The Çanakkale/Gallipoli Wars 2015 International Conference

  • Monash University and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University are proud to announce an international conference on the memory and the meaning of Gallipoli/ Çanakkale.

    When: Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 May 2015

    The conference program will straddle four days of papers, performances and presentations, beginning with a tour of the Gallipoli/ Çanakkale battlefields. It will feature the work of leading scholars of war and memory, and will include a musical performance and a commemorative service beside Anzac Cove.

    Where: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Dardanos campus

    comu_logo_1Situated on the shores of the Dardanelles, COMU is one of Turkey’s leading regional universities, home of the Turkish Australian Cultural Centre and a valued partner of Monash University.

    Program and Speakers

    Special Events

    Poetry Reading: This Intimate War: contemporary Australian/Turkish poems on the Gallipoli/Canakkale war
    Book cover - This Intimate War Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 – İçlİ Dışlı Bİr Savaş: Gelİbolu/Çanakkale 1915

    This Intimate War Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915

    During the conference, Dr. Robyn Rowland and her Turkish translator Dr. Mehmet Ali Çelikel will be holding a Poetry Reading from their forthcoming book: This Intimate War Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 – İçlİ Dışlı Bİr Savaş: Gelİbolu/Çanakkale 1915.

    Writings on Gallipoli have tended to represent only the Australian history and experience, rarely a dual vision. This book is the only contemporary Australian/Turkish book of poems on the Gallipoli/Canakkale war, and is a moving and intimate portrait of two countries at war.

    For more information about the book, and the author and translator see:

    This Intimate War Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 – İçlİ Dışlı Bİr Savaş: Gelİbolu/Çanakkale 1915

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