The Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey works to advance the field of Turkish studies in Europe and provide opportunities for young scholars through academic events that promote idea exchange, visibility, and networking.
In 2014, CEST began organising annual conferences, hosted at rotating member universities. In 2021 CEST will inaugurate a summer school aimed at providing young scholars with the tools they need to succeed in academia.
The project is funded primarily by Stiftung Mercator, with additional contributions from the Swedish Institute, Stockholm University, and other CEST institutions.
Theme: Turkey and the Mediterranean: linkages, connectivities and ruptures
Hybrid format with a Virtual Workshop in September 2021 followed by a face-to-face Symposium in November
The Summer Schools bring together young scholars from Turkey and Europe. Postdoctoral students and early career scholars (less than five years since Ph.D.) will get a solid grounding in methodology and other career building skills.
Publications and Past Events
Professor of International Relations at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Paul T Levin
Director, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies
CEST Vice Director
Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies
University of Naples "L'Orientale"