Kurdish Transnational Networks between Western Europe, the Communist World and the Middle East in the 20th century

Workshop, Institut français d’études anatoliennes (IFEA, Istanbul), 12-13 December 2019

Thursday, 12 December

13:30-15:00: Welcome Lunch, IFEA

15:00-15:30 : Welcome and introduction

Etienne Peyrat (Sciences Po Lille), principal investigator, RUSKURD Project

Bayram Balcı, Director of the French Institute of Anatolian Studies

 

Session I : 15:30-18:00

Discussant: Masha Cerovic (Associate Professor EHESS, Paris / Visiting Fellow at the Marc Bloch Center, Berlin). 

  • Barbara Henning (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg), “Russian counterparts of various backgrounds in the extended networks of members of the Ottoman-Kurdish Bedirhani family in the late-19th and 20th centuries”
  • Jordi Tejel (Université de Neuchâtel, Institut d’histoire), “First Encounters with the USSR: the Kurdish nationalist movement in Syria and Lebanon, 1927-1946”
  • Omar Sheikhmous (Independent Analyst; Former Researcher and University Lecturer at Stockholm University): “Kurdish Students Abroad: Between Kurdish Nationalism and Left-wing Politics”

Friday, 13 December

Session II : 10:00 – 13:00

Discussant : Etienne Peyrat (Sciences Po Lille)

  • Joanna Bocheńska (Jagiellonian University): “A man on a mission. Abdullah Jalal Fatah, his doctoral dissertation on Kurdish culture (1978) and Polish academia in the 70s”
  • Hardy Mede (Doctor of Political Science, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (CESSP) / Contract Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine), “Entre deux mondes (URSS et Moyen-Orient) sociologie d’une élite universitaire kurde: représentations, pratiques, capital scolaire”
  • Kenan Engin (Akkon-Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften), “Almanya’ya Kürt G..ü: Nedenleri, Gelişim Evreleri ve Kürt Diasporasının Kürtler Üzerindeki Etkileri” (Kurdish migration to Germany: Causes, stages of development and effects of Kurdish diaspora on Kurds)

Lunch: 13:00 – 14:30

Session III : 14 :30 – 17 :00

Discussant: Metin Yüksel, (Associate Professor, Hacettepe Univesity, Ankara)

  • Nicholas S. Glastonbury (PhD Candidate, Anthropology Department, CUNY Graduate Center), “Radio Yerevan, TRT, and the Sonic Insurgencies of the Early Cold War”
  • Etienne Peyrat (Sciences Po Lille), “Diplomatic and Political Challenges of Kurdish Emigration in Eastern Europe (1950s-1980s)”
  • Adnan Çelik (Postdoctoral fellow at Sciences Po Lille), The nexus of networking between the Kurds and Kurdologists during the 1960s and 1970s: The case of The Kurdish Students’ Society in Europe (KSSE) and The International Society Kurdistan (ISK)

Afterword: 17:00-18:00

The workshop will take place at the Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes (IFEA). The workshop is open to external participants upon registration: adnan.celik@ehess.fr or oskizama@gmail.com. 

Tomtom Mahallesi, Nur-i Ziya Sk. No:10, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

This workshop is part of the RUSKURD research project, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR).



Citer ce billet
Étienne Peyrat (2019, 11 décembre). Kurdish Transnational Networks between Western Europe, the Communist World and the Middle East in the 20th century. Russes et Kurdes au Moyen-Orient (19e-21e siècles). Consulté le 13 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/tue1

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