A Condensed ENGLISH Version of Our Website


About IDEA

Founded in 2004, our association functions as a platform for academics in the fields of English Language and Literature. We aim at supporting all kinds of scholarly efforts in English Language and Literature in Turkey by organising academic meetings.


About ESSE

ESSE (The European Society for the Study of English) is a European society that aims at supporting the studies on the language, literature, and culture of the English speaking nations. In 2005, IDEA became the 33rd member of ESSE. An IDEA member automatically becomes an ESSE member. Click here to visit ESSE website.



You can follow our announcements in English on our bilingual HOME (ANASAYFA) page.


Executive Board


Prof. Dr. Işıl Baş (İstanbul Kültür University)


Deputy Chair                            

Prof. Dr. Himmet Umunç (Başkent University)



Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Çelikel (Pamukkale University)



Assist. Prof. Dr. Alev Karaduman (Hacettepe University)



Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşem Seval (İstanbul Kültür University)


SIE (Studies in English)

“Studies in English” is IDEA’s prestigious international conference organised in collaboration with distinguished Turkish universities all around the country. To learn more about previous IDEA conference, go to SIE page and follow the links.   



It is easy to become an IDEA member as long as you have got a work experience for a period of at least three years in any of the higher education institutions (English Language and Literature programmes) in Turkey. For details about membership, please see the IDEA charter page (Turkish only) or contact us at treasurer@idea.org.tr


To become a member you need to fill the Uyelik Formu (Membership Form) and send it to the address below (Dr. Sinan Akıllı) along with a passport size photograph, a copy of your ID or passport (ID page[s] and the page with your passport number), a copy of your residence permit, and the bank receipt of your transfer to IDEA account. 


Membership fee may vary every year. For new membership applications in 2018, you need to transfer a total of 145 Turkish Liras (50 [entrance fee] and 95 [annual membership fee]) to the account number below. Please make sure that you have indicated on the receipt that the transaction is made for "İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Araştırmaları Derneği Aidat Ödemesi" or "IDEA Membership Fee." You can contact IDEA treasurer for further enquiries.


Account Name: İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Araştırmaları Derneği

Bank: Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş.

Bank Branch: 759-Hacettepe Üniv. Beytepe Şubesi

Account Number: 50821811

IBAN: TR960006701000000050821811 


Please send all your membership application documents and forms to:

IDEA Membership (IDEA Uyelik)

Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi

İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü

Beytepe Kampüsü 06800 Çankaya/Ankara

Tel: 0 312 297 8475

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Derneği

Çayyolu Meydanı Doktorlar Sitesi No: 79, Çankaya, Ankara

General Enquiries:

Prof. Dr. Himmet Umunç (Başkent University) (Deputy Chair)


Membership and Institutional Enquiries:

Assist. Prof. Dr. Alev Karaduman (Hacettepe University) (Treasurer)



+90 532 557 83 57

Website, Facebook Page, Announcements, and Technical Enquiries:

Res. Assist. Şafak Horzum (Harvard University & Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi) (Webmaster)





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