• A Conversation on “What is Media Archaeology”

    Jussi Parikka will be at ANAMED on January 15 to talk about his book, What is Media Archaeology?. What is Media Archaeology? focuses on the abnormal side of the media cultures, what is out of the sphere of the mainstream. It brings explanations about how media can be discussed archaeologically, and it provides a thought map consisting of various theories, methods, and ideas that can guide us to achieve that. What is Media Archaeology? considers new media cultures as a concept in which the past can be rediscovered instantly, and the new technologies

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  • Robert Darnton in Istanbul!

    Koç University Press and Koç University Suna Kıraç Library are organizing “Cultural History and Libraries: The Past and the Future” as part of the 52nd Library Week. The event will start with the presentations of Koç University AKMED Director Levent Yılmaz and Hacettepe University professor Yaşar Tonta. The closing speech, titled “Books, Libraries and Digital Future”, will be given by the renowned cultural historian and Harvard University’s emeritus library director Robert Darnton. Date: 31.03.2016  Address: İstiklal Caddesi No: 181 Merkez Han Beyoğlu / İstanbul

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  • Photographing Mundane Modernity

    The history of modernity in the Middle East continues to be overlooked and misunderstood despite a wealth of new scholarship that scrutinizes its many facets from a range of perspectives, including political shifts, literary and artistic movements, and urban transformations. Within this large field of study, literature on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the Ottoman Empire is growing, and draws upon rich visual material; photographs of technical topics that have been largely ignored by students of visual culture—infrastructure, mining, and medicine—offer new ground for research. Clearly not

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  • A Call for New Questions and More International Cooperation to Enhance Research on Migration

    Introduction[1] Today the estimated number of people migrating in different parts of the world is around 214 million.[2] Some are travelers and others forced to move outside of their nation-state borders. Around 90 million people are working outside their countries of origin. These movements are occurring among and within developed and developing countries. Each type of migration shows different but related types of challenges for the migrants. Current migratory flows are not necessarily a one-way ticket to a single destination, but migrants may leave one country to work in a

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