Second International Gallipoli Symposium

15-16 April 2009 Canberra


Third International Gallipoli Symposium
April 20-21, 2012 Istanbul-Çanakkale TURKEY

Gallipoli Campaign: History, Legend and Memory


Gallipoli Campaign: History, Myth and National Imagination
15-18 March 2015

Gallipoli Peninsula and Troy: Pre-Ottoman and Ottoman Era
March 17-18, 2019 Istanbul-Turkey



Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University in collaboration with the Australian National University, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University and the Çanakkale Foundation invites scholars whose research focusses on the peninsulas of Gallipoli and Troad to propose a paper for its Fifth International Symposium on Gallipoli to be held on March 17-18, 2019 in the city of Istanbul, Turkey.

With the “Fifth International Symposium on Gallipoli”, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University and Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University intend to bring together an international meeting on Gallipoli Peninsula & Troad including the ancient city of Troy and the Trojan War as well Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. The aim of this international meeting is to attract specialists and academics from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Unites States, Europe and Turkey. Topics to be addressed include the social, economic, geographic, demographic and military aspects of the Peninsulas, particularly as they are reflected in archival documents, memoirs, newspaper articles, the visual arts, literature, documentaries and film. The archeological finding on Troy and the other ancient cites are most welcome. It is expected that scholars will address the subject from a range of perspectives based on the original documents, primary sources and archeological findings.

A central aim of the Symposium is to bring together scholars who will address the broad range of approaches that currently characterize Gallipoli Peninsula and Troad studies so as to develop new understandings of and perspectives on the peninsulas as well the city of Gallipoli and the ancient site of Troy, particularly in association with the strategic importance of the Dardanelles and those empires and states that controlled the Straits throughout history. The study of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Troad and the Straits remains a high academic priority as this region becomes more of a historical and strategic focal point.

We would be pleased if you could send us by 10 February 2019a 1000 word expanded abstract of your paper that reflects your methodology, sources used, argument and a conclusion. You must also provide your title, full name, institutional affiliation, full address, email, telephone and fax numbers as well as a short professional biography. Please list any audio-visual equipment that you may need in presenting your paper.

Please complete the online application form that can be found on our website:  http://www.canakkalevakfi.org.tr

The proposals will be evaluated, and its authors will be informed of their acceptance in two weeks. The final date of submission for expanded abstratcs or the full text of the paper will be February 10, 2019.

The registration fee is 50 Euro (350 TL). This will cover the conference dinner, refreshments and all conference material. Details of accommodation will be sent at a later date.

The conference website will be updated regularly for the participants and those who are interested in the symposium. Papers in English or Turkish will be welcomed.


Symposium Subjects:

Gallipoli and Troad: History, Geography and Demography
Gallipoli and Troad: pre-Byzantine Period
Gallipoli and Troad: Byzantine Period
Gallipoli and Trood: Ottoman Period
Land and Sea Wars on the Peninsulas and the Straits
The Causes and Consequences of the Military Campaigns
Military Strategies and Technologies used in the Military Campaign
Military Campaigns and Literature
Socio-Economics, and Culture of Gallipoli, Troad and Çanakkale
From Trojan War to First World War
Ottoman Empire and the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915
And related other topics

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Mehdi İlhan, Istanbul S. Zaim University, Turkey
Bünyamin Bacak, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
İbrahim Güran Yumuşak, Çanakkale Foundation, Turkey

Symposium Scientific Board:
Ahmet Tabakoğlu, Marmara University, Turkey
Christopher Mackie, La Trobe University, Australia 
Elizabeth Minchin, Australian National University
Erol Özvar, Marmara University Turkey, Turkey
Ibrahim Güran Yumuşak, Istanbul S. Zaim University, Turkey
James Piscatori, Durham University, United Kingdom
Ömer Turan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Özer Ergenç, Bilkent University, Turkey
Recep Boztemür, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Roger Hillman, Australian National University
Seçil Karal Akgün, Başkent University, Turkey
Mehdi İlhan, Australian National University
Mehmet Bulut, Istanbul S. Zaim University, Turkey
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Muhammet Erat, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Nuray Ocaklı, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Turkey
Peter Londey, Australian National University
Tamara Lewit, University of Melbourne, Austalia
Zekeriya Kursun, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University, Turkey

Symposium Important Dates:
First Announcement of Symposium                         1 October 2018
Second Announcement of Symposium                     1 December 2018
Submitting Full Texts or Expanded Abstracts          10 February 2019
Final Date for Registration                                     20 February 2019
Announcement of Congress Final Program              1 March 2019

Dr. M. Mehdi İlhan                           E-mail: Mehdi.Ilhan@anu.edu.au
Dr. İbrahim Güran Yumuşak             E-mail: kongre@canakkalevakfi.org.tr

Website: www.canakkalevakfi.org.tr



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