Turkey stands at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The lands within its borders and the surrounding Black Sea region have seen centuries of fascinating history and pre-history. Their legacy: knowledge and lessons of potentially vital importance for all our futures.
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.
British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara - Registered office as
Registered Charity No. 313940 and a company
limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 477436
The British Institute at Ankara is an independent academic
institution. It is committed to freedom of expression and
has no governmental or party-political connections. As an
institution devoted to the principle of academic freedom,
research and activities sponsored by the BIAA may sometimes
address issues which are politically sensitive. The BIAA
accepts no responsibility for views expressed or conclusions
reached in research and activities which it sponsors.