Syndrome of the Present Seminar #2

_ Day One 05.07.2018 | Izmir, Turkey The seminar began with an introductory talk by Erden Kosova at the ruins of the Kadifekale fort, providing an apt vantage point to examine Izmir’s urban topography. From this view, it is possible to see how the areas located closer to the Aegean Sea, an area where refugees […]

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Pawel Maciejko

_ Pawel Maciejko is a Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of Classical Jewish Religion, Thought, and Culture at Johns Hopkins University. He received a doctorate in Modern History from University of Oxford (2004). Upon completion of a Whiting post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago the following year, Maciejko moved to Israel and joined […]

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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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Amir Engel

_ Amir Engel is a lecturer at the German department. He studied philosophy, literature and culture-studies at the Hebrew University and completed his PhD. at the German studies department at Stanford University. After that he taught and conducted research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. His main topics of interest include German Romanticism and German […]

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Marc David Baer

_ Marc David Baer is a historian who specialises in the connected histories of Jews and Muslims in Turkey, Greece, and Germany, in the past and present. Representative publications include the first academic study of the followers of Shabbatai Tzevi, The Dönme: Jewish Converts, Muslim Revolutionaries, and Secular Turks (Stanford, 2010, Turkish translation, Selânikli Dönmeler: […]

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Marjolijn Dijkman

_ Marjolijn Dijkman, *1978, living and working in Brussels, Belgium Marjolijn Dijkman’s practice is concerned with human systems and structures that aim to intervene, control, and ultimately master our surrounding environment. Interested in integrating concepts and methodologies specific to a broad range of disciplines, Dijkman’s work has engaged with topics including urbanism, ecology, anthropology, museology […]

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Gülsün Karamustafa

_ One of Turkey’s most outspoken and celebrated artists, Gülsün Karamustafa has a forty-year oeuvre distinguished by installations, paintings, sculptures, and videos that examine the complexities of gender, globalization, and migration. In the late 1980s, Karamustafa began making sculptures and installations using found objects, including Create Your Own Story with the Given Material (1997), which […]

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Erkan Serçe

_ Erkan Serçe was born in Izmir in 1964. After graduating from the history department of Aegean University (1986) he completed his post-graduate studies in Dokuz Eylül University (1996). Since 1997 he has been teaching in the History Education department of the same university. Serçe has published many books on the urban history of the […]

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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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