BATAS 2019 Lecture with Diana Darke

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The British Association for Turkish Area Studies (BATAS) has announced its speaker and date for the 2019 John Martin Lecture.

Middle East Expert and Author Diana Darke will give a lecture entitled “Turkey and Syria: deep past connections, deep present differences.” The lecture will take place at 6.30 pm on Friday, 22 November 2019 at the Tuke Common Room, Regent’s University, London. Diana Darke has written extensively on the Middle East and Syria. She is the author of My House in Damascus, The Merchant of Syria and co-author of The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo.

Some of her work can be seen on her personal website.

Further information about the event can be viewed on the BATAS Website.

PSA Annual Conference: Call for Papers

The call for paper and panel proposals for the 70th PSA Annual International Conference has been announced.

The conference will take place in Edinburgh between 6 and 8 April 2020. The deadline for submitting paper and panel proposals is Monday 21st October 2019.

If you would like to be considered for one of the Turkish Politics Specialist Group panels, please contact the co-convenors Yaprak Gürsoy and Matthew Whiting.

You can also see this post on the PSA website.

About PSA Turkish Politics Specialist Group

The Turkish Politics Specialist Group brings together scholars, researchers and academics interested in studying or hearing about Turkish politics.

The group holds workshops, seminars, panels and networking opportunities, both as PSA Annual Conference and through other events throughout the year. Although only recently established, the Turkish Politics Specialist Group builds on the already existing network of experts within the PSA and includes researchers at all stages of their career whose interests cover the historical and contemporary politics of Turkey, broadly defined. We are committed to engaging with cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research that enlightens our understanding of Turkey.  

Key areas of interest include, but are not limited to, democratisation and autocratisation, electoral politics, institutional change, the media, civil society, security and conflict, and foreign policy.  It is also one of the missions of the group to place Turkey in comparative perspective both within its neighbourhood and beyond. Through our events and up-to-date blog posts, we will facilitate and expand opportunities for network building and collaborative research. 

You can find our group on the “Specialist Groups” section of the Political Studies Association website. You can also learn about the types of membership that are available, along with the other rights and subscriptions that comes with becoming a member.

To join the group please Access here, follow us on twitter , or email us for further information.