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Welcome to the British Institute at Ankara

The British Institute at Ankara supports, enables and encourages research in Turkey and the Black Sea region in a wide range of fields including archaeology, ancient and modern history, heritage management, social sciences and contemporary issues in public policy and political sciences. Founded in 1948, the BIAA was incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom. The BIAA is one of the British Academy's overseas Institutes. It has offices in Ankara and London, and a dedicated staff of experts from a wide variety of academic and cultural backgrounds.

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Visit the research resources of the British Institute at Ankara. Here you will find information about the Ankara Research Centre, library and collections, as well as online catalogues and databases.

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Publication of 'An Album of Maps', by David French

We are pleased to announce the publication of the newest text in this series, Roman Roads and Milestones, 'An Album of Maps', by David French. Please be aware of the large file size (c. 380 MB), which is due to the number and high quality of the maps included in the publication. Download it here »

BIAA suggest: TÜBİTAK-British Council Bilateral Cooperation Call

The Katip Çelebi-Newton Bilateral Cooperation Call is now open for researchers in Turkey registered on TÜBİTAK ARBİS (Researcher Information System). Call duration 17 August - 31 October 2016

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BIAA suggests: 4 Research Associate positions for the project Impact of Ancient Cites

Applications are sought for four postdoctoral researchers on the ERC funded ‘Impact of the Ancient City’ project led by the Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. See details at http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/directory/vacancies

British Academy Research Fellowships can now be hosted at the BIAA

The British Academy Sponsored Institutes and Societies (BASIS) are pleased to announce that henceforth, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships, Mid-Career Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships may include time spent at a BASIS institution.  Details of the grant schemes may be found at http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding-opportunities. Read more>>

Latest up-to-date travel advice on Turkey by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The FCO has updated the travel advice on Turkey on April 4. You can find the summary and detailed sections here

Can you help us support the archaeology of ancient Ariassos and surrounding Pisidia? The Roman Arch at Ariassos was built with some 1,000 stones – if we raise £30 for each stone we can do it. We’re hoping to raise £30,000 for BIAA work in this region of southwestern Turkey.

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Polatlı Excavations Polatlı Excavations

The Polatlı excavations were directed by Seton Lloyd and Nuri Gökçe in 1951.  The work comprised a new investigation into third and second millennium stratigraphy in Anatolia.

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Tabara El Akrad Excavation Tabara El Akrad Excavation

The Tabara El Akrad excavations took place between 1948 and 1949 near Atchana in Hatay Province, with Sinclair Hood acting as project director.  The research aimed to discover more about the connections between the Chalcolithic Tell Esh-Sheikh site and the Bronze Age site of Atchana.

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Anazarbus Survey Anazarbus Survey

The Anazarbus survey was conducted by Michael and Mary Gough, taking place in Anavarza (Adana Province) between 1949 and 1951.  The site was surveyed, architectural monuments were recorded, and epigraphic squeezes were taken.

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Harran Survey Harran Survey

In 1950 Seton Lloyd and William Brice surveyed Harran and surrounding areas.  In addition to creating a detailed plan of the site and copying inscriptions, they were also successful in locating important sites in the surrounding area.

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Sultantepe Survey Sultantepe Survey

Seton Lloyd and Nuri Gökçe directed survey work at Sultantepe and other sites in Şanlıurfa Province during 1951 and 1952.   Their work at Sultantepe particularly was significant for its contributions to Assyriology, especially the discovery of the tablet hoard now known as the ‘Sultantepe Tablets’.

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Göksu Archaeological Project Göksu Archaeological Project

The Göksu archaeological project ran between 2002 and 2006 and was aimed at examining the area between Mut and Karaman that was threatened with flooding by the construction of the Mut dam.  Hugh Elton directed this project, which also surveyed surrounding regions to provide a context for the settlement.

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Divisions, Connections and Movement – Rethinking Regionality Divisions, Connections and Movement – Rethinking Regionality

This 3-year long BIAA project aimed at fostering a cross-discpilinary exchange of research findings and cooperation on research methods for the study of the movement of people, things and ideas in Turkey and the wider region from the Paleolithic era until today.

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Balkan Futures Balkan Futures

Balkan Futures, a project run jointly between the BIAA, the BSA (with the EF and LSE as key partner institutions), examines inter-regional development and cooperation in south-eastern Europe during a period of crisis rather than consolidation within the EU.

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Divisions, Connections and Movement – Rethinking Regionality Divisions, Connections and Movement – Rethinking Regionality

This 3-year long BIAA project aimed at fostering a cross-discpilinary exchange of research findings and cooperation on research methods for the study of the movement of people, things and ideas in Turkey and the wider region from the Paleolithic era until today.

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Turkey and Britain 1914-1952: from Enemies to Allies Turkey and Britain 1914-1952: from Enemies to Allies

The project, focusing primarily on diplomatic and political history, explores the relationship between Turkey and Britain from the First World War to Turkey’s entry into NATO in 1952.

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Eski Gümüş Monastery Restoration Eski Gümüş Monastery Restoration

Between 1962 and 1965 Michael Gough directed restoration work at the monastery at Eski Gümüş (Niğde Province).  The team’s efforts revealed well-preserved Byzantine wall paintings and the interesting discovery of a group of Aesop Fable illustrations.

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Cultural Heritage Management Projects Cultural Heritage Management Projects

The regional cultural heritage management of the ancient Pisidia project aims to promote the cultural and natural heritage of the region for the visitors who enjoy off-the-beaten track visiting experiences; and to implement a sustainable management plan which will enable the local communities to offer proper visitor facilities within the guidelines of eco-tourism.

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