Arnavutköy historic homes
Hagia Sophia
Basilica Cistern
Passenger ferry between Anatolian and European side
Eminönü famous fishsellers and Süleymaniye Mosque on top
Sunset in Istanbul
A scene of Bosphorous Bridge from Beylerbeyi
Blue Mosque

Interpretation of individual films

Any topic in the field of religion and film


  • 6 February 2015 Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 24 February 2015 Announcement for accepted papers
  • 30 April 2015 Full paper submission Deadline
  • 21-24 May 2015 Conference Date


Click here for the program in PDF format.


Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Abdullah Özbek / Selçuk University
  • Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Dodurgalı / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Koç / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş / Presidency of Religious Affairs
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Yel / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Bedrettin Çetiner / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Bilal Kemikli / Uludağ University
  • Prof. Dr. Cemal Tosun / Ankara University
  • Prof. Dr. Faruk Bayraktar / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Füsun Alver / Kocaeli University
  • Prof. Dr. Halit Ev / Celal Bayar University
  • Prof. Dr. Hamit Er / İstanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. Hamza Çakır / Erciyes University
  • Prof. Dr. Hasan Ayık / Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University
  • Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Yılmaz / Cumhuriyet University
  • Prof. Dr. İlhan Kutluer / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. İrfan Başkurt / İstanbul University
  • Prof. Dr. İsmail Taşpınar / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Kemal Yıldız / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Mahmut Erol Kılıç / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Mete Çamdereli / İstanbul Commerce University
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Kılavuz / Uludağ University
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Ay / Uludağ University
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Zeki Aydın / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Mevlüt Kaya / Ondokuz Mayıs University
  • Prof. Dr. Misbahudeen Ahmed Rufai / Malcolm X College
  • Prof. Dr. Muhiddin Okumuşlar / Necmettin Erbakan University
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa Alıcı / Erzincan University
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa Çağrıcı / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa Köylü / Ondokuz Mayıs University
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tavukçuoğlu / Necmettin Erbakan University
  • Prof. Dr. Nigar Pösteki / Kocaeli University
  • Prof. Dr. Nurullah Altaş / Atatürk University
  • Prof. Dr. Osman Eğri / Hitit University
  • Prof. Dr. Ömer Faruk Harman / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Ramazan Ayvallı / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. Ramazan Buyrukçu / Süleyman Demirel University
  • Prof. Dr. Recai Doğan / Ankara University
  • Prof. Dr. Recep Kaymakcan / General Directorate of Credit and Dormitories Agency
  • Prof. Dr. Süleyman Akyürek / Erciyes University
  • Prof. Dr. Şakir Gözütok / Yüzüncü Yıl University
  • Prof. Dr. Şuayip Özdemir / Amasya University
  • Prof. Dr. Talip Atalay / KKTC Presidency of Religious Affairs
  • Prof. Dr. Vecdi Akyüz / Marmara University
  • Prof. Dr. William L. Blizek / Nebraska Omaha University
  • Prof. Dr. Zeki Salih Zengin / Yıldırım Beyazıt University
  • Assoc. Prof. Ali Ayten / Marmara University
  • Assoc. Prof. Ali Büyükaslan / Marmara University
  • Assoc. Prof. Derya Tellan / Atatürk University
  • Assoc. Prof. John Lyden / Grand View University
  • Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Ümit / Marmara University
  • Assoc. Prof. Nuh Aslantaş / Marmara University
  • Dr. Denys Kondyuk / Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Necdet Subaşı / Presidency of Religious Affairs
  • Dr. Mahmut Zengin / General Directorate of Credit and Dormitories Agency
  • Dr. Rubina Ramji / Cae Breton University
  • Dr. Vivienne SM. Angeles / La Salle University
  • Asst. Prof. Ahmet Karataş / Marmara University
  • Asst. Prof. Betül Önay Doğan / İstanbul University
  • Asst. Prof. Hediyetullah Aydeniz / Marmara University
  • Asst. Prof. Kristian Petersen / Nebraska Omaha University
  • Asst. Prof. Mehmet Bulğen / Marmara University
  • Asst. Prof. Mehmet Haberli / Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University
  • Asst. Prof. Osman Aydınlı / Marmara University
  • Asst. Prof. Özgür Velioğlu / Kocaeli University
  • Asst. Prof. Umut Kaya / Marmara University
  • Samiha Khelifa / Marmara University

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Dr. William L. Blizek / Nebraska Omaha University
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Bilal Yorulmaz / Marmara University
  • Assoc. Prof. Nuri Tınaz / Marmara University
  • Assoc. Prof. John Lyden / Grand View University
  • Asst. Prof. Kristian Petersen / Nebraska Omaha University
  • Asst. Prof. Z. Şeyma Altın / İstanbul University
  • Asst. Prof. Mehmet Ali Doğan / İstanbul Technical University
  • Asst. Prof. Ömer Faruk Ocakoğlu / Kırklareli University
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Yalçın Lüleci / Marmara University
  • Hulusi Yiğit / Centre For Values Education
  • Fatma Reyhan Balcı / Centre For Values Education


Paper Guidelines

The title section of the paper should include these information in order:

a. The title of the paper,

b. The name of the writer –with the profession-

c. The institution of the writer –with the faculty and department – 

d. The contact information (mail, e-mail, phone, fax)

The paper text should be at least 4.000 and 7.000 words at most.

References: Footnotes should be used only for the expressions added to the chapter, not for the references. Citations should be displayed in the chapter. (You may find the sample below.)

Bibliography: There must be a bibliography at the end of the text. (Please check the bibliography rules below.)

If you think that there is no need for any changes in your paper, please revise only the references and bibliography according to the citation rules below, and send your paper again.


1. Citations Should Be Displayed In The Text:

ExampleResearchers have pointed out that the lack of trained staff is a common barrier to providing adequate health education (Fisher, 1999: 25) and services (Weist & Christodulu, 2000: 51).
(Note that you do not need to provide a page number(s) except for direct quotations.)

2. Bibliography

(Please take attention to where capital and small letters, dot and comma, italic phrases are used.)
You can find more information about these rules (APA) at this link: (American_Psychological_Association_(APA)_Documentation_M.pdf)


Kaymakcan, R. & Leirvik, O. (2007). Teaching for tolerance in Muslim majority societies. Istanbul: Dem Publishing.

Journal article:

Dijkman, H.C., & Camp, D.P. (1987). Practical theodicee: A typology of six models of theodicy. Journal of Empirical Theology1(3), 67-86.
(Note: Give the volume number in italics followed by the issue number in parentheses. Reference to a journal article or chapter in an edited book must contain the inclusive page numbers of the article.)

Article or chapter in an edited book:

Kaymakcan, R. (2006). Turkish adolescents: High Islamic faith in secular state. In. H. G. Ziebertz & W. Kay (Eds.), Religion and youth in Europe (pp. 230-245). Berlin: Lit Verlag.

Electronic references:

Greenberg, M. T. (2000, March 30). Prevention of mental disorders in school-aged children. Prevention and Treatment, 4, Article 1. Retrieved August 24, 2001, from


Online registration has ended. Registration continues at the registration desk in the entrance hall.


Travel expenses, accommodation and meals will be provided for those who present papers.

Organizing committee is not providing any travel and accommodation for audiences.

Transportation will be provided by the organizers from airport to hotel venue / hotels to symposium venue. After the symposium, presenters will be send back to the Airport according to their ticket information.

Meals will be provided during the symposium for the presenters.


21 May 2015
Opening Ceremony
Bağlarbaşı Congress and Cultural Center
Address: Selamiali Mah. Gazi Cad. No:22 
Bağlarbaşı,Üsküdar / İstanbul

22-23 Mayıs 2015
Barcelo Eresin Topkapı Hotel İstanbul
Address: Millet Cad. No:186 Topkapı / İstanbul 


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