“Turkish-Greek Compulsory Population Exchange in its 90th Year: New Approaches, New Findings

November 16-17 2013, Istanbul

The Foundation of Lausanne Treaty Emigrants and Koç University Migration Research Center will be working in collaboration with the Center for Asia Minor Studies and Research Center for Minority Groups to host the international symposium, “Turkish-Greek Compulsory Population Exchange in its 90th Year: New Findings, New Approaches”. The conference will be held November 16th-17th, 2013 – marking the 90th anniversary of the Population Exchange Protocol signed between the Turkish and Greek governments on January 30, 1923, which displaced approximately two million people from their homelands.

The symposium will introduce some of the most recent scholarly works on population exchange and present new findings and approaches from a variety of disciplines in order to promote discussion of the different dimensions of the issues we face today. The goal is to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of Turkey and Greece, while developing a culture of peace, consolidating multi-cultural perspectives, and protecting the common cultural heritage of the emigrants.

Participants' articles will be published by Koç University Migration Research Center and the Foundation of Lausanne Treaty Emigrants.


Organization Committee:

Sefer GÜVENÇ, Süleyman MAZLUM, Tutku VARDAĞLI, Bilge GÖNÜL, Hakan UZBEK

Ahmet İÇDUYGU, Şener AKTÜRK, Deniz Karcı KORFALI






September 30, 2013: Deadline for submission of short biographies (150 words maximum) and conference paper abstracts (250 words maximum).

October 1, 2013:  Deadline for submission of full text conference papers (8,000-10,000 words).