexed “Women’s Studies International Forum“:

“This study traces the relation between male violence and masculinist norms that attribute political agency exclusively to men. Through critical analysis of a recent campaign initiated as an effort to fight violence against women in Turkey by addressing men as the only agents endowed with agency to solve the problem, we explore the ways in which this discourse risks marginalizing women who seek empowerment through women’s solidarity. The analysis of newspaper columns supporting and promoting the campaign uncovers three patterns of the discursive ground on which the campaign stands: (1) the assumption of a “cultural particularity” in Turkey nested in the traditional family structure which should allegedly be left unquestioned; (2) glorification of values attributed to the masculine; (3) taking violence as an individual problem of “anger management.” We argue that this campaign is inimical to the aim it declares because by marginalizing feminist efforts to question the social and structural patterns of male violence, it deprives women of political agency essential in the struggle against this problem.”

 The following link provides free access to the article until June 23, 2016: