Nov 27, 2017 – Nov 4, 2017

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November 29

“Japon Kuklası,” by Department of Performing Arts students, at the Bilkent Theater Hall, 8 p.m.


Thursday, November 30

“Script Charisma in Hebrew and Turkish: a Comparative Framework for Explaining the Success and Failure of Romanization,” by Assoc. Prof. İlker Aytürk (Bilkent University), at the Library Art Gallery, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CCI


Tuesday, November 28

“The Decline of Realism and the Rise of Sociology,” by Prof. Stein Haugom Olsen, at G-160, 1:40 p.m. Organized by ELIT.

Wednesday, November 29

“Savunma Sanayinde Açık İnovasyon,” by Tolga Erol (HAVELSAN), at Bilintur Conference Hall, East Campus, 12:40 p.m. Organized by CTIS.

Wednesday, November 29

“The Concept of a Humanities Discipline,” by Prof. Stein Haugom Olsen, at C-Block Auditorium, 3:40 p.m. Organized by FHL.

Thursday, November 30

“Akıllı Şehirler,” by Berrin Benli (Novusense Inovasyon ve Girişimcilik Enstitüsü, Founder), at RC-202 (THM Banquet Room), 11:30 a.m. Organized by THM.

Friday, December 1

“An Alternative Formulation and an Optimization-Based Heuristic for the Reviewer Assignment Problem,” by Prof. Emre Alper Yıldırım (Koç University), at EA-409, 1:30 p.m. Organized by IE.

Friday, December 1

“The Physics and Mechanics of Dynamic Shear Localization,” by Prof. Daniel Rittel (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology), at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium, 1:40 p.m. Organized by ME.


Tuesday, November 28

“Siyaset – Toplum – Medya,” by Mahir Ünal (AKP), at EE-01, 5:30 p.m. Organized by Politik Düşünce Kulübü.


Saturday, December 2, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano

Haydn, Symphony No. 49 in F minor, “La Passione”

W.A. Mozart, Concerto for Piano No. 14 in E flat major

van Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D major


Tuesday, November 28

“Contemporary Housing Transformations and Urban Dynamics on the Arabian Peninsula,” by Prof. Ashraf M. Salama (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow), at FADA, FFB-22, 12:30 p.m. Organized by IAED.

Wednesday, November 29

“Polish Muslims–Tatars: Yesterday – Today,” by Assoc. Prof. Hakan Kırımlı (Bilkent University), at FADA, FFB-06, 3:40 p.m. Organized by HIST.

Thursday, November 30

“Sound Fields in ‘Acoustically’ Coupled Spaces: Case Studies of Monumental Historical Versus Contemporary in Architecture,” by Zühre Sü Gül (Bilkent University), at FADA, FFB-05, 12:30 p.m. Organized by ARCH.


Wednesday, November 29

“Kendinizle Yolculuğa Hazır mısınız?,” by Mehmet Emin Erginöz (HR Director, SOYKAN), at FEASS, C-Block Auditorium, 12:30 p.m. Organized by the Career Center.


Wednesday, November 29

“Tradition and Contemporaneity of Tatars –  The Polish Muslims,” at FADA, FFB-06, 3:40 p.m. Organized by HIST.




Doğuş Otomotive Human Resources Team to Be on Campus

A human resources team from Doğuş Otomotiv will visit Bilkent on Tuesday, December 5 to meet third- and fourth-year students from the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, the Department of Business Information Management and the Department of Computer Technologies and Information Systems.

On that date, the HR team will give a presentation about Doğuş Otomotiv, and will also conducted simulated interviews with selected students.

Third- and fourth-year students of the faculties and departments listed above are welcome to attend the presentation, which will take place in EE-03 of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering building at 12:40 p.m. Those who wish to participate in the simulation may apply through

For more details, please contact the Career Center.

“Ars Libris” Opens in Library Art Gallery

Last Wednesday, a reception was held to mark the opening of “Ars Libris: Artists’ Books as Ergodic Texts” at the Bilkent University Library Art Gallery. The exhibition, a collaborative venture of the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas, the Department of Communication and Design, the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture, and the Library, includes the work of 24 artists from seven countries.

“Artists’ books” is a term coined by noted contemporary art curator Dianne Vanderlip to describe the pieces gathered in an exhibition that she curated at Moore College of Art in 1973. But the concept itself arguably dates back much earlier. Defying description and evading definition, artists’ books have generally come to denote works of art crafted as or from actual books.

They emphasize physical qualities over literary ones and necessitate unconventional relationships with their readers’ demanding interactions that are radically distinct from those of traditional books. The difficulty intrinsic to such interactions speaks to the nature of artists’ books as ergodic texts, texts that electronic literature scholar Espen J. Aarseth maintains require a nontrivial, extranoematic effort to traverse.

Despite, or perhaps because of, their elusiveness and complexity, such books challenge the presumed parameters of the textual and the visual. In doing so, they raise and respond to urgent questions regarding art, literature and readership.

“Ars Libris” will remain on display through December 6.