BIAA

Welcome to the British Institute at Ankara

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 (BIAA), a registered charity, is internationally renowned for over 60 years’ work supporting, enabling and encouraging world-class research in Turkey and the Black Sea region in the fields of  history, archaeology and related social sciences. Founded in 1947, 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.

BATAS 2014 Symposium

To be held at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, April 26 - for more information click here

Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, Turkey between two Elections

To be held at the Turkish-American Association, April 29th - 7pm, for more information click here

BIAA funding opportunities 2014/15

For more information click here

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Library and Collections

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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Online Payments

To make payments online please visit the Member Services section of the site where you can manage memberships, book accommodation and equipment and purchase JSTOR access.

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Research

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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