Past Events

& Recordings Archive

Click on past events listings to see more information about each event, including summaries of the lectures, conferences programmes, photos, as well as audio or video recordings.


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

Read More

LECTURE: the Activities of the Joint British-Georgian Expedition to Pichvnari, 1998-2010

LECTURE: the Activities of the Joint British-Georgian Expedition to Pichvnari, 1998-2010

Ankara | The Turco British Association

05 May 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Prof. Em. Michael Vickers

Keywords: Archaeology, Georgia, Pichvnari, Expeditions

Read More

LECTURE: Byzantium between Athens and Sparta in Xenophon at the close of the fifth century B.C.

LECTURE: Byzantium between Athens and Sparta in Xenophon at the close of the fifth century B.C.

Ankara | The Turco British Association

02 May 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Shane Brennan

Read More

LECTURE: Seeking People-Based Solutions to Sustainability in Heritage Practice

LECTURE: Seeking People-Based Solutions to Sustainability in Heritage Practice

Ankara | The Turco British Association

30 April 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Caitlin Curtis

Keywords: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, Catalhoytuk, Aktopraklik

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

WORKSHOP: Dark Histories - Nighttime and Nightlife in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Mediterranean

WORKSHOP: Dark Histories - Nighttime and Nightlife in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Mediterranean

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

10 April 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Workshop Organised by Dr. D-J MacArthur-Seal

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Ottoman Empire, Night Life

Read More

LECTURE: Some chains are stronger than others: Migrations from Emirdağ reconsidered

LECTURE: Some chains are stronger than others: Migrations from Emirdağ reconsidered

Ankara | The Turco British Association

17 March 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Jak den Exter, president of NiHA foundation

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Migration, Population Transfer

Read More

LECTURE: An Isotopic Analysis of Dietary Habits in Early Bronze Age Anatolia: Preliminary Results

LECTURE: An Isotopic Analysis of Dietary Habits in Early Bronze Age Anatolia: Preliminary Results

Ankara | The Turco British Association

05 March 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Benjamin Irvine (PhD Candidate, Freie Universität Berlin)

Keywords: Archaeology, Bronze Age, Anatolia, Diet, Isotopic Analysis

Read More

CONFERENCE: Turkey and Cyprus Regional Peace & Stability

CONFERENCE: Turkey and Cyprus Regional Peace & Stability

Ankara | USAK conference hall

28 February 2015 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA sponsored event, co-organized by Marc Herzog

This conference focused on a number of key themes: Mapping the current situation in Cyprus | Human rights and vulnerable groups | Confidence-building measures | Alternative visions for the future | Discussion & next steps

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

Read More

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

Read More

LECTURE: The Spread of Farming in Central Anatolia and the Antecedents of Çatalhöyük

LECTURE: The Spread of Farming in Central Anatolia and the Antecedents of Çatalhöyük

Ankara | The Turco British Association

10 December 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Professor Douglas Baird

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

Read More

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

Read More

WORKSHOP: Balkan Futures: Contemporary Mobility and Changing Stereotypes in the Balkans

WORKSHOP: Balkan Futures: Contemporary Mobility and Changing Stereotypes in the Balkans

Athens | École française d'Athènes

04 December 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A Workshop co-organised by the BIAA and the British School at Athens

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Balkans, Mobility

Read More

SPECIAL EVENT: Book Launch - The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations

SPECIAL EVENT: Book Launch - The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations

Ankara | The Turco British Association

26 November 2014 00:00 to 00:00

co-edited by Marc Herzog and Philip Robins (2014, Routledge)

The edited volume of the book, released in 2014, examines a new concept in the field of international relations, that of cuspness and cusp states, defined as states that lie uneasily on the political and/or normative edge of what is widely believed to be an established region, or between several regions simultaneously

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

Read More

LECTURE: Ottoman Achievement Illustrated in Manuscripts Attributed to Matrakçı Nasuh

LECTURE: Ottoman Achievement Illustrated in Manuscripts Attributed to Matrakçı Nasuh

Ankara | The Turco British Association

24 November 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture By Professor Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay

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

Read More

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

Read More

WORKSHOP: In Motion: Movements, crossings and transfers in Turkey

WORKSHOP: In Motion: Movements, crossings and transfers in Turkey

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

Read More

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.

Read More

LECTURE: Art and War: Art, identity and economy at Xanthos in the Persian War period

LECTURE: Art and War: Art, identity and economy at Xanthos in the Persian War period

Ankara | The Turco British Association

14 May 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Catherine Draycott

Keywords: Archaeology, Greeks, Persians, Art, War

Read More

LECTURE: Neolithic archaeological sites in Turkey and Greece

LECTURE: Neolithic archaeological sites in Turkey and Greece

Ankara | The Turco British Association

06 May 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Stella Souvatzi

The creation of the ideational past: Neolithic archaeological sites in Turkey and Greece and the politics of space and identity

Keywords: Archaeology, Neolithic, Turkey, Greece, Identity

Read More

LECTURE: Turkey Between Two Elections

LECTURE: Turkey Between Two Elections

Ankara | The Turkish American Association

29 April 2014 00:00 to 00:00

In this TAAA-NiHA-BIAA joint lecture, Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu focused on the 2014 local election results and wider constitutional, political, economic, and cultural changes and trends in Turkish politics.

 

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Turkey, Elections, Government

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

LECTURE: Mortuary Practices in Medieval Byzantine Anatolia

LECTURE: Mortuary Practices in Medieval Byzantine Anatolia

Ankara | The Turco British Association

13 March 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Sophie Moore

This paper addressed Byzantine Mortuary practices between the 9th and the 12th centuries in rural Anatolia presenting a taxonomy of sites and graves and discussing the experience of death and burial in Byzantium. 

Keywords: Archaeology, Byzantine, Anatolia, Burial Practice

Read More

CONFERENCE: The State in the Balkans: Public Service Institutions, their Role and Development

CONFERENCE: The State in the Balkans: Public Service Institutions, their Role and Development

Athens | British School at Athens

05 - 07 March 2014, 19:00 - 17:00

The workshop concentrated on the nature of state welfare and public services and other public agencies across the Balkans. 

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Balkans, State

Read More

LECTURE: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World

LECTURE: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World

Ankara | The Turco British Association

19 February 2014 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Professor Cyprian Broodbank

The Mediterranean has been for millennia one of the global cockpits of human endeavor. Dr Broodbank’s book is the first full, interpretive synthesis for a generation on the rise of the Mediterranean world from its beginning, before the emergence of our own species, up to the threshold of Classical times.

Keywords: Archaeology, Mediterranean, Chronologies

Read More

PANEL: Turkey in an election year: What does the future hold for the AKP Government?

London | The British Academy

06 February 2014 18:30 to 20:30

A BIAA Panel chaired by Sir David Logan

The panel will consider possible outcomes from these important elections and give their views on the implications of them for the future of Turkey’s multi-party democracy.

 

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Turkey, Elections, Government

Read More

LECTURE: The Çaltılar Archaeological Project: Survey Results and Methodology

LECTURE: The Çaltılar Archaeological Project: Survey Results and Methodology

Ankara | The Turco British Association

23 - 15 January 2014, 19:00 - 21:00

Dr Alan Greaves will present a lecture on 'The Çaltılar Archaeological Project: Survey Results and Methodology' in Ankara at the Turco-British Association (TBA) on January 23rd 2014.

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

Read More

LECTURE: Imperial Rulership and Universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine Art

LECTURE: Imperial Rulership and Universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine Art

Ankara | The Turco British Association

16 January 2014 19:00 to 21:00

Dr Cecilia Olovsdotter will give a talk on 'Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art'. To be held in Ankara at the Turco-British Association (TBA) on January 16th, 7pm

Keywords: Archaeology, Byzantine, History, Art

Read More

LECTURE: The leopard changes its spots: recent work on societal change at Catalhoyuk

London | The British Academy

10 December 2013 18:30 to 21:00

A BIAA Lecture by Professor Ian Hodder

Alan Hall Memorial Lecture: The leopard changes its spots: recent work on societal change at Catalhoyuk, Professor Ian Hodder. Tuesday 10 December 2013, 6.30pm – The British Academy. Refreshments will follow after the lecture.

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

Read More

LECTURE: Understanding the Issue of Gender Violence During Times of Humanitarian Crises

LECTURE: Understanding the Issue of Gender Violence During Times of Humanitarian Crises

Ankara | The Turco British Association

22 November 2013 00:00 to 00:00

In this BIAA-TAA-NIHA joint lecture, Dr Leyla Welkin, a clinical cross-cultural psychologist and gender based violence consultant, will discuss responding to gender-based violence in the context of humanitarian crises and the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey in particular. Gender based violence tends to increase in humanitarian emergencies around the world, but contexts of intense social change may also offer some opportunities for positive change.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Gender Violence, Humanitarian Crisis

Read More

LECTURE: The Enemy Within. Rome’s Frontier with Isauria between Konya and the Taurus Mountains

LECTURE: The Enemy Within. Rome’s Frontier with Isauria between Konya and the Taurus Mountains

Ankara | The Turco British Association

05 November 2013 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Prof. Stephen Mitchell (BIAA)

The lecture will examine the creation and development of this internal frontier especially in the region south of Konya, along the northern edge of Isauria.

Keywords: Archaeology, Romans, Frontiers, Asia Minor, Isauria

Read More

LECTURE: 20th-century Turkish literature before and after Orhan Pamuk

London | The British Academy

18 September 2013 18:30 to 20:30

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Maureen Freely

Until recently, most Anglophone readers knew of only one Turkish writer, Orhan Pamuk. Last year, they added a second name – Elif Şafak. But suddenly every publisher in London wants its own Turkish novelist. There is also an interest in twentieth century classics. How did this happen? What will happen next? Maureen Freely will compare and contrast the official story with her own eyewitness account, as well as offering a list of exciting new (and old) names to watch.

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

Read More

WORKSHOP: Bordered Places Bounded Times

WORKSHOP: Bordered Places Bounded Times

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

04 - 05 June 2013, 09:00 - 20:00

Convenors: Dr. Emma Baysal & Dr. Leonidas Karakatsanis

Through this workshop we are encouraging interdisciplinary, mutually beneficial dialogue with a broad perspective on border and boundary studies with a special focus on Turkey.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Archaeology, Interdisciplinary

Read More

LECTURE: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE STATE

LECTURE: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE STATE

Ankara | The Turco British Association

02 May 2013 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by N. PINAR ÖZGÜNER - BIAA & RCAC FELLOW

State policies, laws, and regulations concerning cultural heritage management define how archaeology is practiced throughout the world, eventually affecting the production, consumption, and reuse of archaeological information and its integration with broader cultural heritage management and preservation initiatives. 

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

Read More

LECTURE: Neolithic beads from the sites of Pınarbaşı and Boncuklu Höyük

LECTURE: Neolithic beads from the sites of Pınarbaşı and Boncuklu Höyük

Ankara | The Turco British Association

18 April 2013 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Emma Baysal

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

Read More

WORKSHOP: Rethinking Turkey's Current Role and Engagement in the Balkans

WORKSHOP: Rethinking Turkey's Current Role and Engagement in the Balkans

Ankara | USAK conference hall

16 April 2013 00:00 to 00:00

Keynote Addresses -- 16.04.2013 10.15 a.m.
Naci Koru---Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
Tim Judah---The Economist

This two-day workshop in April 2013 organized by the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) and International Strategic Research Center (USAK) will therefore seek to address this absence by focusing fully on the subject of Turkey’s role and engagement with the Balkan region in the 21st century. The workshop forms part of a wider 3-year research program, Balkan Futures, which the British Institute at Ankara is involved in along with the British School at Athens.

Keywords: History, Social, and Political Science, Balkans, Turkey

Read More

LECTURE: Hattusha - the Capital City of the Hittites.

LECTURE: Hattusha - the Capital City of the Hittites.

Ankara | The Turco British Association

21 February 2013 19:00 to 19:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr Andreas Schachner 

Hattusha-Bogazköy, a typical town of the central Anatolian Bronze Age, was founded around 2000 BC, in succession to several short-lived settlements of the fifth and fourth millennia BC. Originally a local centre, Hattusha developed into the capital city of the Hittite state after ca. 1650 BC. The lecture aims to reconstruct this development, which transformed this regional centre into one of the largest and most complex cities of its time, characterized by several unique buildings and structures demonstrating the power and might of Hittite civilization.

Keywords: Archaeology, Hittites, Hattusha

Read More

LECTURE: Recent work on the historical inscriptions of Oinoanda, a classical city in upland Lycia

LECTURE: Recent work on the historical inscriptions of Oinoanda, a classical city in upland Lycia

Ankara | The Turco British Association

12 December 2012 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Dr. Nicholas Milner

Keywords: Archaeology, Inscriptions, Lycia

Read More

WORKSHOP: Travelling across ancient Anatolia

WORKSHOP: Travelling across ancient Anatolia

Ankara | The Turco British Association

04 June 2012 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Workshop convened by Dr. Michele Massa 

The aim of this workshop is to bring together philologists, archaeologists and researchers on landscape studies working on pre-Classical Anatolia to develop a diachronic perspective on the use of the main Anatolian routes and roads from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Iron Age (c.2500-550 BC).

Keywords: Archaeology, Roads, Anatolia, Bronze Age, Iron Age

Read More

CONFERENCE: Roman Ankyra: Inscriptions and Archaeology

CONFERENCE: Roman Ankyra: Inscriptions and Archaeology

Ankara | Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

04 April 2012 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Conference organized by Prof. Steven Mitchell (BIAA)

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) organized a mini-symposium on Roman Ankyra: Inscriptions and Archaeology, in collaboration with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut  (DAI) on Wednesday, 4 April 2012 between 14:00-17:00 in the conference room of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.

Keywords: Archaeology, Byzantine, Ankara, History

Read More

WORKSHOP: On the Cusp: States That Straddle

WORKSHOP: On the Cusp: States That Straddle

Ankara | Middle East Technical University

14 March 2012 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Workshop chaired by Sir David Logan

On the Cusp: States that Straddle is concerned with the field of international relations and the role of countries that cannot be placed easily into one regional category or another.

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

Read More

LECTURE: Monumentality of the Water Supply of Constantinople and the Anastasian Wall

LECTURE: Monumentality of the Water Supply of Constantinople and the Anastasian Wall

Ankara | The British Institute at Ankara

05 March 2012 00:00 to 00:00

A BIAA Lecture by Riley Snyder

Keywords: Archaeology, Istanbul, Water Supply

Read More

< Previous 1 2 Next >