III. Turkology Congress in Warsaw: 600 years of Ottoman-Polish relations and the diversity of Turkology – Research on Turkology Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
25-27th of June 2014, Organiser: University of Warsaw, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples in cooperation with Yunus Emre Institute Warsaw. Under honorable patronage of His Magnificency Rector of the University of Warsaw, Professor Marcin Pałys
As part of the 600th anniversary of Polish-Turkish relations the Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw in cooperation with Warsaw Center of Yunus Emre Institute were organizing the Third International Congress of Turkology „600 Years of Polish-Turkish Relations – Research on Turkology Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, 25-27th June 2014.
The main focus of the Third International Congress of Turkology were modern studies and research on the history, culture and language of Turkey and Turkic peoples. Turkology is usually understood as language and literature studies, but nowadays as an interdisciplinary branch it encompasses fields and specialities of humanities as well as sciences research. In 2014 was given a special field for the discussion on the history of Polish and Turkish relations. We also 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 the 2014 meeting was also to consider future perspectives for our studies and work. The Orientalists and Turkologists of Poland are well known for their social engagement outside the ivory tower of scinces. Excellent examples are the resolution concerning attacks on foreigners in Pland, especially those hailing from beyond the European cultural range as well as the Statement of Concerned Scholars on the Current Predicament of the Crimean Tatars.
Main topics of the 2014 Congress were:
- History and politics
- Language and literature
- Traditional and modern culture
- Social problems
- Fine arts
- Economy – influence on Turkish culture
- State of research and studies
- Organization and financing of international research and studies
Symposium was held at the building of Stary BUW (the Old Lubrary) University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Warsaw.