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

C. Uğur Ayfer on “Surviving the Hostile Internet”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prof. Fazli Can on “Mobile Information Retrieval”

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

Prof. Tomris Türmen on “Child Brides”

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

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

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

Elif Denizci “Cultural Conflicts Continue in the Kitchen”

Prof. Dilek Önkal “Future Management”

Robin Turner “What Educators Can Learn from Games”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prof. Tuğrul Dayar “Markov and His Chains”

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

Prof. Dr. Fazlı Can “Things Hidden Behind the Numbers of İnce Memeds”

Prof. Dr. Orhan Güvenen “Some comments on transdisciplinary science methodology”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ece Göztepe “The Constitutional Complaint as an Alternative Way of Political Conciliation: Selected Topics”

Prof. Dr. Erinç Yeldan “Pictures from an Economist's Exhibition: Reflections on the Global and Turkish Economy”

Dr. Margaret Sands, Dr.Armağan Ateşkan, Sıla Sagun “IB OR NOT IB: THE KEY TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESS?”

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Boyacı “Reality Constructed: How Does the Visual System Work?”

Dr. Nedret Öztan “Coping With Traumatic Experiences”

Contact: librarylectures@bilkent.edu.tr