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All lectures will be held at 6:30 PM in Social Sciences Room 1021 unless otherwise noted.

September 1 - 30, 2008 - Installation Art: A Turkish Prayer Room, such as can be found off the central praying area of some Masjids in Turkey. Designer: Sandra Bird; Location: IGI Gallery

September 4, 2009 - Overview panel by KSU faculty (Sandra Bird, Hakki Gurkas and Harry Trendell)

September 11, 2008 - "In Search of King Midas: New Discoveries and Reinterpretations at Gordion," Andrew L. Goldman, Associate Professor of History, Gonzaga University

September 25, 2008 - "Piracy in Ancient Turkey: Maritime Discontent at the End of the Hellenistic World," Nicholas Rauh, Professor of Classics, Purdue University

October 2, 2008 - "Miracles in Rock at Cappadoccia: Early Christian Settlements of Goreme," Sandra Bird, Associate Professor of Art Education, KSU

October 8, 2008 - Year of Turkey Day at the Gazebo (Opening ceremony, performances & food tasting), Location: Gazebo at 12:30 pm

October 11, 2008 - Mehter Janissary Band Performance at Bailey Performance Hall, 7:00 pm

October 9, 2008 - "Religious Pluralism in Turkey: The Case of the Alevis," Ahmet Karamustafa, Professor of History and Religious Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

October 16, 2008 - "Historical Roots and Performance Conventions of Karagöz and Hacivat: Shadow Puppet Theatre," James Davis, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, KSU

October 23, 2008 - "Russia, Eastern European countries, Turkey, Mediterranean countries: Will Europe grow bigger?," Jacques Andréani, Commander of the Légion d’Honneur and Commander of the Ordre national du Mérite, France

November 6, 2008 - "Who were the Ottomans?," Virginia Aksan, Professor of History, McMaster University

November 13, 2008 - "Atatürk in the Eyes of Contemporary Turkey," Kemal Karpat, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, at 12:30 pm

November 20, 2008 - "Positioning the Relationship between Greece and Turkey in Modern History," M. Todd Harper, Associate Professor of English, KSU