The 1st International Symposium on Mediterranean World Studies was held on October 21-22, 2016. The Symposium brought many native and foreign scientists together to share their studies on social sciences relevant to the Mediterranean Basin/World.
According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, İrfan Günsel Research Center was represented with three articles at the symposium. The first presentation was made by Dr. Nazım Kaşot and Exp. Hüseyin Tufan on ‘History of Environmental Education in Cyprus’. This study comprises information on environmental issues that covered by the curricula of agriculture schools, forestry schools, primary education, secondary education and higher education facilities in Cyprus so far. The data collected by the study may prevent the repetition of past mistakes and pave the way towards developing different and more efficient environmental education curricula.
The study conducted by experts Hüseyin Tufan and Mete Özsezer was presented under the title of ‘A correspondence that has an important place in the history of Cyprus’. The study provides data regarding the correspondence between Suat Hayri Ürgüplü, the Prime Minister of the 11th Government of Turkey, and George Brown, the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs of the UK.
The study conducted by Exp. Mete Özsezer was presented as the third presentation under the title of ‘The Founder of Shakespeare School: Nejmi Sagıp Bodamyalızade also known as Feylozof’. The study provides information regarding the life of Nejmi Sagıp Bodamyalızade and highlights how Shakespeare School paved the way towards spreading and widening education of English across the island.
İrfan Günsel Research Center members extended their appreciations to Prof. Dr. Ali Eftal Özkul, the Head of NEU History Teaching, faculty member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Güneyli, and NEU Grand Library vice Director İsmet Aksular and personnel for their contributions.