Presentation Topics

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

  • City and literature

  • City as a semiotic text

  • Poetics of place

  • Places in Literature

  • Representations of City

  • Appearence of Language in Historical Cities: Public scriptures

  • Lost cities and lost languages of Ancient Ages

  • Trade and multilingual culture in Ancient Ages

  • Sophists as artisans of laguage in Ancient Greek

  • City, language and ideology from the past to the present

  • Multilingual and multicultural cities from the past to the present

  • Book culture and library science

  • City’s language of speaking and writing

  • Different dialects in city’s language and reasons for their emergence

  • City-specific ballads, songs, tales, proverbs and idioms in different cultures

  • Language and city in sociological framework

  • Demolinguistic studies

  • Place cognition/comprehension

  • City, billboards and language of advertising: Semiotic approaches

  • City, missing in migration literature and its reflections on language

  • Colonization and its impact on language

  • Cities as protagonists in novels

  • Artists identified with city

  • Historical development of city-based literary language

  • Manner of speech from the past to the present

  • Naming places on a micro and a macro level from the past to the present and their linguistic and sociological reflections

  • Graffiti from the past to the present

  • Braille alhabet for the visually impaired

  • Slang, language of industry

  • Plaza language as a contemporary phenomenon

PHILOSOPHY

  • Language of city in terms of Political philosophy

  • City in History of Philosophy

  • Philosophy of the urban

  • City and Language

  • City and justice

  • City and conflicts

  • City and crises

  • City and utopias, dystopias

  • City rights

  • City and environment

  • City and culture

  • City and esthetics

COMMUNICATION AND THE MEDIA

  • Communication in terms of City culture and Language

  • Representation of City in terms of language utilized in the Radio and the Cinema

  • Language and communication on the internet and social media

  • Communication in terms of language used in the media

  • Hate speech and discourse

  • Culture, language and communication in Sports

ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND DECORATION ARTS

  • New approaches of city, architecture and design

  • Ancient cities, modern cities: Continuity and disengagements

  • Architectural styles from the past to the present

  • Symbolic places

  • Restoration and preservation applications, problems and solutions

  • Landscape architecture and language of plants

  • Place, matter and material

  • Traditional arts, decoration (tezyinat) and city

  • Relationship between modern art and traditional art

MUSIC, CINEMA AND FINE ARTS

  • City and music

  • City’s music, songs, ballads

  • Music communities, entertainment places

  • Musicians, artists

  • Entertainment Culture

  • Relationship between cinema and city

  • Cities as places for movies

  • Documentaries on cities

  • City as the topic of paintings in terms of movements and approaches

  • City painters

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Environmental Psychology

  • Urbanity

  • Sustainable Cities

  • Public Spaces vs Private Spaces

  • Crowding

  • Privacy

  • Cognitive Maps

  • Cities and Traffic

  • Traffic Psychology

  • Public Transport

  • Cities and Identity

  • Place Identity

  • Space Identity

  • Neighborhood Culture and Belongingness

  • Self and Identity: Interactions

  • Cities and Discourses

  • Space and Ideology

  • Gendered Spaces

  • Space and Class

  • Space and Collective Memory

  • Representations of Space

  • Cities, Immigration and Integration

  • Language Acquisition

  • Multilingualism and Integration

  • Multiculturalism

  • Acculturation

  • Relationships Between Spaces and Values

  • Interactions among Spaces and Morality

  • Cities, Health and Psychopathology

SOCIOLOGY

  • Culturel changes, language and city

  • Migration, social integration and language

  • Migrants and the language of the city

  • Global influx, city and language

  • Societal structure in city and language

  • Social Dynamics of city life and language

  • Social dissociation in city and language

  • Urbanization and local dialects

  • Language of urbanization: Modernization and changes in language

HISTORY

  • City and scientific-literary communities

  • Cities since antiquity to the present

  • Architectural works as city’s language

  • City historiography

  • Language of bureaucracy

  • Cities of empires

  • City and urban culture in different civilizations

  • Transformation of cities from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey

  • Spiritual language of city

  • Cities, travellers and travelogues

  • City, migration and migrants