Conference on Materiality, Memory and Cultural Heritage, Istanbul

Deadline: 17/11/2010 (abstract submission)
Fee: Regular Fee: 80$, Students: 40$ (The Registration fee includes: Conference material and participation in events)
Date: May 25-29, 2011

A conference organized by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, İstanbul Technical University and the Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University in İstanbul, Turkey on May 25-29, 2011.

Keynote Speakers:
Ian Hodder (Stanford University)
Richard Handler (University of Virginia)
Ayfer Bartu Candan (Boğaziçi University)
Charles Stewart (University College London)

Papers are expected to contribute to the following thematic areas related to the main topic of contemporary uses of ancient sites, monuments and objects:

* Commodification and Objectification
* Materiality
* Symbolic Meaning
* Collective Memory
* Senses and Memory
* Senses and Home
* Collection and Destruction of Objects
* History Production
* Media
* Religion
* Nationalism
* Neo-colonialism
* Place-making
* Technology
* Cultural Heritage Preservation

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for individual papers and sessions should be submitted by FRIDAY DECEMBER 17th 2010. Abstracts of no more than 350 words in English should be sent via email to the addresses listed below. Please include your name, affiliation, e-mail, telephone number(s), and postal address. The authors of the accepted abstracts will be notified by JANUARY 20th 2011.

Manuscript Submission:

Once the abstracts are accepted the full papers must be submitted by May 25th, 2011 in order to be considered for publication in an edited volume.

Please email presentation abstracts to:

Please email questions/comments to:

Sevil Baltalı Tırpan:
Aybil Göker:

Registration Rates

Regular Fee: 80$
Students: 40$

Participants from Turkish Universities: 100 TL
Students from Turkish Universities: 50 TL

Refunding Policy: There will be 80 % refund if the cancellation is made before May 1, 2011. Thereafter no refund will be done.

The Registration fee includes: Conference material and participation in events.

Registration is required for ALL attendees. This policy applies to all paper presenters as well as the attendees.

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