Date: May 16, 2015 Saturday
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E1-301
The symposium is organized by the Center for Migration Research of İstanbul Bilgi University in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Belgium in İstanbul and the Turkish-Belgian Friendship and Cultural Association.
The present symposium aims to facilitate the dialogue and the further development of a network in the field of migration studies by bringing together Turkish and international academics as well as artists with a migration background. It investigates key issues and themes of Belgian-Turkish migration by looking at the legal and social history, national and European policy, the present cultural diversity, identity and ethnicity, transmigration and return migration, as well as artistic responses and perceptions in film, literature, visual arts and theatre. Hence, the symposium aims to contribute to the debates about the sociological memory that binds Turkey and Belgium for over 50 years.