Metehan Özcan

_ Metehan Özcan is an artist, born in Istanbul, 1975 lives in Izmir. He received BA degree in Interior Design from Bilkent University and MFA degree in Visual Communication Design from Bilgi University. He is studying at Proficiency in Art and Design Programme of Dokuz Eylül University and working as part-time lecturer at various universities. […]

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Mehmet Penpecioğlu

_ Dr. Mehmet Penpecioglu Independent Researcher & Academics Mehmet Penpecioğlu is and urban planner and urban politics scholar. Graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Dokuz Eylul University; received his Master and PhD degrees from Regional Planning and Urban Politics Departments at Middle East Technical University. Completed his postdoctoral research at TU […]

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Raşel Meseri

_ Raşel Meseri is a writer based in Izmir, Turkey. She published seven children books and one novel (Köpekbalıklarının Kayıp Şarkıları, Delidolu, 2018). She is the co-editor of Being Jewish in Turkey: A Dictionary of Experiences (Iletisim, 2017). Some of her theater plays are put on stage in Izmir and Istanbul. She also makes documentaries […]

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Aylin Kuryel

_ Aylin Kuryel completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam and is currently teaching at Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). She is the co-editor of Cultural Activism: Practices, Dilemmas and Possibilities (Rodopi, 2010) and Aesthetics and Resistance in the Age of Global Uprisings (Iletisim, 2015) and Being Jewish in Turkey: A Dictionary of […]

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Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana

Seminar # 2: Reading Materials

The lost tribes Ronald Sanders: Lost tribes promised lands Yosef Kaplan, Henry Mechoulan And Richard H. Popkin: Menasseh Ben Israel Eschetology Adi Ophir: The Politics of Catastrophization: Emergency and Exception Messianism Jacob Barnai- Christian Messianism and the Portuguese Marranos Jacob Barnai: On The Jewish Community Of İzmi̇r In The Late Eighteenth And Early Nineteenth Centuries […]

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Zeyno Pekünlü

_ Zeyno Pekünlü is an artist born in Izmir, 1980 and lives in Istanbul. She has graduated from the Painting Department of Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul and continued her education with master and PhD in the same university. She has also completed a second Master in Artistic Production and Research in University of Barcelona. Possibilities […]

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C.M Kosemen

_ C. M. Kosemen is an artist and independent researcher born in Ankara, Turkey. He studied at Cornell University, Istanbul’s Sabancı University and holds a Masters’ degree from London’s Goldsmiths College in Documentary Film and Media Studies. Kosemen’s areas of interest include surreal art, Mediterranean history, palaeontology, evolution, zoology and visual culture. As an artist, […]

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh

_ Wendelien van Oldenborgh develops works, whereby the cinematic format is used as a methodology for production and as the basic language for various forms of presentation. She often uses the format of a public film shoot, collaborating with participants in different scenarios, to co-produce a script and orientate the work towards its final outcome. […]

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Yolande Jansen

_ Yolande Jansen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and Special Professor of Humanism in Relation to Religion and Secularity for the Socrates Foundation at the VU University Amsterdam. She is the author of Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism; French modernist legacies (2014) and edited The Irregularization of Migration […]

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Iosif Vaena

_ Iosif Vaena is a pharmacist,and in his free time he collects Jewish tombstones from the gulf of Thermaikos. He hopes that one day he will find out who threw them out there.

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Gil Hochberg

_ Gil Hochberg is Ransford Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, and Middle East Studies at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the intersections among psychoanalysis, postcolonial theory, nationalism, gender and sexuality. She has published essays on a wide range of issues including: Francophone North African literature, Palestinian literature, the modern Levant, gender and nationalism, […]

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Savas Michael-Matsas

_ Born in Athens in 1947. He studied and took his degree in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Athens (1965-1971). Post-graduate studies in Radiology and Oncology in Paris, where he made also studies in Philosophy, History and Political Economy (1971-1974).He published the last 30 years in Greek and international theoretical journals many […]

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Ayse Cavdar

_ Ayse Cavdar graduated from Ankara University, Journalism Dept. Received a Masters’ degree in history, from Bogazici University.  Completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “the Loss of Modesty: The Adventure of Muslim Family from Neighborhood to Gated Community” at the European University of Viadrina, in 2014 (supported by Global Prayers Project initiated by MetroZones). Worked for […]

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