The 1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium, which will be organized for the first time in Turkey, is going to assess the relevant and significant researches and studies that have been undertaken both in Turkey and abroad up to the present time. It will also bring together the academics, collectors, curators and experts from different disciplines who have been actively participating in ephemera studies. The purpose of the symposium will be to provide a multidisciplinary perspective about ephemera studies by presenting a methodological, analytical and classifying approach as well discussing both national and international efforts which have been made in different disciplines. By the end of the symposium, in consequence of the communication and collaboration network which will be established among the participants, the common activities that will be carried out in the future are going to be prioritized and designed. In this way, this pioneering event is going to have a very significant role in the institutionalization of ephemera studies in Turkey on a sustainable, international and academic platform.
The symposium will be organized on 25th-27th April 2018 at Neva Palas (Ankara) under the auspices of Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM), and with the contributions of Assist. Prof. Dr. Bahar Gürsel and Middle East Technical University’s (METU) Department of History. The international scientific committee of the symposium has decided to concentrate on 6 different themes during the event.