Turkish Talks is an annual series of lectures presented entirely in Turkish. Turkish speakers and learners of Indiana University gather four times a semester to hear a professor or graduate student—usually a native speaker—present on their research or a topic relevant to students of Turkish language and culture. Simultaneous written translation into English is provided by advanced-level Flagship students and projected live to aid lower-level students. End-of-semester talks are often a combination of lecture and cultural activity: past events have included ebru (Turkish water marbling), backgammon, and coffee-ground reading.
Please visit our events archive for examples of past talks. If you are a native speaker of Turkish interested in giving a Turkish Talk, please contact us!