“International Hacı Bayram-ı Velî Symposium II" which is organized within the scientific activities of Kalem Education and Culture Academic Association is going to be held on 03-04 May 2017 in Ankara. The symposium sessions will continue during two days while the social program will be organized on the third day.
The papers presented in the symposium will be published as a book following the necessary arrangements.
The applications are made in the registration section and the abstracts (paper summaries) are sent to .

Deadline to send the abstracts: 11 April 2017
Announcement of the accepted abstracts: 15 April 2017
Announcement of the Symposium Program: 17 April 2017
Deadline to send the papers: 24 April 2017
Dates of the Symposium: 03-04 May 2017
Deadline to send for the publishing of the papers: 05 June 2017

The globalization, which also refers to shrinking of the world gradually while the interaction among the societies increase today, has influence in political, economical and social areas. Looking from an individualistic perspective, the people deprive of the foundations provide guidance for themselves through forgetting the culture which they belong to, they fail to attribute a meaning to life so they alienate themselves and the society. These are the prominent negative aspects of the globalization.
In this time that the interaction between the East and West has increased, the Sufi- mystic discourses, which are enhanced within the centuries based on the human being and the soul by the Eastern societies, possess the ability to establish an alternative for the meaning seeking of today's human being.
Since culture is one of the milestones sustain the societies, this matter has a social aspect as well. Today, the nations that protect their cultures and transfer it to the following generations can survive. Therefore, to present the lives and thoughts of the Sufis, one of the important elements of the culture, in a way, also means to go to the bottom of the components, which shape the societies.

Our organization, as an NGO, determined the life, thoughts, the influence circle after his death, language and literature aspect of Hacı Bayram-ı Velî as a symposium topic according to its establishment principles in order to protect its culture as well as offer alternatives to the problems of the modern time.

The general titles of the Symposium are as follows:

The Period When Hacı Bayram-ı Velî Has Lived

The Life of Hacı Bayram-ı Velî

The Tariqa (Sufi Order) and Influence of Hacı Bayram-ı Velî

The Relationship of Hacı Bayram-ı Velî with His Contemporary Ahis and Other Tariqa Representatives

The Sufi Thought of Hacı Bayram-ı Velî

The Language and Literature in Hacı Bayram-ı Velî

Spiritual Geography of Ankara

Mathnawi Commentators from Ankara Taceddin Dergahı (dervish lodge) and Taceddin-i Veli

Ankara and Sufis in the War of Independence

Establishment of the Republic and the Sufis