Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


11 January 2017

Struggles of Independence: Politics of Communicational Infrastructure in Turkey Between Two World Wars

Presented By Burçe Çelik, Loughborough University London
  • 1-2 pm (part of the CRCC Seminar Series)
  • Brockington U1.22

About this event

Infrastructures are loci of power where forms of disparities are physically and politically constituted. In particular, communicational infrastructures are sites of the global domination of central powers, as well as of social stratification in a national context. By focusing on the history of communicational infrastructure at the periphery of Europe between the two World Wars, I will discuss how telecommunications infrastructures have been sites of the struggle between European imperialism and Turkish nationalism, between laissez-faire and statist policies, as well as between an exploitive capitalist modernity and authoritarian state-run policies of modernity.

This event is part of the CRCC Seminar Series