The EUC’s commitment to scholarship, teaching, and distributing knowledge about Europe includes fostering understanding and competency in neighboring cultural areas, such as around the Mediterranean. With support from the US Department of Education, the EUC has contributed to Turkish studies and language at the University of Illinois in partnership with other units on campus, particularly the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Our signature event in this area has been the Turkish Studies Symposium. To learn more, please see the programs below from previous years' symposia and check back later for information on the 2022 Turkish Studies Symposium.
Past Years' Symposia