Keyman Modern Turkish Studies

The Keyman Program promotes intellectual dialogue and scholarship to provide a deeper, interdisciplinary, and critical understanding of contemporary Turkey in connection with global social processes, problems or conflicts.

To achieve this goal, the program organizes seminars and conferences on critical issues; funds research by Northwestern faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; offers Postdoctoral Fellowship, Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar programs;  supports undergraduate teaching on topics related to Turkey; facilitates study abroad and exchange programs in Turkey; and funds the university library’s acquisitions in the area of modern Turkish Studies. 

Conference: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Kurdish Politics

This conference aims to bring together cutting-edge research examining the last hundred years of Kurdish existence in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic in a historical and comparative perspective. 

We are now accepting paper proposals. Learn more.

Vote: “Streets of Modern Turkey” photography competition

The Program invites you to vote in the “Streets of Modern Turkey” photography competition. 

Voting will take place on Facebook from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 27. Vote here!

Keyman Events