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God in the Cinema

Here is a list of movies on theme of God. I have extracted those movies from the program Yer Gösterici (in Turkish). The link of the program is at the last of the list. A nice program to watch.

In that list, my personal favourite is Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman. Although it is not directly related with theme of God, Winter Light by Ingmar Bergman is also a stunning movie that its story takes place among themes of war, church community, a priest and deadlock love story.

 

Dogma 1999

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120655/

Bruce Almighty (2003)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0315327/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1528100/?ref_=fn_al_tt_3

Oh, God! (1977)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076489/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Oh, God! Book II (1980)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081268/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4

The Seventh Seal (1957)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050976/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Agora (2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1186830/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095497/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Contact (1997)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118884/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Invention of Lying (2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1058017/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Inherit the Wind (1960)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053946/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

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Video lessons on writing PhD

There are quite good videos on writing steps of PhD. Day by day I have come across with them on youtube. There are so beneficial how to books and manuals on master thesis/PhD writing. Videos on youtube, in that sense, can be considered as visual versions of them.

Now decided to collect those videos on the following playlist. This playlist is an evolving one, I will go on to add videos through time.

click to see video manuals playlist

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ODTÜ Sosyoloji Bölümü’nün Tarihi

On yıla yakın süredir zamanımın bir kısmı Odtü Sosyoloji Bölümü’nde geçiyor. Beşeri bilimler yazan kapıdan girince ciddi bir hava ile karşılaşırsınız ya, kimler geçmiştir acaba bu kapıdan, odalardan, dersliklerlerden diye merak ederdim hep.

İlk defa bu merakımı giderecek derli toplu bir yazı buldum. Türkiye Araştırmaları Literatür Dergisi adlı dergide, 2008 yılında “Bahattin Akşit ile Bilimsel Araştırmalar ve Türkiye’nin Sosyolojik Dönüşümü Üzerine” başlıklı bir görüşme yayınlanmış*.

Ayrıca yazının içinde Türkiye’de sosyolojinin tarihi denilebilecek bir tarih anlatısı da var. Erasmus tecrübemden sonra Türkiye’ye dönerken, benim için en yakıcı soru “acaba bizim Türkçe bir sosyolojimiz var mı” idi ve Ceylan Tokluoğlu’ndan Türkiyede Sosyoloji Tarihi (veya literatürü) denilebilecek iki ders almıştım, bu soruya cevap bulmak için. Bahattin Hoca’nın bu söyleşide referans verdiği kitaplar, makalelerin ciddi bir kısmı o derste okutuluyordu.

Küçük bir eleştri, Bahattin Hoca referans verdiği döneminde yapılan çalışmalara dair hiç eleştiri yapmamış. Halbuki bahsettiğim derste bu çalışmaları okurken hatırı sayılır metodolojik problemleri olduğunu görmüştüm. Neyse, bu mesele bir hayli uzun. Sizi söyleşi ile başbaşa bırakıyorum. Emek verip söyleşiyi yapanlara çok teşekkürler. Umarım Bahattin Hoca da Niyazi Berkes’in Unutulan Yıllar‘ı minvalinde bir kitap yazar.

 

*İlgili yazıya ulaşmak için lüften bu bağlantıyı tıklayınız.

 

 

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How to follow academic journals easily?

Being  up-to-date with contemporary scientific literature is a must for scientist. However following academic journals can be a tough job if you are not using technology efficiently, here is my solution to follow them.

I use rss feeds of journals to track new issues. Even if you didn’t use it till now, probably you are familiar with its icon. Rss is a tool that gives us the ability to track changes in related web site. In other words, by using rss technology anyone can give alerts whenever particular website has new content. In order to track rss feed of any website (in that case site of academic journals) you need a software in your devices, pc or mobile. there are lots of software options but i portray here my selection of programs,
I use feedly to follow academic journals. feedly is a web-based platform (feedly.com). You don’t need to download and install any program to your computer. Simply, it is like your facebook account; you add your favorite journals into it (by using rss technology) and than check feed in the program periodically to see, if there is a new content. not just by website, you can use mobile apps to view your feedly account.
It may sound complicated till there, let me write it down a step by step guide
  • enter feedly.com
  • create a feedly account
  • log in with your account to feedly.com
  • go to “add content” section in the main page
  • in order to add content there is two option here
  • (optionI) in add content section write any keyword that you are interested and let feedly to show you content
  • (optionII) copy and paste rss link of the journal website into add content*
  • after you add some material, you will see them in the sidebar of the website
  • now it is done. whenever you enter feedly.com you will see that whether there is new issues of your journals.
  • there may be a last step, install apps into your mobile devices to follow your feedly account easily. that one is for windows phone, for iphone, for android.
*In order to find rss link of the journal, click on the following screenshot
rssjournal