LECTURE: Changing Patterns of Tourism to Turkey’s Archaeological Sites

21 September 2017 18:30 to 19:30 | London

The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH

A London BIAA Lecture by Dr Aylin Orbaşlı

This lecture explored how the absence, presence and abundance of tourism continues to dictate excavation and conservation priorities and practices at archaeological sites across Turkey.

Lecture Title: Changing Patterns of Tourism to Turkey’s Archaeological Sites

Since the 19th century tourism and Western antiquarian interest has played an influential role in the excavation and reconstruction of prominent Near Eastern archaeological sites. This lecture explores how the absence, presence and abundance of tourism continues to dictate excavation and conservation priorities and practices at archaeological sites across Turkey.


Dr Aylin Orbaşlı is Reader at Oxford Brookes University and also an independent heritage consultant on projects focused on the protection and management of cultural heritage sites, including World Heritage Sites in Turkey and the Middle East.          

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