Political Powerhouses: Tansu Ciller

Tansu was born in Istanbul and was educated in Turkey and the United States. She studied economics, earning her PhD from the University of Connecticut. She completed her post-doctoral research at Yale University before lecturing at universities in the United States...

Inclusion, context and the learning curve

On 28 June 2016, 41 people were killed and hundreds wounded in a terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport. In mid July, there was an attempted coup in Turkey. Under the shadow of these events, I attended an international women’s museums conference in...

Hair in a Museum

In Avanos, Turkey there is a museum where the walls are covered in hair. Human hair. The story goes that local potter was so upset by his dear friend leaving the town, that he asked her for something to remember her buy. So she cut off a lock of her hair and gave it...

STEM Girls: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale is best known for her contributions to medicine and nursing: the pledge taking by newly qualified nurses was named for her, and her nickname “Lady with the Lamp” conjures images of a gentle, compassionate carer for the sick and wounded...

A Girl in the Asia Minor Catastrophe

Common meal for Asia Minor refugees in Mytilene, Greece. http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/388321 At the beginning of the 20th century, the newly established Greece and the Turkish National Movement found themselves in conflict over territory in Asia Minor. The dispute...

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