“Shared Conceptual Space” Lecture feat. Prof. Phillip Dorroll
Professor Phillip Dorroll, Assistant Professor of Religion at Wofford College, addresses the current political and social tensions in Turkish society by examining the shared conceptual space occupied by proponents of different sides of these debates. Contemporary Turkey is the site of highly interesting debates on the role of religion in the public sphere, the place of Turkey and Turkish culture in the wider international community, and the definition of communal (i.e., national and religious) identity. However, Turkish social debate cannot simply be reduced to a contest between the secular and the religious, the nationalist and the Islamist, or the liberal and the conservative. Instead, these ideological tendencies interact within a shared conceptual space, a space that Dorroll will attempt to delimit in this engaging lecture. Immediately following is a spectacular performance by the Black Sea Dance Troupe – an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss! Reception with light refreshments to follow. Reserve your free seat at https://dorroll.eventbrite.com.