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Mercredi 9 juillet 2014 3 09 /07 /Juil /2014 14:17

images of the other conference poster - A3







The IMAGES Project 2014 Conference



IMAGES (IV) – Images of the Other



Austrian Cultural Forum, Istanbul, 02 - 04 September 2014




Programme (update: 11 August 2014)





Day 1 (Tuesday, September 02, 2014)




13.30-14.00: Welcome Cocktail


13.30-13.45: Registration




Welcome and Opening (14.00-14.20)


14.00-14.10: Welcome by Peter Waas, Deputy Head of Austrian Cultural Forum Istanbul


14.10-14.20: Welcome by Veronika Bernard, IMAGES project director




Istanbul-Vienna-Venice – Musical and Photographic Inspirations (13.30-14.00)

13.30-14.00: Patiska, Hayat Ağacı, Ne İçindeyim Zamanın and Nihavend Pembesi by Yusuf Eradam




Session (1): Istanbul – The Relativity of a Myth (14.20-16.35)


Chair: Veronika Bernard



14.20-15.05: Yusuf Eradam (writer, poet, translator, academician, song writer; Istanbul/ Turkey): Hayat Ağacı (song) – My Sense of Belonging to IstanPOLIS (paper) – Patiska (song)


15.05-15.35: Johannes Marent (Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt/ BRD): The Mediatized and the Lived City – An Investigation in Istanbul’s Urban Imaginary


15.35-16.05: Theresa Frank (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): Making and Re-making of the alla franca vs alla turca-Myth in Narratives of Istanbul


16.05-16.35: Özlem Altınkaya Genel (Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Boston/ USA): Marmara Sea Waterscapes of Istanbul in the Ottoman Era as the Other A Perpetual Geo-Historical Interaction



16.35-16.50: Coffee Break




Session (2): Istanbul – The City’s Representations in the Arts, the Media and in Literature (16.50-18.20)


Chair: Yusuf Eradam



16.50-17.20: Aytül Papila (Beykent University, Istanbul/ Turkey): From the City of Tales, to the Industrial Metropolis: The Changing Images of Istanbul in the Turkish Visual Arts


17.20-17.50: Sercan Şengün (Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey): Gaze of the Local vs the Other – Images of Istanbul in Video Games


17.50-18.20: Hatice Övgü Tüzün (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Orientalism Revisited – Istanbul as a Character in Barbara Nadel’s Çetin İkmen Series




Day 2 (Wednesday, September 03, 2014)



Session (3): Istanbul and Vienna – Representations in-between the Self and the Other (10.00-11.30)


Chair: Steve Merrell  



10.00-10.30: Dean Vuletic (University of Vienna, Vienna/ Austria): Visions of Istanbul and Vienna in the Eurovision Song Contest


10.30-11.00: Nataša Ivanović (Research Institute for Visual Culture from 19th Century to the Present Time, Ljubljana/ Slovenia): Imaginary Istanbul and Realistic View of Vienna by Landscape Painter Lorenz Janscha



11.00-11.15: Coffee Break



Session (4): Vienna – A Myth and Its Destruction? (11.15-12.15)


Chair: Steve Merrell



11.15-11.45: Christine Ivanovic (University of Vienna, Vienna/ Austria): Vienna as Represented in The Third Man


11.45-12.15: Mathias Windelberg (Offenbach University of Art and Design, Offenbach/ Germany): Image of Others – Other’s Image – Other Images



12.15-13.45: Lunch Break




Session (5): Istanbul, Vienna and Venice – The Diversity of Perception (13.45-17.00)


Chair: Simla Ayşe Doğangün



13.45-14.15: Özlem Kumrular (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul/ Turkey): The “Language” and Diplomacy of the Sublime Porte: Venice, Vienna and Constantinople


14.15-14.45: Talitha Schepers (The Warburg Institute, London/ UK): Images of Istanbul, Vienna and Venice as Seen through the Eyes of Diplomats and Artists Belonging to Early European Embassies (1400-1600)


14.45-15.15: Roberta Matkovic (University Juraj Dobrila of Pula, Pula/ Croatia): Visions of Other Urban Dimensions. Written Travellers’ Experiences



15.15-15.30: Coffee Break



15.30-16.00: Steve Merrell (Oxford Brookes University, Oxford/ UK): Feeling Moved – Points of Connection and Separation between Those Who Work to Travel and Those Who Travel to Work


16.00-16.30: Tonguc Ibrahim Sezen (Bilgi University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Digital Capitals of the Renaissance: Representation of Venice, Istanbul and Vienna in the Assassin’s Creed Franchise


16.30-17.00: Nerma Cridge (Architectural Association London, London/ UK): Excess Water – Vienna Venice and Istanbul




Session (6): Istanbul and Venice – Media-Guided Perception (13.45-17.00)


Chair: Steve Merrell


17.00-17.30: Veronika Bernard (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): Mordkommission Istanbul (Homicide Division Istanbul) and Donna Leon – Some Thoughts on the Representation of Istanbul and Venice in German TV Series




Day 3 (Thursday, September 04, 2014)



Session (7): Venice – A Myth and Its Destruction?  (09.30-13.15)


Chair: Yusuf Eradam



09.30-10.00: Vahid Evazzadeh (Copenhagen/ Denmark): Looking at Death in Venice


10.00-10.30: Tanja Habrle (University of Juraj Dobrila of Pula, Pula/ Croatia): The Fire in Venice – Gabriele D'Annunzio's Experience of the Laguna


10.30-11.00: Simla Ayşe Doğangün (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands): Images of Venice in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man (1826) and Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion (1987)


11.00-11.30: Gönül Bakay (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Venice as a Sinister City in Two Contemporary Novels: Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion and Ian McEwan’s The Comfort of Strangers



11.30-11.45: Coffee Break



Chair: Veronika Bernard


11.45-12.15: Serenella Sessini (The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, London/ UK): Portraits as Testimonies of Cultural Interconnection between Venice and the East in the Renaissance


12.15-12.45: Wibke Joswig (Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin/ Germany): Cultural Inbetweeness in Venetian Images


12.45-13.15: Peter Volgger (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): Venice – Archipelago of the 21th Century?




13.15-13.25: Closing Remarks by Organizers





Registered Guests:



Eva-Maria Bauer (Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz/ Austria)


Cornelia Huth (Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich/ Switzerland)


Thomas Steinfeld (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Venice/ Italy)  








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Mardi 8 juillet 2014 2 08 /07 /Juil /2014 15:54




The programme of our IMAGES IV conference Images of the Other: Istanbul-Vienna-Venice will be online very soon. Please, check regularly.






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Mardi 8 juillet 2014 2 08 /07 /Juil /2014 15:50

A selection of 50 SNAPSHOTS city life photos by Veronika Bernard are available as a photographic album titled IMAGES OF THE CITY by LIT Verlag.

The book forms a set with IMAGES (III) - Images of the City. The Conference Proceedings, but it also available seperately.


The book is available at all good book shops.


price: 29, 90 Euro




cover design: Veronika Bernard

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Mardi 8 juillet 2014 2 08 /07 /Juil /2014 15:46

cover draft images of the city - conference proceedings-5e1


cover illustration "Illuminated Istanbul - Blue" by Veronika Bernard (2013)



The book is available in all good bookshops.


Price: Euro 29, 90

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Mercredi 25 juin 2014 3 25 /06 /Juin /2014 13:14
Dear colleagues,
once again, thank you very much for your interest in our conference and for your proposals.
All of you who receive this e-mail have been accepted as speakers on our IMAGES (IV) conference and will be put on the programme of our IMAGES (IV) conference.
Please, note, though, that we are not in the position to cover any travel and/ or accomodation expenses.
As we do not charge any conference fee we kindly ask conference speakers/ participants to apply for funding with their uniersities or other relevant institutions in order to cover their travel and accomodation expense.
We will be happy to help with this by sending official invitations/ confirmations saying that you have been accepted as speakers, if needed.
In order to be officially put on the programme we need the following from you:
(1) a confirmation that you will participate as a speaker in our conference eventhough you will have to raise your own funding to cover travel and accomodation expense
(2) a short bio of a maximum of 100 words including your affiliaton (to be published in our conference info-folder)
(3) a short abstract of no more than 100 words including the title of your presentation (to be published in our conference info-folder)
Please, send confirmation, abstract and short bio by 27 june (friday) latest, so we can proceed with the organizing procedures as soon as possible.
Thanks a lot for your cooperation.
Please, also note that we still have vacancies for speakers with the cities of Vienna (5 vacancies) and Venice (2 vacancies).
So, in case, you know colleagues who may be interested and missed our call for papers or were not able to hit our deadline for which reason so ever, pls spread word that we have extended the deadline to 6 july 2014 for proposals focussing on Vienna and Venice.
Please, also check our IMAGES project blog for latest info: http.//
the organzing committee 
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