Museum Studies and Heritage Management
The conservation, restoration, management, interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage to a large audience of domestic and foreign visitors alike—whether in the framework of museums, excavation sites, or in the original location—is a central concern to many stakeholders, in Turkey as much as elsewhere in the world. KUP’s museum studies and heritage management publications aim not only to disseminate knowledge about heritage management in a large variety of contexts, but also to encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, and to contribute to methodological and theoretical discussions as well as the reconsideration of current best practices in the light of local conditions. Books in this topic area may include, but are not limited to: museum and cultural histories; museum manuals; catalogues of previously unpublished collections; case studies in heritage management and museum studies; heritage-related legal and ethical studies; and guidelines and technical reports on management, conservation and restoration projects, as long as they contribute to practices and debates around larger heritage management issues.
Philosophy is central to any endeavor to reflect critically and think creatively about Turkey’s relationship to a global world in ongoing discussions of ethics, religion, science, politics, society, and the environment. KUP’s philosophy publications aim is to disseminate ideas and knowledge of global and regional significance, to inform and inspire philosophy students, scholars and keen readers, to ecourage a scholarly dialogue within and across traditional and contemporary perspectives, and to create new areas of philosophical discussion in Turkey. Books in this topic area may include, but are not limited to: Turkish translations of the cornerstone texts of the history of philosophy, text books, and monographs concerned with contemporary debates and discussions in the many areas of philosophy such as ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of science.
The field of psychology addresses a variety of central issues that are of concern to human development and publicizes a significant body of ground-breaking information that relates to researchers, practitioners, and the general public. KUP’s psychology publications aim to disseminate knowledge about and contribute to all areas of psychological science, including developmental, social, health, political, clinical, educational, forensic, industrial, cognitive, and experimental psychology, as well as neuropsychology. KUP’s psychology publications may include, but are not limited to: monographs that enable psychology specialists from many subdisciplines to share their data, techniques, research methods, and conclusions; training, research, and lab manuals; and books addressing a broader audience ranging from policy-makers, educators, mental health and healthcare professionals, organizations, and families to other members of the public.
Sociology & Anthropology
Social science research on Turkey and the broader region within which it is located is growing in tandem with the many social transformations in diverse arenas over the recent decades. KUP aims to publish original high-quality social scientific research on this specific geographical as well as a more global framework, from interdisciplinary perspectives at the intersections of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and history. KUP especially encourages the publication of studies which probe into various dimensions of social inequality, social rights and citizenship, power and politics, gender relations, and the environment in Turkey and the Middle East, which employ sound methodological and theoretical frameworks and which provide original findings on their subject matter.
Political Science & International Relations
Political science and international relations research on Turkey and the broader region within which it is located has attracted more scholarly attention in recent decades, in tandem with the ongoing critical political developments. KUP’s political science and international relations publications aim to contribute to cutting-edge theoretical and methodological debates in this field and encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches at the intersections of sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and history. KUP especially encourages the publication of studies which probe into processes of globalization and Europeanization and their domestic implications; patterns of international conflict and cooperation;questions of democratization, rights and citizenship; and issues of political and social inequality, identity, gender relations, and the environment. It encourages original studies on these issues in Turkey as well as in Europe and the Middle East.