NOVEMBER 9, 2018



Abstract submission: 

AUGUST 3, 2018


SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Full papers submission: 

OCTOBER 5, 2018





IDENTITY STUDIES '18 / III. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Identity and Philosophy of the Self will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).


All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.


We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.


For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours, please read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page. 


Participants can also apply to DAKAM's journal; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES to be reviewed. For details please visit www.dakam.org/ijssis

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Structures and Expression of Identity


Politics and the Multitple Roles of the Identity


Linguistics, Language and the Self


Philosophy and the Self: Definitions of Self


Deconstruction of the Identity


Gender Studies and Sexual Identites


Popular Culture, Fashion, Food, Houshold


Habits, Gestures, Daily Life


Identity and Cities: Planning and Social Groups in Urban Areas


Architecture and Personal Experience


Poets, Poery and the Self


Literature and Describing Identities


Identity and Arts: Reconstruction of Identities in Art Works


Aesthetics and Perception


Self-Consciousness and Freedom


Decision-Making, Behavouir and Communication Studies


Psychological and Psychiatric Perspectives


Identity and Self in Anthropological Studies


Identity and People: Biographies and Autobiographies





NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul

Nippon Hotel, Taksim

Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey


Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. 

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You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square.


Taksim can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.


From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim

is also easly accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.


Here are some useful links for public transportation in Istanbul.


Click here for the Istanbul metro network map.


Click here for the transportation fares and cards.


Click here for general information on public transportation in Istanbul.



9:00 Registration
9:30 Opening Session

9:45 Keynote Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Keynote Lecture 2
11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Session 1 & 2 & 3
12:15 Discussion

12:30 Lunch


13:30 Session 4 & 5 & 6
14:30 Discussion 
14:45 Coffee Break

15:00 Session 7 & 8 & 9
16:00 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Session 10 & 11 & 12
17:30 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break

17:45 Closing Remarks



Özgür Sevgi Göral, founding member of Hafıza Merkezi, received her BA in Istanbul University Faculty of Law. She received her MA from Bosphorus University Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History with a thesis on juvenile delinquency and penitentiaries in the early republican era. Currently, she is working on her doctoral thesis on state violence during the 1990s and enforced disappearances to be presented to the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. She is a member of Istanbul Bar Association since 2009 and taught in Istanbul Technical University, Yıldız Technical University, Sabancı University and Boğaziçi University. She also worked as advisor in the Constitution Reconciliation Commission established in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey between 2012-2013.