CIEE Summer 2012 International Faculty Development Seminar in Turkey
“Consuming Istanbul: Space, Spectacle and the Politics of Popular Culture”
June 11 – 22, 2012
Since the 1980’s, Turkey, in particular Istanbul, has seen unprecedented transformations with the influences of rapid urbanization, the emergence of consumerism and the “opening” up to new configurations of public space and images. While Turkey’s accession to the E.U. remains elusive, and the country’s role on the global economic and political stages is being debated, images and imaginings of Istanbul have acquired new and complex significance. Declared a “Cultural Capital of Europe” in 2010, a number of civic initiatives, municipal “urban renewal” (i.e. gentrification) projects, and cultural events have literally and figuratively “re-oriented,” reshaped and repackaged Istanbul for consumption on local and global levels.
Academic content includes lectures addressing:
* Space, Power, and Politics in Contemporary Turkey
* Migration, Globalization, and Urban Transformation in Istanbul
* Civilizing Istanbul: City, Spectacle, and the Making of a Capital of Culture
* Istanbul through the Ages
* Imagining Istanbul: Tourism and the Consumption of Culture
* Istanbul in Literature, Art, Public, and Private Spaces
* Turkish Foreign Relations: Bridge or Barrier?
* Religion, Politics, and Social Change in Turkey
Funding Assistance Available: Ping Faculty Development Fellowship awards in the amount of $1000-1500 are available for 10-15 International Faculty Development Seminar participants per year.
Questions about the seminars or the Ping Fellowship awards can be directed to either Teri Coviello, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Cait Vaughan, email@example.com
Program Coordinator, International Faculty Development Seminars
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange