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Engaged Theatre and Contemporary Politics in Turkey

Özlem Karadağ, Özge Ertem, and Ebru Nihan Celkan: November 5 - 9, 2018

Duke University Libraries | Trent Foundation | Duke University Middle East Studies Center | Laertes

The series Engaged Theatre and Contemporary Politics in Turkey | November 5-9, 2018, is sponsored by the Duke University Libraries through a Trent Foundation  Grant, and by the Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) .
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"The Trent Foundation was established in 1977 by Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and her second husband, Dr. James H. Semans, to honor the memory of her first husband, Dr. Josiah Charles Trent. Twice a year, in the spring and the fall, the Fund assists Duke University faculty and staff by providing modest grants for projects whose funding might be difficult to obtain from other sources. 

Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) is a hub for research, policy, education, and outreach about the Middle East. DUMESC supports in-depth Middle Eastern language training and a variety of interdisciplinary courses on the region's geopolitics, culture, and society.

Laertes is a press for literary translation, located in Chapel Hill. NC.

The images represent highlights from the Turkish Collection in the Rubenstein Library. A catalog of the exhibit Yasak = Banned: political cartoons from late Ottoman and republican Turkey is available online.


Sean Swanick
Librarian for Middle East and Islamic Studies

Heidi Madden
Librarian for Western European and Medieval Renaissance Studies

Laertes Books

Nina Kamberos is the founder and editor-in-chief of Laertes, a press for literary translation, located in Chapel Hill. Their first edition, Clearing the Ground: C.P. Cavafy, Poetry and Prose, 1902-1911, was published in October of 2015 and received both IPPY and PubWest awards for book design.  They are currently in the thick of publishing Egret Acting Editions , a series of “engaged and provocative dramas from across the world.” Forthcoming in the fall is an anthology of contemporary plays from Kosovo which documents the war and its aftermath.