The 30th International Taşköprü Pompeiopolis Garlic Festival within the "International Taşköprü Pompeiopolis Science Culture Research Symposium" will be held by Kastamonu University Taşköprü Vocational School and Taşköprü Municipality between 18 and 21 August, 2016.
Throughout history having hosted many civilizations, Taşköprü takes its name from the ancestral bridge located on Gökırmak, which is an entrance to the city. The city has a rich and deep-rooted history dating back to ancient times. Similar to the city of Ephesus, Izmir and Gaziantep Zeugma Tepesi, the place known as Zımbıllı Tepe is considered to be the center of the Roman province of Paflogany and hosts Pompeiopolis ancient city. It is a fact that it shall open new perspectives through continuous excavations having unearthed the Hittite, Phrygian, Cimmerians, Lydians, Persians, the Pontus, Roman and Byzantine civilisations. The city emerges as a cultural centre for the heritage of Seljuk, Principalities and Ottoman periods. In particular, it attracts interest with historical figures like "Taşköprülüzadeler" (royal residents of Taşköprü) and others during the Ottoman Period.
Grown in Taşköprü and known as the "white gold", garlic is among the important agricultural products that ensure the livelihood of the people with its unique flavour. With the adoption of the garlic into the city as a cultural landmark, it becomes a registered trademark with the geographical indication certificate. Along with garlic, the cultivation of sugar beet is also an important source of livelihood in the district where intensive agriculture is made. It is also a rich location in terms of forestry activities.
This symposium aims at presenting opportunity for academics to express all kinds of ideas about the history of the ancient city of Taşköprü and Pompeipolis including discussions on military, administrative, political, socio-cultural, geographical, agricultural, animal husbandry, health industrial, human and natural wealth aspects. It is expected that this symposium shall serve to bring the academics and researchers of the field together, to contribute to the generation of new scientific knowledge as well as ideas and to offer new perspectives.
Abstracts should be regulated based on research topics, scope, contribution to the field and sources used.
Papers can be submitted in Turkish (all dialects), Arabic, Persian, English and Russian. Notified participants who shall present their papers in a language other than Turkish must submit a Turkish abstract of their presentation or submit the original abstract to the symposium organisers to be translated within the limits of symposium calendar.
We expect to receive proposals to be submitted to the e-mail address of the symposium organisers within the symposium deadline. The applicants whose papers are accepted by the Science Board will be notified about the status of their proposals.
Some important topics planned to be presented in the symposium are listed below. If different topics are offered for presentation, they shall be taken into consideration on the condition that they comply with the general frame of the symposium.
• Pompeiopolis and History
•Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
• Cultural Heritage
• Forestry and Forest Products
•Public Administration and Political Science