Only sessions defined as open to public will be available for public attendance. All the other sessions will be closed.

September 8th Friday

9:00-9:30 Welcoming remarks / KHas Galata Salon

9:30-10:45 Keynote session

John Postill

KHas Galata Salon (Open to public)

10:45-11:00 Coffee break 

11:00-12:15 Workshop session: Emotions, vulnerabilities, and fieldwork

Ergin Bulut, “Revealing Emotions of Game Developers at Work: Towards a Non-Media Centric Media Ethnography through Photo Elicitation and Preliminary Thoughts on a Materialist Media Studies”

Sahana Udupa, “Securing ethnographic ‘home’ in the digital age”

Mutlu Binark, “Experiences from the Unwritten Field and Traces Left Behind: Lack of words left to the researcher from immigrants of Turkey living in Denmark and from their use of media”

Discussant: Zeynep D. Gürsel

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:45 Industry Keynote session

Can Ertuna, News Media in Turkey: Issues and Contexts

KHas Galata Salon (Open to public)

14:45-15:00 Coffee break 

15:00-16:15 Workshop session: Conflicts, communities, and media

Elisabetta Costa, “Social Media Makes Us Relatives”

Kevin Smets, “The media use of Syrian refugees in Turkey: understanding “connected refugees” through  a non-media-centric and local approach”

Çağrı Yalkın “De-Sanitizing Netnography: Toward Real Critical Stance”

Discussants: Chris Kelty, Zeynep D. Gürsel, John Postill

September 9th Saturday

9:30-10:45 Industry Keynote session

Yamaç Okur, Dynamics of Creative Industries in Turkey: TV Series

KHas Cinema A (Open to public)

10:45-11:00 Coffee break / Haliç Salon

11:00-12:30 Workshop session: Producers, Audiences, and Performances

Feyza Akınerdem, “Rethinking the Audience between Global Flows and State Interventions in Turkey”

Halide Velioğlu, “Aesthetic and Political Life of Anonymity in Turkey”

Omar Al Ghazzi, “The Syrian-Turkish drama: Sovereignty, masculinity & soap operas”

Burak Özçetin, “Historical TV Dramas and Their Audiences: Diriliş Ertuğrul”

Discussant: Chris Kelty

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:45 Keynote session

Chris Kelty

KHas Cinema A (Open to public)

14:45-15:00 Coffee break / Haliç Salon

15:00-16:15 Workshop session: Censorship and Limitations in Media Industries

Suncem Koçer, “Transpolitics of Kurdish Media:  The Discourses of a National Cinema in Transnational Media Worlds”

Josh Carney, “Theaters of inhibition and cinemas of strategy: film festivals and the sites of struggle over censorship in Turkey”

Ozan Aşık, “Rethinking the producer-recipient duality in journalism from an ethnographic perspective through the current media landscape in Turkey”

Discussant: John Postill

September 10th, Sunday

10:00-10:45 Keynote session, Zeynep D. Gürsel

10:45-11:00 Coffee break 

11:00-13:00 Workshop session: Reflections on Ethnographic Fieldwork

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Closing remarks