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Kebikeç Seminars

This seminar series which sets out with questions such as “How works about books and libraries conducted in Turkey? How to suggest solutions to professional problems? ” aims to create a panorama of today’s different librarianship perspectives. The series include information about the models and traditions of librarianship in Turkey and in the world, various views on “books” as well as personal narratives on research methods.

A total of 18 seminars 4 of which were online were held within the scope of Kebikeç Seminars that was launched in 2017.  Over 30 speakers and nearly 4000 listeners attended the seminars.

What is Kebikeç?

The belief that enchanted objects brings specials powers to those people who carry them and help to protect them from trouble when necessary has also been reflected our books. One of these enchantments is “Yâ Hâfız Yâ Kebikeç”.  The “Yâ Kebikeç” seal, which we come across on the cover or the first page of many manuscripts was used as a type of enchantment on the cover of the book to protect the books from insects and moths. According to that, it is believed that Kebikeç is a legendary angel or a jinn that protects books from all kinds of insects, and when the insects are threatened with Kebikeç as written on the seal with the sentences “O worm, this book does not belong to you, do not damage someone else’s property!”,  the book worms who are scared of that angel or the jinn would not approach the book as soon as they see the name of their master on the book saying that “this book is protected by our master”.

  Subject Panelist Date  
1.Seminar Rare Works and Cataloging of Rare Works Hüseyin Türkmen 28.09.2017  
2.Seminar Second Hand Book Trade and Second Hand Book Sellers Emin Nedret İşli 25.10.2017  
3.Seminar Library Services in Local Governments: Examples from World Libraries Berrin Balkaş Yılmaz-Selçuk Aydın 27.11.2017  
4. Seminar Memories of Books and Libraries Turgut Kut  27.12.2017  
5. Seminar Paper Restoration and Application Examples Nergis Ulu 28.02.2018  
6. Seminar Inscriptions and Tombstone Inscriptions Süleyman Berk 23.03.2018  
7. Seminar University and Research Libraries in Turkey Pervin Bezirci-İsmet Mazlumoğlu-Neslihan Sandal 25.10.2018  
8. Seminar Libraries of Municipalities in Turkey Ramazan Minder-Arzu Kuzgun-Erkan Küp 22.11.2018  
9. Seminar Children’s Libraries in Turkey Asiye Kakırman Yıldız, Asuman Nesibe Gök ve Ebru Bostancı 27.12.2018  
10. Seminar Libraries of Special Interest in Turkey Özlem Gürkan ve Ertaç Nebioğlu 17.01.2019  
11. Seminar School Libraries in Turkey Sevgi Arıoğlu, Şule Yılmaz ve Hanife Yükcü 21.02.2019  
12. Seminar Libraries of Manuscripts and Rare Books in Turkey Menderes Velioğlu, Niyazi Ünver 14.03.2019  
13. Seminar “University Libraries in Turkey” and “Manuscript and Rare Books Libraries in Turkey” Güssün Güneş-Ertuğrul Çimen – Sami Çukadar -Zeynep Atbaş-Muaz Ayhan Işık 8.01.2020  
14. Seminar “Special Interest and Research Libraries in Turkey” and “Libraries of Municipalities in Turkey” Furkan Sevim-Mehdi Yenidoğan-Sanem Yardımcı-Nesrin Duran-Hêlin İlçek-Ayşe Sofioğlu 27.02.2020  
15. Online Seminar University Libraries in Turkey Emine Gür, Tuna Can ve Dr. Ebru Kaya 22.04.2020  
16. Online Seminar Public Libraries in Turkey Ahmet Aldemir 29.04.2020  
17. Online Seminar Special Interest and Research Libraries in Turkey Lorans Tanatar Baruh
Neşecan Uysal
18. Online Seminar Presidential National Library Ayhan Tuğlu 14.05.2020  

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