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Migration in Turkish History and Society
Exeter University has already launched a major interdisciplinary research initiative on Migration Studies. Migration is a crucial factor in Turkey’s own historical and cultural experience, reflected both in the first arrival of Turkic-speaking peoples from central Asia to create a new nation in Anatolia, and in the recent colossal wave of out-migration of Turks to western European countries, especially Germany. Current debates about Global trends on Migration both add to and benefit from analysis of the Turkish experience. We hope to promote studies which expand this knowledge by considering evidence from both the modern and old sources within a context of modern theoretical approaches. The Turkish example is particularly relevant to modern thinking about transnationalism and cultural identity.
Exeter Turkish Studies intends to prioritise initiatives to support work on the Turkish migration experience as part of the Exeter Migrations Network, headed by Prof Regenia Gagnier (SALL) and Dr Elena Isayev (HuSS)
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