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Turkey and Secularity, 19 Sep Lecture (in Swedish)

Address: Malmströmsrummet, Gothenburg University Humanities Library, Renströmsgatan 4, Gothenburg
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 6 pm–7pm


In recent years, Turkey has developed in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic direction. This is often described as a transition from secularism to Islamism. But is it really that simple? Klas Grinell discusses the links between democracy, secularity, Islam and human rights in Turkey.

Klas Grinell is a docent in History of Ideas at Gothenburg University, a curator of global contemporary issues at the National Museums of World Culture, and author of the book Imamen, kuppen och tjänarna : Gülenismen och Turkiet (Celanders, 2017).

This lecture is part of Gothenburg University Library’s open seminar programme Näckrostimmen (Water Lily Hour). The programme is a collaboration with the Faculty of Arts at Gothenburg University. The Water Lily Hours function as a platform for links between academia and society, aimed at both a broader audience and university students and staff. Subjects relate to current research, and the presentations can consist of anything from ordinary lectures to discussions in words, pictures or music.