The Islamic College would like to invite abstracts to be submitted for its third conference specialising in the growing field of Shi‘i studies. This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars in Shi‘i studies to present their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies. Suggested topics include: * Theology * [...]
This workshop aims to provide researchers across Islamic Studies disciplines the opportunity to learn about and discuss research methods and research resources at Harvard. In particular, it will address scholarly research challenges pertaining to finding sources, organizing research, and visualizing data using the vast technological and human resources at our disposal.
March 24, 2017: 9:00 am
Toss Up (Yazı Tura) directed by Uğur Yücel (2004, 102 min.). In Turkish with English subtitles.
Two soldiers return home from their military service in southeastern Turkey with disabilities. Cevher (nicknamed “the Ghost”) has lost his hearing, while Rıdvan (nicknamed “the Devil”) has lost a leg. Both are emotionally and physically scarred and find difficulties in adjusting to normal civilian life. Director Uğur Yücel remarks that “I do not wish for the audience to return to life right after watching the film. I want to leave a mark, make them uneasy, leave a silent impression on them.”
March 24, 2017: 4:30 pm
Mr. Muhsin (Muhsin Bey) directed by Yavuz Turgul (1987, 98 min.).
Şener Şen stars as Muhsin Kanadikirik, a solitary middle-aged music producer who is approached by a young man named Nazik (Uğur Yücel) who dreams of becoming a folk singer. Hesitant at first, Muhsin eventually takes Nazik under his wing and makes him a star. Mr. Muhsin was voted one of the Ten Best Turkish Films of all time by the Ankara Cinema Association.
March 24, 2017: 7:30 pm