BIAA

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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British Council & Newton Fund / Researchers & Institutional Links programme opportunities

The British Council is now accepting applications for the Researchers & Institutional Links programme / Newton Fund. Visit: https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities

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

This project aimed at fostering the exchange, counterpoint and cross-fertilisation of ideas between different disciplinary fields represented in BIAA research and resulted in the organisation of three major events in collaboration with different academic and research institutions in Ankara.

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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 project aimed at fostering the exchange, counterpoint and cross-fertilisation of ideas between different disciplinary fields represented in BIAA research and resulted in the organisation of three major events in collaboration with different academic and research institutions in Ankara.

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Islamic Fashion, Economy and Morality in Modern Turkey Islamic Fashion, Economy and Morality in Modern Turkey

The research project focused on a less-explored component of Islamic fashion, that is, on the design and production of commodified forms of religious appearance, and addresses the relationships between religion, economics and materiality that these activities, and their presentation and legitimation might reveal.

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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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