International Adyghe Philology Symposium will be held in Düzce dates on May 13-15, 2016


International Adyghe Philology: Current Issues Symposium organised by Duzce University Faculty of Science and Letters Department of Caucassian Languages and Cultures Circassian Language and Literature will be held at Duzce University on May 13-15, 2016. Information regarding the symposium on the official website is as follows:

General Information:

Dear Colleagues,
You are cordially invited to the International Symposium titled Adyghey Philology: Current Issues  on 13-15 May, 2016 at Duzce University.
The purpose of the symposium  is to create an opportunity for interaction and cooperation among academicians working on Circassian philology and create a platform where current research and studies are shared and new studies are supported.
During the first two days of the symposium,  May 13 and 14, the speeches and presentations will be held on Duzce University Konuralp Campus, and on the third day the participants will be welcome at the Adyghe Culture-Food Festival in Köprübaşı-Ömer Efendi Village (Hachemizxable).
The symposium is held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Grammar of Adyghey by Georgi Rogava ve Zejnab Kerasheva in 1966.
The language of the conference is Turkish, Circassian, English, and Russian.
The main themes of the conference are:
  • Adyghe Language
  • Adyghe Literature
  • Adyghe Folklore
  • Adyghe History
The last date to send applications to the symposium is March 20, 2016. For application go to the application form.
Participation Fee: $75
  • Early registration (till April 5, 2016) fee: $50
  • Late registration (till April 30, 2016) fee: $75
The participation fee included the trip to Adyghe Festival, opening coctail, lunches, the dinner on Saturday.
Bank Account Info: (The special account of the symposium)
Bank Name: Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. (SWIFT CODE: TRHBTR2A)
Account Owner: Duzce Adige Kultur Dernegi
Account No (TL): 0327 (Duzce Sb.)  16000261
IBAN No (TL): TR76 0001 2009 3270 0016 0002 61
Account No (USD): 0327 (Duzce Sb.)  58000260
IBAN No (USD): TR40 0001 2009 3270 0058 0002 60
Account No (EUR): 0327 (Duzce Sb.)  58000261
IBAN No (EUR): TR13 0001 2009 3270 0058 0002 61
*Please write “AF2016-Basvuru” for remittance description.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. John Colarusso
    • {McMaster University- Canada}
  • Prof. Dr. Birsir Batirbiy
    • {Adyghe Institute – Maykop – Russian Federation}
  • Prof. Dr. Sabri Tekir
    • {Izmir University – Izmir – Turkey}
  • Muhittin Unal
    • {Researcher author – KAFDAV Association – Ankara}
  • Prof. Dr. Cevdet Sait
    • {Author- Istanbul}


Governor of Duzce Ali Fidan
Mayor of Duzce Mehmet Keleş
Rector of Duzce University Prof. Dr. Nigar Demircan Çakar
Founder Rector of Duzce University Prof. Dr. Funda Sivrikaya Şerifoğlu
Prof. İlhan Genç
Prof. Metin Akkuş
Prof. John Colarusso
Prof. George Hewitt
Prof. Jost Gippert
Prof. Mira Khachemizova
Prof. Sabri Tekir
Prof. Sevda Alankus
Prof. A. Sumru Özsoy
Prof. Ayhan Kaya
Prof. Sevinc Ucgul
Assoc. Prof. Mira Unaorokova
Assoc. Prof. Ruzana Doleva
Assoc. Prof Suzana Shkhalakhova
Assoc. Prof. Nanuli Katcharava
Assoc. Prof. Maka Salia
Assoc. Prof. Fethi Güngör
Asst. Prof. Faruk Ermemiş
Asst. Prof. Fehmi Altın
Asst. Prof. Yusuf Şen
Asst. Prof. Yasemin Yılmaz
Asst. Prof. Metin Kılıç
Dr. Zeynel Abidin
Prof. Mira Khachemizova
Assoc. Prof. Ruzana Doleva
Assoc. Prof. Suzana Shkhalakhova
Asst. Prof. Fehmi Altın
Asst. Prof. Yusuf Şen
Asst. Prof. Yasemin Yılmaz
President:  Asst. Prof. Fehmi Altın
Alaattin Bayram
Ayşe Tufan
Hamit Yüksel
Hatice Keskin
Leyla Tufan
M. Uğur Nemlioğlu
Semra Yılmaz
Şimal Özcan

Writing Criteria:

Page count: 5-10 pages,
Line space: 1,5,
Page size: A4
File type: Word 2007,
Font: Times New Roman,  Size 12pt

Abstracts should be written in English. Keywords must be same language with original article.

Bibliography of article should be like this: [1:25]. The end of article sources should be written with order number, alphabetically sorted, source name should be middle of the line.

1.        HOTKO, Samir: Çerkeslerin (Adıgelerin) Tarihi, tercüme: Orhan Uravelli, Apra Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2015.



Symposium Program:

To be announced later.

Important Dates:

Last date for abstract submition:
March 20, 2016
Announcement of accepted presentations:
March 30, 2016
Last date to send full text:
April 15, 2016
Last date to pay participation fee:
April 30, 2016

Application Form:


Turkish: Assist. Prof. Fehmi Altin
Telefon: +90 380 541 24 04 – extension 3969,
Fax: +90 380 542 11 21; Faculty of Science and Literature.
Adyghe and RussianProf. Dr. Khachemizova Mira,
Fax: +90 380 542 1121; Faculty of Science and Literature.
English: Assist. Prof. Yusuf Sen,
E-mail;; Colledge of Foreign Languages
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