About Symposium

Aydın Adnan Menderes University continues its activities with the responsibility to provide significant contributions to the socio-cultural and economic development of Aydın. Therefore  the requirement of this responsibility, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, in cooperation with Aydın Governorship and Aydın Metropolitan Municipality, which are the main stakeholder institutions ,is organizing The ‘Ali Efe the Nomad International Folk Culture Research Symposium’   to celebrate the100th Anniversary of National Forces (Kuva-yi Milliye) establishment  and  to build a bridge between  Aydın Region  local people  and related institutions . The Symposium will be held between 28th-30th November 2019 in our  University.

The first aim of our symposium is to be traditional and continuous under the name of National Struggle Hero Ali Efe the Nomad, and also to search the concrete and abstract cultural heritage products of Aydın region, to record the data ,as well as  to evaluate , publish and archive the results and finally to transfer the information from local to national and from national to universal culture. Besides, under the title of general topics, the cultural exchange will be realized by providing research on folk culture belonging to different settlements of the researchers who will participate in Turkey and abroad. In this way, the interest of folk culture researches in  Aydın region will increase every day and be recorded in writing and archived, as well as cultural communication and exchange,  will be realized with the different folk culture information that brought by the general participants, and the studies on Aydın Region will be enriched.

The ‘Ali Efe the Nomad International Folk Culture Research Symposium’  which will be held at the Aydın  Adnan Menderes University Campus in the  Atatürk  Congress Building on 28th-30th November 2019  and envisages to reach its goals with the contributions of the participants to exchange the knowledge with each other in the discussion sections.

  The studies will be submitted in the symposium the first two days and the third day the participants will visit the cultural assets of Aydın.  Participation to the symposium is free of charge and translation service will be provided for Turkish and foreign participants. By all the synergy of cultural exchange, this symposium will be a fest of knowledge.

When all the scientific, artistic and social activities that will be included in the symposium The Symposium Program will be announced on our website.

                                                          Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Oner UZUN- Assoc. Dr. Caner IŞIK

                                                                   Presidents of the Organising Committee

Important Dates:

11 October

Abstract Submission

24 October

Accepted Proocedings Info

15 November

Full Text Submission

28-30 November


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