Past Events

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WORKSHOP: Archaeology, Society and Sustainable Development

WORKSHOP: Archaeology, Society and Sustainable Development

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

05 October 2017 09:30 to 18:00

This workshop aimed at examining the complex relationship between archaeology and contemporary society, paying particular focus on how communities that live and work in close proximity to archaeological sites are influenced by their surroundings. In the Turkish context, the country’s numerous sites of archaeological interest and excavation frequently intersect wıth everyday living and working spaces thereby with extent of archaeological remains making them an inseparable part of the daily landscape.

Keywords: Contemporary Turkey - Cultural Heritage Management; Public Archaeology

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SPECIAL EVENT: David French - A Life in Anatolian Archaeology

SPECIAL EVENT: David French - A Life in Anatolian Archaeology

Ankara | Erimtan Museum

30 September 2017 11:00 to 17:00

The BIAA organized a memorial event for David French, its director from 1968 to 1994, who passed away earlier this year. The event will took the form of a colloquium, highlighting David and his achievements, on 30 September 2017, at the Erimtan museum in Ankara.

Keywords: David French, BIAA, Director, Memorial, Archaeology

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

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

London | The British Academy

21 September 2017 18:30 to 19:30

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.

Keywords: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Tourism

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WORKSHOP: Protection Of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations

WORKSHOP: Protection Of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations

Ankara | The Erimtan Museum

15 - 16 June 2017, 00:00 - 18:00

Key-note by Prof. Peter Stone (Newcastle University). Opening speeches by Lutgarde Vandeput (BIAA) and Melik Ayaz (General Directorate of Monuments and Museums)

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), the American Research Institute in Turkey – Ankara (ARIT), the US Embassy in Ankara and the General Directorate for Heritage and Museums of the TC Ministry of Culture and Tourism collaborated on a workshop entitled, ‘Protection of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations’ on 15 and 16 June 2017 at the Erimtan Museum in Ankara.

Keywords: Cultural Heritage Management, Archaeology, Conflict, Protection

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WORKSHOP: Refractions of the Byzantine: The Empire of Trebizond (1204-1461)

WORKSHOP: Refractions of the Byzantine: The Empire of Trebizond (1204-1461)

London | Senate House, Malet Street

05 - 06 June 2017, 09:00 - 18:00

An event support by the BIAA. Organized by Ioanna Rapti, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), Dionysios Stathakopoulos & Matthew Tanton (KCL)

This colloquium aimed to provide a platform on which the cultural identity of the Empire of Trebizond could be discussed and debated.

Keywords: Archaeology, Trabzon, Byzantine Empire, Cultural Identity

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LECTURE: Dangers of Cinema: Films and Moral Discourse in the late Ottoman Empire

LECTURE: Dangers of Cinema: Films and Moral Discourse in the late Ottoman Empire

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

31 May 2017 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Özde Çeliktemel-Thomen (University College London, UCL | Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry)

Discussant: Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Gürata, Bilkent University

Within late Ottoman society, early cinema created concerns in relation to films’ political content, obscenity and exhibition venues and practices, among other issues. Based upon her Ph.D research, Çeliktemel-Thomen shared her new findings regarding the discourses and practices of the Ottoman dominant class (bureaucrats, elite and intellectuals) over children and women spectators. 

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Cinema, Ottoman, Morality

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LECTURE: Oliver Gurney Memorial Lecture - Sacred Landscapes and Alalakh

LECTURE: Oliver Gurney Memorial Lecture - Sacred Landscapes and Alalakh

London | The British Academy

18 May 2017 18:30 to 20:30

Professor Dr. K. Aslıhan Yener
The Oriental Institute, (Emerita) - University of Chicago
Koç University (Emerita) - Department of Archaeology and History of Art

Tell Atchana, (ancient Alalakh), is well suited to contribute to the topic of ritual landscapes. We are particularly interested in the introduction of new cults and their associated rituals in the international Late Bronze Age, when many foreign contacts and eventually foreign overlords such as the Hittites affected local society on many levels.  This lecture will focus on newly excavated contexts and dating, sacred architecture, new seals, and burial practices.

Keywords: Archaeology, Hittites, Alalakh, Excavations, Ritual

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WORKSHOP: Understanding the Challenges of Living in a Wet and Humid Climate

WORKSHOP: Understanding the Challenges of Living in a Wet and Humid Climate

Rize | Rize Belediyesi

13 May 2017 09:00 to 21:00

A Workshop organised by Dr. Ender Peker

Organised by the BIAA in collaboration with the Municipality of Rize, the workshop aimed first to explore the local values (i.e. climate, geography) that differentiate Rize from other cities both at the regional and the national scales; and then to understand the problems emerged due to these local specific values.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Climate, Urban Design

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CONFERENCE: Istanbul Heritage EXPO

CONFERENCE: Istanbul Heritage EXPO

Istanbul | Hilton Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Center

27 - 29 April 2017, 10:00 - 18:00

The BIAA partıcıpated at the Istanbul Heritage Expo.

Our Cultural Heritage management research fellow Dr. Işılay Gürsu presented “living amid the ruins: archaeological sites as hubs of sustainable development for local communities in Southwest Turkey”

Keywords: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Heritage

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PANEL: The Cyprus Peace Talks:  Prospects & Challenges in a Post-Referendum Period

PANEL: The Cyprus Peace Talks: Prospects & Challenges in a Post-Referendum Period

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

14 April 2017 13:00 to 14:30

Panelists: Esra Çuhadar Associate Professor, Bilkent University, Neophytos Loizides Professor, University of Kent. Chair: Leonidas Karakatsanis  Assistant Director, The British Institute at Ankara

Held at a point when a positive conclusion of the Cyprus Peace Talks seemed still possible, the panel reflected on the role that yet another referendum over the proposed solution could play. Panelists considered the intersections and connections between refenernda and their  direct democracy dynamics and reflected on the challenges posed on, and prospects opened for the ongoing Cyprus Peace Talks. 

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Cyprus, Referendum

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LECTURE: A New History of Byzantine Ankara

LECTURE: A New History of Byzantine Ankara

Ankara | The Turco British Association

06 April 2017 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Prof. Stephen Mitchell, (FBA - BIAA Hon. Chairman)

The history of Ankara in the Byzantine period has been undeservedly neglected. This lecture, based on largely unpublished new evidence from inscriptions, will provide new evidence for the city's fortifications, the city's history before and during the Arab invasions, and insights into its remarkable development as a leading community in the Christian Byzantine Empire up to the Seljuk period.  

Keywords: Archaeology, Byzantine, Ankara, History

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SPECIAL EVENT: From Trebizond to Limni. Remebering the trails and traces of Bryer

SPECIAL EVENT: From Trebizond to Limni. Remebering the trails and traces of Bryer

Istanbul | ANAMED

31 March 2017 14:00 to 17:00

From Trebizond to Limni was a commemorative event in honour of the late Prof. Anthony Bryer, held at ANAMED (Koç University, Istanbul) on March 31st, 2017.

Keywords: Anthony Bryer, Memorial, ANAMED, Koç University

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WORKSHOP: The British Empire & the Turkish Republic in the 20s & 30s

WORKSHOP: The British Empire & the Turkish Republic in the 20s & 30s

Cambridge | Churchill College

31 March 2017 09:30 to 01 April 2017 18:00

With a key note Lecture by Dilek Barlas

The 2nd workshop of the project Turkey and Britain 1914-1952: from Enemies to Allies dealt with Anglo-Turkish relations in the mid-war period.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, British Empire, Turkish Republic

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LECTURE: Mapping a moment in the Cypriot agricultural landscape with historical GIS

LECTURE: Mapping a moment in the Cypriot agricultural landscape with historical GIS

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

22 March 2017 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture in Ankara by Dr. Antonis Hadjikyriacou (Assistant Prof. at Boğaziçi Univeristy)

The lecture presents the research outcomes of the recently completed “Mediterranean Insularities: MedIns” project (2014-16) at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS/FORTH). The project employed Historical GIS methods for geo-spatial and statistical analysis, and cartographic representation of the 1572 mufassal defteri, the first detailed Ottoman fiscal survey of Cyprus.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Ottoman Empire, Cyprus, Agriculture, GIS

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PANEL: “Peace at home and peace abroad”: can Turkey recapture Ataturk’s guiding principle?

PANEL: “Peace at home and peace abroad”: can Turkey recapture Ataturk’s guiding principle?

London | The British Academy

09 March 2017 18:30 to 20:30

Professor Meliha Altunışık - Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Professor Rosemary Hollis - City, University of London
Sir David Logan (chair) was the UK Ambassador in Ankara from 1997–2001

Our distinguished speakers reflected on the prospects for regional stability while disentangling the complex relationship between national, regional and international politics.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Turkish Republic, Ataturk

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LECTURE: Carved in Stone - Reflectance Transformation Imaging for Heritage Conservation

LECTURE: Carved in Stone - Reflectance Transformation Imaging for Heritage Conservation

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

24 February 2017 13:00 to 14:30

Lecture by Alan M. Greaves (University of Liverpool) and Yiğit Erbil (Hacettepe University)

For the Carved in Stone project, the University of Liverpool will use the grant awarded by the Cultural Protection Fund to protect and record rock reliefs. They will use Reflective Transformation Imaging (RTI)  to record rock reliefs at risk, and through community-based heritage education change attitudes to cultural heritage in local communities in Turkey.

Keywords: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Carved Stone, Conservation

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LECTURE: In Search of the “Real” Turkish football

LECTURE: In Search of the “Real” Turkish football

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

15 February 2017 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Dr. John McManus (BIAA)
Discussant: Assoc. Prof. Özgehan Şenyuva (METU) 

 

This talk took a sideways look at recent events in Turkey through the country's favourite sport. It was formed from content from Dr. McManus' upcoming book on Turkish Football: 'Welcome to Hell?' (Orion Publishing).

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Football

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LECTURE: Urban Heritage site as an open lab in Mardin

LECTURE: Urban Heritage site as an open lab in Mardin

Ankara | Çankaya Belediyesi Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi

14 December 2016 19:00 to 20:30

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Ender Peker (BIAA post-doctoral Fellow 2016-7)

Discussant: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anlı Ataöv (Dept. of City & Regional Planning (METU)

A comparative study between the Old and New Towns in the province of Mardin, gave an opportunity to explore the clues (socio-physical markers) of an efficient use of natural assets and smart strategies to prevent negative conditions of extreme climate conditions in urban life.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Urban Design, Town Planning, Climate

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LECTURE: Miletus ‐ New Research on the urban space of an ancient commercial metropolis

LECTURE: Miletus ‐ New Research on the urban space of an ancient commercial metropolis

Ankara | The Turco British Association

12 December 2016 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Christof Berns  (professor of Classical Archaeology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Germany)

A new research project of Ruhr-Universität Bochum focusses on Humeitepe, a wide but hitherto scarcely studied area of the ancient commercial metropolis Miletus. The aim is to better understand the long-term settlement history of the city and its urban organization

Keywords: Archaeology, Miletus, Urban Space, Heritage

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WORKSHOP: Innovation, Interaction & Interconnection in the Taurus-Zagros Arc and beyond

WORKSHOP: Innovation, Interaction & Interconnection in the Taurus-Zagros Arc and beyond

Ankara | Middle East Technical University

10 - 11 December 2016, 10:00 - 17:00

Workshop organised by Dr Cameron Petrie and the the British Institute of Persian Studies, held in collaboration with the British Institute at Ankara, the British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the Council for British Research in the Levant.

Innovation, Interaction & Interconnection in the Taurus-Zagros Arc and Beyond 10,000-5000 BC is a collaborative workshop taht was presented as part of the Ancient Iran and Its Neighbours in Pre- and Early-History archaeological research programme.

Keywords: Archaeology, Neolithic, Iran, Bronze Age, Fertile Crescent

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LECTURE: Houses and skulls, households and corporate groups at Neolithic Boncuklu

LECTURE: Houses and skulls, households and corporate groups at Neolithic Boncuklu

London | The British Academy

24 November 2016 18:30 to 20:30

Professor Douglas Baird is a specialist in Near Eastern prehistory, researching the development of the first sedentary communities and their transformation into early complex societies. 

Ten years of excavation at Boncuklu, 9.5 kms north of Çatalhöyük in the Konya Plain of central Anatolia, have provided new insights into the spread of farming in the early Neolithic in Anatolia, the significance of its adoption for forager communities, and the development of associated ritual practice.

Keywords: Archaeology, Neolithic, Turkey, Konya Plain, Boncuklu

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LECTURE: Archaeological Heritage Management: Along the Silk Roads in the 21st Century

LECTURE: Archaeological Heritage Management: Along the Silk Roads in the 21st Century

London | The British Academy

29 September 2016 18:30 to 20:30

Lecture by Tim Williams. Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

The lecture explores different approaches to valuing heritage, community and interest groups involvement, conservation, presentation, and the influence of any interventions on contemporary perceptions of the past.

Keywords: Cultural Heritage Management, Archaeology, Silk Road

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CONFERENCE: The 3rd International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society

CONFERENCE: The 3rd International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society

Istanbul | Kadir Has University

02 - 03 June 2016, 09:00 - 20:00

This international and interdisciplinary conference brought together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery on Eurasian Studies

Keywords: Politics, History, and Social Science, Eurasia, Society

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LECTURE: The Mesopotamia Campaign from both sides of the trenches, 1914 - 1917

LECTURE: The Mesopotamia Campaign from both sides of the trenches, 1914 - 1917

London | The British Academy

10 May 2016 18:30 to 21:00

Professor Eugene Rogan (University of Oxford)

This lecture explores the common experiences of all soldiers who fought on the Mesopotamian front, a campaign which marked the end of Ottoman rule and the beginning of Britain’s moment in the Middle East.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Mesopotamia, Warfare

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WORKSHOP: Social Media in Turkey: Uses and impacts in Social and Political Life

WORKSHOP: Social Media in Turkey: Uses and impacts in Social and Political Life

Ankara | Middle East Technical University

09 April 2016 09:30 to 18:00

Convenor: Dr. Elisabetta Costa (BIAA)

The workshop brought together different research on the uses and consequences of social media in Turkey. 

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Social Media

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LECTURE: Negotiating cultural landscape(s): towards a management plan for Çaltılar Höyük

LECTURE: Negotiating cultural landscape(s): towards a management plan for Çaltılar Höyük

Ankara | The Turco British Association

07 April 2016 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by B. Nilgün Öz (BIAA-RCAC Fellow)

Researched by an international multi-disciplinary team, Çaltılar Höyük and its environs in the highlands of Fethiye, Muğla, are testament to millennia of continuous habitation. Today this tangible cultural landscape is increasingly shaped by modern practices of seasonal migration, an abundance of greenhouses creating new livelihoods, and a seemingly uncontrollable proliferation of quarrying.

Keywords: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Conservation, Çaltılar Höyük

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WORKSHOP: From Enemies to Allies | Turkey and Britain during WWI

WORKSHOP: From Enemies to Allies | Turkey and Britain during WWI

Ankara | USAK conference hall

01 - 02 April 2016, 10:00 - 18:00

The workshop dealt with Anglo-Turkish relations in the late Ottoman period, the political transformation of Turkish society resulting from the Young Turk movement and militarization, and the ethnic, religious and cultural politics of the WW1 period.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, British Empire, Turkish Republic, World War 1

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LECTURE: Alternative Universalisms? Contemporary Turkish discourses on culture in IR

LECTURE: Alternative Universalisms? Contemporary Turkish discourses on culture in IR

Ankara | The Turkish American Association

24 March 2016 19:00 to 21:00

A public lecture by Dr. K. Dalacoura (LSE)

Building on a long intellectual tradition going back to the late Ottoman period, debates in present-day Turkey on the role of culture and civilisation in world politics, and the relationship between modernity and Islam, are vibrant and ongoing. The lecture, drawing on the findings of a research project funded by the British Academy, will attempt to move beyond the political maelstrom and focus on the ideas of individual thinkers and intellectual trends in relative isolation.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, International Relations

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LECTURE: Living in Luxury, Terrace House 2 in Ephesos

LECTURE: Living in Luxury, Terrace House 2 in Ephesos

Ankara | The Turco British Association

22 March 2016 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Dr. Sabine Ladstätter (Director of the Austrian Archaeological Institute)

Terrace House 2 is a ca. 4,000 m² insula lying directly in the Roman city centre of Ephesus. Due to its exceptional state of preservation the complex counts amongst the most scientifically important and moreover most remarkable monuments of its type.

Keywords: Archaeology, Ephesus, Houses, Romans

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LECTURE: People’s Houses (Halk Evleri): Local negotiations of reform

LECTURE: People’s Houses (Halk Evleri): Local negotiations of reform

Ankara | The Turkish American Association

25 February 2016 19:00 to 21:00

A lecture & Book launch by Dr. Alekos Lamprou 

Dr. Alexandros Lambrou presented research results from his recently published book (I.B Tauris 2015) that examines social change and state-society relations during the early republican period of Turkish history.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Turkish Republic, Houses, Social Reform

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LECTURE: Sir Alfred Biliotti and the end of Ottoman Crete, 1885–1899

LECTURE: Sir Alfred Biliotti and the end of Ottoman Crete, 1885–1899

London | The British Academy

03 February 2016 18:30 to 21:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. David Barchard

The end of Ottoman Crete was marked by a bloody conflict between its Christian and Muslim populations, resolved by 18 months of international rule, the transfer of the island from Ottoman rule to a form of autonomy and the departure of most of the Muslims. This lecture looks at the role of the key diplomat on Crete during this period, a humanitarian administrator caught between great power politics and the conflicting nationalisms of Greece and Turkey.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Ottoman Empire, Crete

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LECTURE: Cultural Routes in Turkey: The Phrygian Way

LECTURE: Cultural Routes in Turkey: The Phrygian Way

Ankara | The Turco British Association

09 December 2015 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sarı (Ankara University)

In this talk Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Sarı briefly introduced the cultural routes in Turkey and talked in detail about the Phrygian Way and the inspiration for establishing it. The Phrygian Way, one of the long-distance walking and cycling routes in Turkey was made for trekkers and cyclists to explore not only the beauty of the Phrygian Valleys through which it passes, but also the countless Phrygian, Roman, Byzantine, and Seljuk monuments and traces.

Keywords: Cultural Heritage Management, Archaeology, Phrygians, Cultural Routes

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LECTURE: Social Media in South-East Turkey: Continuities and Transformations

LECTURE: Social Media in South-East Turkey: Continuities and Transformations

Ankara | The Turkish American Association

02 December 2015 19:00 to 09:00

A Lecture by Dr. Elisabetta Costa

The lecture  described the social change brought by social media not as a linear and uniform process, but rather as the combination of contrasting transformations: public-facing social media is mainly a conservative space, whereas private channels of communication facilitate new social relationships.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Social Media

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LECTURE: Experimental Archaeology: Production Processes of the Urartian Red Polished Pottery

LECTURE: Experimental Archaeology: Production Processes of the Urartian Red Polished Pottery

Ankara | The Turco British Association

26 November 2015 19:00 to 21:00

A BIAA lecture by Dr. Atilla Batmaz (Ege University) 

Dr Batmaz will discuss “Urartian Palace Ware” and will more specifically be chasing the secrets of the Urartian red slipped, shiny pottery by analysing experiments to reproduce it in the light of the local traditional methods of pottery making in Bardakçı Village/Van-Eastern Anatolia.

Keywords: Archaeology, Experimental Archaeology, Urartu, Pottery

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LECTURE: HELEN OF TROY - GODDESS, PRINCESS, SEDUCTRESS

LECTURE: HELEN OF TROY - GODDESS, PRINCESS, SEDUCTRESS

London | The British Academy

17 November 2015 18:30 to 21:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Bettany Hughes

Following a decade of research Bettany Hughes explored the figure of Helen of Troy in her cultural, literary and historical guises. 

Keywords: Archaeology, Helen of Troy, Homer

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WORKSHOP: Palaeolithic Research in the Armenian Highlands and Anatolia

WORKSHOP: Palaeolithic Research in the Armenian Highlands and Anatolia

Ankara | Middle East Technical University

20 October 2015 09:00 to 17:00

The workshop was organised by Philip Glauberman

This workshop brought together, for the first time, local and multi-national researchers working on the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic within the focus region giving the opportunity to share current and on-going research on technology and behaviour throughout the varied topographies and habitats.

Keywords: Archaeology, Palaeolithic, Armenia, Anatolia

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LECTURE: Christopher Harris: The Reports of the Last British Consul in Trabzon, 1949-1956

LECTURE: Christopher Harris: The Reports of the Last British Consul in Trabzon, 1949-1956

Ankara | The Turkish American Association

19 October 2015 19:00 to 20:30

The BIAA in collaboration with the Turkish American Association presented a talk by Christopher Harris on his book The Reports of the Last British Consul in Trabzon, 1949-1956 followed by a book signing event.

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LECTURE: East of Asia Minor. Rome's Hidden Frontier

LECTURE: East of Asia Minor. Rome's Hidden Frontier

Ankara | The British Academy

24 September 2015 18:30 to 21:00

A BIAA Lecture by Tim Mitford

This illustrated lecture presents the monumental evidence: fortresses and forts linked by strategic roads, bridges, glimpses of watch and signalling systems, with inscriptions, sighted coins, and navigation of the Euphrates itself.

Keywords: Archaeology, Romans, Frontiers, Asia Minor

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PANEL: TURKEY AND THE UK: THEIR POLICIES TOWARDS THE EU AFTER THEIR GENERAL ELECTIONS

PANEL: TURKEY AND THE UK: THEIR POLICIES TOWARDS THE EU AFTER THEIR GENERAL ELECTIONS

London | The British Academy

15 June 2015 18:30 to 21:00

A BIAA Panel chaired by Sir David Logan

Listen to, and question, two distinguished former foreign ministers with long experience at the forefront of their countries’ relationship with the EU and two well-known commentators on European affairs.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Turkey, UK, European Union

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WORKSHOP: Turkish Studies in the UK

WORKSHOP: Turkish Studies in the UK

London | The British Academy

14 May 2015 14:00 to 21:00

A one-day roundtable/workshop inspired by the need to take stock of the state of play in the field of Turkish studies in the UK in the humanities and social sciences.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Turkish Studies

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WORKSHOP: Techniques and Applications for Portable X-Ray Fluorescence in Archaeology

WORKSHOP: Techniques and Applications for Portable X-Ray Fluorescence in Archaeology

Kaman | Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology

08 May 2015 10:00 to 20:00

Workshop Coordinator: Dr Orlene McIlfatrick (BIAA Fellow 2014-5)

The aim of this workshop was to offer researchers engaged in archaeology and museum studies the opportunity to present and discuss various aspects of XRF with respect to their applications in non-destructive analysis of archaeological materials.

Keywords: Archaeology, XRF, Archaeometry, Material Analysis

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WORKSHOP: Peace processes and durable solutions to displacement

WORKSHOP: Peace processes and durable solutions to displacement

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

17 April 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Workshop organized by Dr. Marc Herzog

The event brought together academics and practitioners to discuss comparative cases of forced displacement and strategies to support victim groups in protracted conflicts aiming to challenge conventional assumptions as to the irreversibility of displacement and/or the absence of solutions to protracted conflicts. 

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Peace Processes, Displacement

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LECTURE: O.Gurney Memorial Lecture - Exploring the early history of British archaeology

LECTURE: O.Gurney Memorial Lecture - Exploring the early history of British archaeology

London | The British Academy

16 April 2015 18:30 to 21:00

Join renowned archaeologist Nicolò Marchetti, as he showcases new evidence from British archaeologists between 1876 and 1920 from the excavation site at Karkemish between Turkey and Syria.

Keywords: Archaeology, History, Excavation

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PANEL: The Middle East in Crisis: How Turkey is affected and what role can it play?

PANEL: The Middle East in Crisis: How Turkey is affected and what role can it play?

London | The British Academy

12 February 2015 18:30 to 21:00

A BIAA Panel chaired by Sir David Logan

Join a panel of experts, including former Foreign Minister of Turkey Yaşar Yakış, as they examine the bloody emergence of the Islamic State, the violence and instability in Syria and Iraq, and the risks to the stability of Kurdistan.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Middle East, Crisis

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LECTURE: From Imperial Capital to global City: Transformations of Istanbul 1914-2014

London | The British Academy

04 December 2014 18:30 to 21:00

Professor Erik-Jan Zürcher (Leiden University), one of the world’s leading experts on Turkey, will chart the development of the architecture, economy and population of Istanbul in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Cities, Istanbul

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WORKSHOP: Public Archaeology: Theoretical Considerations and Current Practice in Turkey

WORKSHOP: Public Archaeology: Theoretical Considerations and Current Practice in Turkey

Istanbul | ANAMED

30 - 31 October 2014, 09:00 - 17:00

This workshop is triggered by questions about the relationship of archaeology and the contemporary society and is part of the British Institute at Ankara’s broader project on cultural heritage management in southern Turkey. It is funded by the Headley Trust.

Keywords: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Public Involvement

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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: In Motion

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: In Motion

Ankara | Netherlands Institute of Higher Education (NiHA)

26 - 27 September 2014, 10:00 - 17:50

The international workshop ‘In Motion: Movements, crossings and transfers in Turkey’ is the third of a series of events exploring ‘divisions, connection and movement’ in Turkey from pre-historic times until the present day, organized by the British Institute at Ankara in collaboration with major academic and research institutions. It aimed at opening a cross-disciplinary dialogue between Archaeology and Archaeology-related disciplines, History, Political Science, Sociology and Social Anthropology to explore diverse itineraries across temporal, geographical and cultural borders in Turkey.

Keywords: Migration and Mobility Studies, Cross-disciplinary studies; Ancient to Contemporary Turkey

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LECTURE: The Ionian Cities: Myth, migration, and the origins of Greek settlement in Anatolia

London | The British Academy

14 May 2014 18:30 to 20:30

A BIAA Lecture by Dr Naoise Mac Sweeney

This paper will explore the stories that were told about the foundations of the Ionian cities during the archaic and classical periods (c.800-330 BCE), considering their significance and function as myths, as well as their relation to the archaeological evidence for early Greek settlement and for the establishment of the Ionian cities.

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CONFERENCE: Pathways of Communication | Roads and Routes in Anatolia

CONFERENCE: Pathways of Communication | Roads and Routes in Anatolia

Ankara | Ankara University, Faculty of Letters

20 - 22 March 2014, 09:00 - 18:00

Turkey offers amongst the richest remains of routes, roads and tracks worldwide. The aim of this conference is to discuss these, networks and their impact on society from different angles from the prehistory onwards.

Keywords: Archaeology, Communication, Roads, Trade

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LECTURE: Greek-Turkish friendship and the politics of rapprochement.

LECTURE: Greek-Turkish friendship and the politics of rapprochement.

Ankara | Netherlands Institute for Higher Education

14 March 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Leonidas Karakatsanis 

This lecture will focus on the multifaceted aspects of an ambiguous collocation that has been a constant denominator of Turkish-Greek relations.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Turkey, Greece, Friendship

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