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 Delft […]

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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 and […]

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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 Experiences […]

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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 of […]

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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, Kosemen […]

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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, cultural […]

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