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PHILOSOPHY

COORDINATOR:  ASSOCIATE PROF.  BORA ERDAĞI (KOCAELI UNIVERSITY)

Philosophy – study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Academic philosophy is considered a science by some. Others say that philosophy is not a science but it is instead a precursor of it. The role of philosophy is also a philosophical question.

  • Philosophy of language – is concerned with four central problems: the nature of meaning, language use, language cognition, and the relationship between language and reality.
  • Philosophy of information – (PI) is the area of research that studies conceptual issues arising at the intersection of computer science, information science, information technology, and philosophy.
  • Political philosophy – is the study of topics such as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of a legal code by authority.
  • Epistemology – study of how we know what we know; study of the nature and scope of knowledge.
  • Ethics – major branch of philosophy, encompassing right conduct and good life. It is significantly broader than the common conception of analyzing right and wrong.
  • Logic – formal science of using reason
  • Philosophy of mind – branch of philosophy that studies the nature of the mind, mental events, mental functions, mental properties, consciousness and their relationship to the physical body, particularly the brain.
  • Philosophy of science – questions the assumptions, foundations, methods and implications of science; questions the use and merit of science; sometimes overlaps metaphysics and epistemology by questioning whether scientific results are actually a study of truth.
  • Social philosophy – is the study of questions about social behavior and interpretations of society and social institutions in terms of ethical values rather than empirical relations.
  • Aesthetics – is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.
  • Philosophy of mathematics – is the branch of philosophy that studies the philosophical assumptions, foundations, and implications of mathematics. The aim of the philosophy of mathematics is to provide an account of the nature and methodology of mathematics and to understand the place of mathematics in people’s lives.
  • Philosophy of education – Philosophy of education can refer to either the academic field of applied philosophy or to one of any educational philosophies that promote a specific type or vision of education, and/or which examine the definition, goals and meaning of education.

MARKETING STUDIES

COORDINATOR:

PROF. DR. F.BURCU CANDAN (KOCAELİ UNIVERSITY)

DR. BİLSEN BİLGİLİ ( KOCAELİ UNIVERSITY)

Marketing – the social and managerial processes by which products, services, and value are exchanged in order to fulfill individuals’ or groups’ needs and wants. These processes include, but are not limited to, advertising, promotion, distribution, and product management.

  • Marketing Management and Strategies
  • Innovative Marketing
  • Marketing and New Approaches
  • Distribution Channels ve Logistic
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Sales ve Customer Relationship Management
  • Price
  • Marketing Communication
  • Sustaniable  Competitive  and Marketing
  • Service Marketing
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship and SME
  • Consumer Behaviours
  • Industrial Marketing
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Marketing Ethic
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing, Innovation and Technology

MEDIA STUDIES

COORDINATOR:

DR. EMRAH DOĞAN (BİTLİS EREN UNIVERSITY)

DR. EVİN DOĞAN (ŞİŞLİ VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)

Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media. Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communication sciences, and communication studies. Researchers may also develop and employ theories and methods from disciplines including cultural studies, rhetoric (including digital rhetoric), philosophy, literary theory, psychology, political science, political economy, economics, sociology, anthropology, social theory, art history and criticism, film theory, feminist theory, and information theory.

  • Anthropology of media
  • Journalism
  • Media ecology
  • Mass media
  • Media culture
  • Mass communication
  • Multimedia literacy
  • Transparency (humanities)
  • Media literacy
  • Media education
  • Media psychology
  • Harold Innis’s time- and space-bias
  • Market for loyalties theory
  • Marshall McLuhan’s tetrad of media effects
  • Mediatization (media)
  • Media-system dependency
  • Media echo chamber
  • Narcotizing dysfunction
  • Social aspects of television
  • Sociology
  • The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere
  • Uses and gratifications theory
  • Media psychology

LITERATURE

COORDINATORS:

DR. GÜRKAN YAVAŞ (KOCAELİ UNIVERSITY)

Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works. More restrictively, literature is writing that is considered to be an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage. Its Latin root literatura / litteratura  (derived itself from littera:  letter or handwriting) was used to refer to all written accounts, though contemporary definitions extend the term to include texts that are spoken or sung (oral literature). The concept has changed meaning over time: nowadays it can broaden to have non-written verbal art forms, and thus it is difficult to agree on its origin, which can be paired with that of language or writing itself. Developments in print technology have allowed an evergrowing distribution and proliferation of written works, culminating in electronic literature. Literature can be classified according to whether it is fiction or non-fiction, and whether it is poetry or prose. It can be further distinguished according to major forms such as the novel, short story or drama; and works are often categorized according to historical periods or their adherence to certain aesthetic features or expectations (genre).

LINGUISTICS

COORDINATORS:

ASSOCIATE PROF. UMUT BALCI (BATMAN UNIVERSITY)

ASSOCIATE PROF. NİHAN DEMİRYAY (ÇANAKKALE ONSEKİZ MART UNIVERSITY)

Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language. Someone who engages in this study is called a linguist. Linguistics can be theoretical or applied.

  • Theoretical linguistics
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Generative linguistics
  • Functional theories of grammar
  • Quantitative linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Graphemics
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Lexis
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Descriptive linguistics
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • Comparative method
  • Historical linguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Graphetics
  • Etymology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • Computational linguistics
  • Evolutionary linguistics
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Internet linguistics
  • Language acquisition
  • Language assessment
  • Language documentation
  • Language revitalization
  • Language development
  • Language education
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Second-language acquisition
  • Phonetics — study of the physical properties of speech (or signed) production and perception
  • Phonology — study of sounds (or signs) as discrete, abstract elements in the speaker’s mind that distinguish meaning
  • Morphology — study of internal structures of words and how they can be modified
  • Syntax — study of how words combine to form grammatical sentences
  • Semantics — study of the meaning of words (lexical semantics) and fixed word combinations (phraseology), and how these combine to form the meanings of sentences
  • Pragmatics — study of how utterances are used in communicative acts — and the role played by context and nonlinguistic knowledge in the transmission of meaning
  • Discourse analysis — analysis of language use in texts (spoken, written, or signed)
  • Linguistic typology — comparative study of the similarities and differences between language structures in the world’s languages.
  • Applied linguistics — study of language-related issues applied in everyday life, notably language policies, planning, and education. (Constructed language fits under Applied linguistics.)
  • Biolinguistics — study of natural as well as human-taught communication systems in animals, compared to human language.
  • Clinical linguistics — application of linguistic theory to the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Computational linguistics — study of linguistic issues in a way that is ‘computationally responsible’, i.e., taking careful note of computational consideration of algorithmic specification and computational complexity, so that the linguistic theories devised can be shown to exhibit certain desirable computational properties implementations.
  • Developmental linguistics — study of the development of linguistic ability in individuals, particularly the acquisition of language in childhood.
  • Evolutionary linguistics — study of the origin and subsequent development of language by the human species.
  • Historical linguistics — study of language change over time. Also called diachronic linguistics.
  • Language geography — study of the geographical distribution of languages and linguistic features.
  • Neurolinguistics — study of the structures in the human brain that underlie grammar and communication.
  • Psycholinguistics — study of the cognitive processes and representations underlying language use.
  • Sociolinguistics — study of variation in language and its relationship with social factors.
  • Stylistics — study of linguistic factors that place a discourse in context.

LIBRARY SCIENCES

COORDINATORS:

DR. LEYLA KANIK (YILDIRIM BEYAZIT UNIVERSITY)

DR. ADAM SAFRONIJEVIC (UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE)

Library science – study of issues related to libraries and the information fields. This includes academic studies regarding how library resources are used and how people interact with library systems. The organization of knowledge for efficient retrieval of relevant information is also a major research goal of library science. Being interdisciplinary, it overlaps with computer science, various social sc      iences, statistics, and systems analysis. It is also called “library and information science”, abbreviated “LIS”.

  • Archival science
  • Bibliographic databases
  • Cataloging
  • Library instruction
  • Preservation
  • Readers’ advisory
  • Reference

LAW

COORDINATOR: ASSOCIATE PROF. ERTAN DEMİRKAPI  (BANDIRMA ONYEDİ EYLÜL UNIVERSITY)

Law – is the set of rules and principles (laws) by which a society is governed, through enforcement by governmental authorities. Law is also the field which concerns the creation and administration of laws, and includes any and all legal systems.

  • Public law
  • Constitutional law
  • Tax law
  • Administrative law
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Criminal law (penal law)
  • Criminal procedure
  • Substantive law
  • Procedural law
  • Person (canon law)
  • Civil law (common law)
  • Civil procedure
  • Civil rights
  • Common law
  • Environmental law
  • Family law
  • International law
  • Public international law
  • Conflict of laws (private international law)
  • Dualism (law)
  • Legal pluralism
  • Supranational law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Treaties of the European Union
  • Regulation (European Union)
  • Directive (European Union)
  • European Union decision
  • European Union legislative procedure
  • Federal law (national law)
  • State law
  • Local ordinance

LABOUR ECONOMICS & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

COORDINATORS:

DR. DERYA DEMİRDİZEN ÇEVİK (KOCAELİ UNIVERSITY)

Industrial relations is a multidisciplinary field that studies the employment relationship. Industrial relations is increasingly being called employment relations or employee relations because of the importance of non-industrial employment relationships; this move is sometimes seen as further broadening of the human resource management trend. Indeed, some authors now define human resource management as synonymous with employee relations. Other authors see employee relations as dealing only with non-unionized workers, whereas labor relations is seen as dealing with unionized workers. Industrial relations studies examine various employment situations, not just ones with a unionized workforce. However, according to Bruce E. Kaufman “To a large degree, most scholars regard trade unionism, collective bargaining and labor-management relations, and the national labor policy and labor law within which they are embedded, as the core subjects of the field.” Initiated in the United States at end of the 19th century, it took off as a field in conjunction with the New Deal. However, it is generally a separate field of study only in English-speaking countries, having no direct equivalent in continental Europe. In recent times, industrial relations has been in decline as a field, in correlation with the decline in importance of trade unions, and also with the increasing preference of business schools for the human resource management paradigm.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

COORDINATORS:

DR. AYŞEGÜL GÖKALP KUTLU (KOCAELİ UNIVERSITY)

International Relations is interdisciplinary in nature, blending the related fields of economics, history, law, and political science and thus, offers a  comprehensive and multi-dimensional perspective to understand complexities of world politics. Since this conference is committed to understand and evaluate current debates in Social Sciences, the submissions under IR section will address vital topics such as::

  • Theorising Politics and International Relations
  • Historical International Relations
  • Dynamics of Global Governance
  • Globalization
  • Crisis and Change in Global Politics
  • Global Security issues
  • Peace Studies
  • Geopolitics
  • Regional Politics
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Nationalism
  • Energy Politics
  • Humanitarian Issues
  • Environmental Politics
  • Migration and Refugee Issues

HISTORY

COORDINATOR:

DR. ABİDİN ÇEVİK (KOCAELİ UNIVERSITY)

History – discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented (the beginning of recorded history).

  • Archaeology – study of past human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data
  • Archontology – study of historical offices and important positions in state, international, political, religious and other organizations and societies
  • Art history – study of changes in and social context of art
  • Chronology – locating events in time
  • Cultural history – study of culture in the past
  • Diplomatic history – study of the historical foreign policy and diplomacy of states
  • History of science – study of the emergence and development of scientific inquiry
  • Economic history – the study of economics in the past
  • Environmental history – study of natural history and the human relationship with the natural world
  • Futurology – study of the future: researches the medium to long-term future of societies and of the physical world
  • Historiography – both the study of the methodology of historians and development of history as a discipline, and also to a body of historical work on a particular subject. The historiography of a specific topic covers how historians have studied that topic using particular sources, techniques, and theoretical approaches.
  • Intellectual history
  • History painting – painting of works of art having historical motifs or depicting great events
  • Military history – study of warfare and wars in history
  • Naval history – branch of military history devoted to warfare at sea or in bodies of water
  • Paleography – study of ancient texts
  • Philosophy of history –
  • Political history – study of past political events, ideas, movements, and leaders
  • Public history – presentation of history to public audiences and other areas typically outside academia
  • Psychohistory – study of the psychological motivations of historical events
  • Social history – study of societies and social trends in the past
  • Universal history – study of trends and dynamics in world history
  • Urban history – historical nature of cities and towns, and the process of urbanization
  • Women’s history – study of the roles of women throughout history
  • World history – study of global or transnational historical patterns