Bilkent University Library is very pleased to invite you to attend the Library Lunchtime Lecture Series! Each talk in the series will be delivered by specialists about their academic research but aimed at a non-specialist audience. The lectures will be in English and will be held in the Art Gallery, Main Campus Library.

Past Lectures

V. Assist. Prof. Jason Hale & Meltem Keskin “One on One conversation: Directing American Plays in Turkey”

Prof. Tuğrul Dayar “Markov and His Chains”

Ast. Prof. Dr. Thomas Zimmermann "All that glitters is not gold, nor all that sparkles silver: Ancient Anatolian jewellery unveiled"

Ulrike Salzner "Well-Done! on chemistry and cooking"

Prof. Carnot Nelson “A Typical Turkish Leadership Style: Paternalistic Leadership Comparisons within Turkey and Cross-Nationally”

Dr. Louisa Buckingham “Shop advertising in English in a lingua franca context: making sense of language use”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nilgün Olguntürk “Colour Design in the Built Environment”

Dr. Refet Gürkaynak “Turkish Economy during the AKP Rule”

Dr. Simon Wigley “Homicidal Sleepwalkers: Can We Blame Them?”

Asst. Prof. Dr. Tijen Akşit “English for Academic Purposes: Myths, Challenges and Opportunities”

Robin Turner “What Educators Can Learn from Games”

Prof. Dilek Önkal “Future Management”

Elif Denizci “Cultural Conflicts Continue in the Kitchen”

Assist. Prof. Ali Osmay Güre on “Altruism in Cancer Research: Curing the Patient (and Saving the isolated scientists)”

Prof. Abdullah Atalar on “A Brief History of Bilkent”

Prof. Ömer Dağ on “The Fourth Phase of Matter: Liquid Crystals”

Prof. Tomris Türmen on “Child Brides”

Asst. Prof. Kadire Zeynep Sayım on “The Wisdom of Groupwork”

Prof. Fazli Can on “Mobile Information Retrieval”

Assoc. Prof. Pınar Bilgin on “International Relations in a changing world”

Prof. Ali Doğramacı on “Pre-University Education: The Bilkent Experience”

Prof. Tekin Akıllıoğlu on “Cyprus and the European Court of Human Rights”

Dr. Edward Kohn on “Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt”

Dr. Katja Dörschner & Prof. Tayfun Özçelik on “Anna Karenina & DNA: Collobrative Aspects of Cognitive Neurogenomics at Bilkent”

Dr. Dominique Kassab-Tezgör on “Pottering along the Black Sea: Sinope and its ceramics workshops”

Prof. Sübidey Togan on “Is Accession to the EU Necessary for Turkey?”

Assist. Prof. Ahmet Gürata on “End of Cinema: or how I learned to stop worrying and love new cinephilia”

Prof. Halil İnalcık on “Which Is True: Turkey is not part of Europe, Turkey is part of Europe?”

Prof. Sinan Sertöz on “Mathematics: The Gentle Giant ”

Assoc. Prof. Lale Demirtürk on “Contemporary African American Novel: Critical Conversations about the City”

Dr. Dilek Kaya Mutlu on “A Different Story of Secularism: The Censorship of Religion in Turkish Films of the 1960s”

Prof. Orhan Aytür on “Realm of the Coral: Color, camouflage, consumption, cleaning and courtship under tropical seas"

Prof. Metin Heper on “The Kurdish Initiative: Some Thoughts on Contentious Issues"

Onur Türkmen on “Too many notes? The Evolution of Polyphonic Texture and its Absence in Turkish Music"

Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates on “Exploring an Ancient Port in Mediterranean Turkey: The Kinet Höyük Excavations (Hatay)”

Prof. Levent Gürel on “Computational Electromagnetics: What Does It Mean to Break the World Record in Bilkent?”

C. Uğur Ayfer on “Surviving the Hostile Internet”

Dr. Emre Özgen on “Language, Learning and Color Perception.”

Prof. Norman Stone on “Einstein to Bartok: Academic Refuge in Republican Turkey”

Prof. Ekmel Özbay on "Nanotechnology: Why is it so hot?"

Prof. Tayfun Özçelik on "Walking On All Fours: Evolution and Human Disease"

Prof. Talat S. Halman on "Shakespeare the Turk"

Contact: librarylectures@bilkent.edu.tr