Mittwoch, 08. Mai 2019, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

Ringvorlesung Turkologie

Dr. Paul Levin (Stockholm)

Turkish Studies: A Scandinavian Perspective

Institut für Orientalistik, Hörsaal (1F-01-38)
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 4, 1090 Wien


Is there a place in the field of Turkish studies for in-depth, understanding-oriented scholarship that focuses on the particular and idiosyncratic as well as for approaches that emphasise generalisability, comparison, and contributions to general theory? Does Turkish studies have something to contribute to our understanding of acute societal issues like the debate over integration? Dr. Levin will provide a Scandinavian perspective on these questions, while highlighting some of the research conducted at two key Swedish research institutions in the field; one old, one new. One located in Istanbul, the other in Stockholm.



Paul T. Levin is the founding Director of the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS). The author of Turkey and the European Union: Christian and Secular Images of Islam (Palgrave) and co-editor of Migration from Turkey to Sweden: Integration, Belonging and Transnational Community (I.B. Tauris), Dr. Levin is a frequent commentator on Turkish affairs in Swedish and international media. He is a founding member of the Consortium for European Symposia of Turkish Studies, Associate Researcher at the Swedish Institute for International Affairs, Research Fellow at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, and member of the German Marshall Fund’s Trilateral Strategy Group. He received his PhD from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California.


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