HUMAN Research Centre

HUMAN Research Centre is based in Hacettepe University, Beytepe Campus. HUMAN is dedicated to research on social interaction in institutional settings, mainly using a conversation analytic framework. HUMAN members hold weekly Conversation Analysis data sessions  every Thursday at 3:00p.m.

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News and Achievements

  • HUMAN Research Centre is organizing three reading group meetings led by Nergiz Kardaş for 2018 spring semester . Please see below the flyer for the details and schedule of the meetings. The meetings will be held in the meeting room of the HUMAN Research Centre on Wednesdays at 14:00.

  • HUMAN Research Centre is organizing 16 CA data sessions for 2018 spring semester. The sessions will be held in the meeting room of the centre on Wednesdays at 14:00 and 15:30. We are having data from setttings such as EFL classrooms, science classrooms, social studies classrooms, L2 English and German teacher education, task-based interaction, Turkish as a foreign language classrooms, community pharmacies, reality TV shows, teacher-tester interactions, feedback sessions, and online L2 writing peer feedback sessions. Please find the programme below.

  • We are organizing 10 CA data sessions for 2017 fall semester. The sessions will be held in the meeting room of the centre on Wednesdays at 15:00. We are having data from setttings such as EFL classrooms, science classrooms, social studies classrooms, EFL teacher education, task-based interaction, Turkish as a foreign language classrooms, community pharmacies, reality TV shows, teacher-tester interactions, and online L2 writing peer feedback sessions. Click below to find details. 06.10.2017

  • We are proudly celebrating the second anniversary of our research centre's foundation with a one-day seminar event. Please find the details of HUMAN Conversation Analysis Research Day, which will be held on the 10th of March, 2017. 13.02.2017

  • HUMAN CA Data Sessions 2017 Spring Programme is out now! 20.02.2017

  • HUMAN researchers have presented their recent research in Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2) Conference held in University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. 20.01.2017

  • Olcay Sert is now the Editor in Chief of Routledge's Classroom Discourse journal. 01.01.2017

  • Safinaz Büyükgüzel, vice-director of HUMAN Research Center, gains a PhD degree from the department of French Language Teaching. 19.12.2016

  • Rice University's CLIC has released a video database on Youtube based on the invited talks in the recent The Teaching and Testing of L2 Interactional Competence where our direct Olcay Sert also gave a talk. 01.11.2016

  • HUMAN Research Centre director has received the award of "making a difference in education" granted by Hacettepe University Rectorate. 11.10.2016

  • Müge Satar (Boğaziçi University) and Ciara Wigham (Université Blaise Pascal) will give the fourth seminar of #HUMANtalks series. Their talk will be on “INSTRUCTION-GIVING SEQUENCES IN TASK-BASED ONLINE TEACHING PRACTICES OF FRENCH TEACHER TRAINEES” and it will take place on the 7th of October, at 15:00 in the Faculty of Education Block-B Meeting Hall. Müge Satar will give a presentation on their research with Ciara Wigham’s participation via teleconferencing.

  • The programme for data sessions in Fall, 2016 is now out. 06.09.2016

  • We are really proud to announce that our director Dr. Olcay Sert's book Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse by Edinburgh University Press has been shortlisted for British Association for Applied Linguistics 2016 Book Prize. Find more details at EUP website. 02.09.2016

  • VEO project appears in national newspapers! 11.07.2016

  • HUMAN Research Centre researchers Dr. Olcay Sert, Safinaz Büyükgüzel, and Ufuk Balaman visited University College, Kolding and Odense campuses of University of Southern Denmark, and Rasmus Rask Primary School in Denmark. With the project group, the researchers attended a couple of data sessions, audited some classes in the teacher education institution in Denmark; University College, and observed an English language class in Rasmus Rask Primary School. The visit was the first project meeting of the Parallel Worlds: Early Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Education project. The next meeting meeting will be organised by HUMAN team and held in Turkey in early August. 10-15 May, 2016

  • HUMAN researchers presented their research in one of the largest applied linguistics conference in the world organised by American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL2016, Orlando). We were also very proud to witness that HUMAN director Dr. Sert's recent book by EUP sold out at the conference. 9-12 April, 2016
  • HUMAN Research Centre partners with University of Southern Denmark for a project on early English teacher education funded by Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation. 01.03.2016 

  • We are very proud to announce that HUMAN Research Centre director Olcay Sert and researcher Merve Bozbıyık will lead the EU funded VEO EUROPA project in Turkey as project partners. 29.02.2016

  • The programs for weekly data sessions and reading group meetings are now available online! 03.02.2016
  • HUMAN Research Centre Director Dr. Olcay Sert has been invited to give a keynote speech in Symposium on the Teaching and Testing of L2 Interactional Competence organised by Rice University's Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication on the 29th of April, 2016. 01.02.2016

  • We are honored to announce that a special issue on Interaction Studies in Turkish language has been published in Journal of Linguistics and Literature with the contributions of the members of HUMAN Research Centre. The first piece by our centre has come from Olcay Sert, Ufuk Balaman, Nilüfer Can Daşkın, Safinaz Büyükgüzel, and Hatice Ergül and the article has introduced "CONVERSATION ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY" to Turkish audience. Furthermore, Olcay Sert and Ufuk Balaman's article on "co-construction of knowledge", Olcay Sert, Merve Bozbıyık, Melih Elçin, and Sevgi Turan's article on "medical interaction", Safinaz Büyükgüzel and Serap Gül's article on "overlap resolution", and Hatice Ergül's article on "membership categorisation analysis" have been the works that our members have presented as original contrubitions to social interaction research in Turkish language.Click here to view entire issue of the journal18.12.2015
  • Prof. Dr. Yeşim Aksan and Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aksan of Corpus Research Centre will give the third seminar of HUMANtalks series. Their talk will be on the "Corpus Linguistics and Its Applications" and it will take place on the 16th of December, at 15:00 in the Faculty of Education Block-B Meeting Hall.04.12.2015

  • Our vice-directors Ufuk Balaman and Safinaz Büyükgüzel have been invited to Southern Denmark University with a scholar grant. They will spend two weeks in Denmark and present their data in sessions. Ufuk Balaman will also give a talk as part of their academic visit. They will also attend an intensive EMCA course organised by Design and Communication department of the university.29.11.2015 
  • HUMAN Research Centre organises the second seminar of HUMANtalks series. Deniz Ortaçtepe will give a talk on Language Socialization, Identity, and Communities of Practice on the 19th of November, at 15:00 in the Faculty of Education Block-B Meeting Hall. 04.11.2015 

  • "Social Interaction and Applied Linguistics Postgraduate Conference" #sial2015hu and workshops was held in the Faculty of Law on the 7th and 8th September. We would like express our gratitude to keynote speakers, Johannes Wagner, Simona Pekarek Doehler, and Numa Markee; workshop organisers, Evelyne Berger, Olcay Sert, Adam Brandt, Hatice Ergül, and Soren Wind Eskildsen; paper presenters, conference participants, and the conference staff. 09.09.2015

  • HUMAN director Olcay Sert's book "Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse" published by Edinburgh University Press is now out! 01.08.2015

  • We are very pleased to announce that vice director of HUMAN Research Centre,  Ufuk Balaman, has received the best PhD presentation award at the 17th International Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Research conference with his PhD study entitled “A Conversation Analytic Investigation into the Impact of Task Design on the Emergence of Information Gaps”. 09.07.2015 

  • HUMAN organises an opening event on the 27th of May, in Faculty of Education B-Block Meeting Hall. HUMAN director Dr. Olcay Sert will give an opening speech and Prof. Dr. Steve Walsh from Newcastle University will give a talk on "L2 Classroom Interactional Competence and Teacher Education". This talk will also be the first speech of a seminar series called #HUMANtalks 14.05.2015

  • HUMAN organises a postgraduate conference on the 8th of September, 2015 in Ankara, Turkey. Visit the website of the conference for further details. 01.02.2015

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Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network
HUMAN Research Centre
06800, Beytepe, Ankara, TURKEY