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Advanced Methods in Islamic Studies Research

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

The 16th Annual Turkish Film Festival: Toss Up

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

The 16th Annual Turkish Film Festival: Mr. Muhsin

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