Dear friends and colleagues of the DAVO, DMG and ICATAT,  our Polish colleagues invites to SYMPTURK II:

As part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw, the Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples is organizing the Second International Symposium of Turkology „Questions and Developments of Modern Turkology”, 12-14th September 2012. ( )

The main focus of the Second International Symposium of Turkology will be modern studies and research on the culture and language of Turkey and Turkic peoples.  Turkology  is usually understood as language and literature studies, but nowadays it encompasses almost all fields and specialities of  scientific research, thus we may say it has become an interdisciplinary field though language and culture are still basics for its research. At the last year’s meeting we discussed mainly about language, literature and history and about methods of teaching and popularising these subjects. In 2012 we hope to create space for exchange of our experiences in Turkish studies as well as for finding common ways and methods of solving our content-related and other essential problems. The aim of this year’s meeting is also to consider future perspectives for our studies and work.
Below we present the list of main topics of the 2012 Symposium:
1. language and literature
2. politics and history
3. traditional and modern culture
4. social life
5. fine arts
6. economy – influence on Turkish culture
7. state of research and studies
8. organization and financing of international research and studies

Application forms and paper proposals:
The application forms and paper proposal forms are attached at the end of this Call for Papers. Applications and proposals must be e-mailed to the Organizers of the Symposium at or . Any additional information on the topics can be found at

Papers Proposals:
Papers and abstracts should be written and presented in English or Turkish.
Symposium will be organized as a series of panel meetings. Papers will be presented as 15-minute presentations followed by short discussions.

Symposium will be held at the University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Warsaw.

Symposium will begin on 12th September and concluded on 14th September 2012.
Deadline for applications and abstracts in English: 1st March 2012.
Acceptance letters from the Organizers will be delivered till 31st  March 2012.
Deadline for papers in English or Turkish with abstracts in English: 15th  August 2012.
Deadline for registration fee  – not later than: 15th August 2012.

Information concerning schedule and programme will be delivered to the participants by e-mail.

Programme Board:
Prof. Jolanta Sierakowska-Dyndo
Prof. Mustafa İsen
Prof. Tadeusz Majda
Prof. Ramazan Kaplan
Prof. Ewa Siemieniec-Gołaś
Prof. Ramazan Korkmaz
Prof. Henryk Jankowski
Prof. Melek Özyetgin
Prof. Grażyna Zając
Agata Bareja-Starzyńska, Ph.D.

Organizational Committe:
Öztürk Emiroğlu, Assoc. Prof.
Marzena Godzińska, Ph.D.
Agnieszka Zastawna-Templin, Ph.D.
Kamila Stanek, Ph.D.
Anna Sulimowicz, M.A.
Dariusz Cichocki, M.A.
Filip Majkowski, M.A.
Harun Kokoğlu

All participants are obliged to pay the registration fee. Speakers must pay the fee at least one month in advance, before 15th August 2012. Speakers who fail to pay the fee will be removed from the list of  speakers and will be able to take part in Symposium only as observers.

The registration fee:
For speakers from abroad: 100 EUR
For speakers from Poland: 250 PLN
The registration fee covers costs of:
conference materials including programme with abstracts of all papers, coffee-breaks, banquet for participants, post-conference book of papers.

The registration fee should be paid by money transfer. Bank account number will be sent togetherwith the letter of acceptance.