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Dr. Bahar Aykan

Marmara University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology Istanbul Turkey
Participates in 2 items
Dr. Bahar Aykan is a faculty of the Department of Sociology, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interests are politics of heritage and memory; intersections of heritage, nationalism, and identity-based conflicts; and heritage rights.  Some of her recent publications include ‘Patenting Karagöz: UNESCO, nationalism and multinational intangible heritage’ (2015, International Journal of Heritage Studies); ‘Whose Tradition, Whose Identity? The politics of constructing “Nevruz” as intangible heritage in Turkey’ (2014, European Journal of Turkish Studies); ‘How Participatory is Participatory Heritage Management? The Politics of Safeguarding the Alevi Semah Ritual as Intangible Heritage’ (2013, International Journal of Cultural Property).

Sessions in which Dr. Bahar Aykan participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB 3.285

Regular session

Dr. Bahar Aykan (Moderator)

State dominance in heritage management has been a key area of attention in critical heritage studies. There is now a large body of work discussing ...


Dr. Bahar Aykan (Participant)

This paper will explore rights-based heritage activism as a rising phenomenon in contemporary Turkey. It will do so by looking at two recent gra...