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

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    Situated 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.

    Speakers

    See the confirmed list of speakers to date. Please note that the list of Turkish speakers is still to be confirmed

    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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