Funded Research

Focusing on Turkey as a crossroads and as a distinctive creative and cultural hub in a global and neighbourhood perspective, the BIAA is funding research under a set of Strategic Research Initiatives (SRIs) that reflect current trends in the international and UK academic communities within the fields of Archaeology Related Disciplines, Cultural Heritage Management, History and the Social and Political Sciences. 


See the current strategic research initiatives 
and explore 
funding opportunities for research 


A list of titles and summaries of small and medium funded projects by the BIAA (2-5K).
Click on a project to see details or use the search box on the right side of the page to search content.

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Year of Funding Discipline / Field Title of Project Details
2015
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Early Iron Age – Classical period Sinope: settlement, colonisation and Black Sea networks

Grant Recipient(s): Jane Rempel & Sue Sherratt, University of Sheffield

2016
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
The Tetrapylon Street at Aphrodisias

Director: Bert Smith, Oxford University

2016
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Konya Regional Archaeological Survey Project (KRASP)

Director: Christoph Bachhuber, Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB), Oxford

2016
  • Surveys
Digital intensive survey around Tavşan Adası

Grant Recipient: Toby Wilkinson, Cambridge University

2016
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Garstang’s 1908-1911 excavations revisited

Grant Recipient: Ali Cifci, Liverpool University

2016
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Murder in Mesopotamia: Understanding radical burial practice in the Uruk Collapse

Grant Recipient: Brenna Hassett, Natural History Museum

2016
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Characterising Southwest Anatolian Iron Age Painted Pottery

Grant Recipient: Tamar Hodos, University of Bristol 

2016
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
From mines to graves: metallurgy and metal exchange in north-western Anatolia, ca 3700-1500BC

Grant Recipient: Michele Massa, UCL

2016
  • Byzantine & Ottoman History
Saint David - Ottoman Urbanism In Bulgaria; an archaeological perspective

Grant Recipient: Andrew Petersen, University of Wales Trinity

2016
  • Late Ottoman & Early Republican History
Armenian architect monopolies and the remaking of local identities in eastern Anatolian border towns

Grant Recipient: Alyson Wharton, University of Lincoln

2016
  • Late Ottoman & Early Republican History
Mapping the circulation of Ottoman and Republican gold coins in contemporary Anatolia

Grant Recipient: Samuel Williams, The Courtauld Institute of Art

2015
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
The cemeteries of Çatalhöyük from Christianity to Islam

Grant Recipient: Sophie Moore, Newcastle University

2014
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Tell Majnuna: Feasting and Mass production at the dawn of cities in Mesopotamia

Grant Recipient: D. A. Barrantes Cambridge University

2014
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
The beads of Canhasan I and III at Karaman Museum in Turkey

Grant Recipient: Emma Baysal, BIAA

2014
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Invisible Natalia: the affective care practices of Moldavian Gagauz caregivers in Turkish Households

Grant Recipient: I. Furman, Goldsmiths College, University of London

2014
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Prehistoric vegetation change in central Anatolia in the late Pleistoce-mid Holocene

Grant Recipient: C. Kabukcu, University of Liverpool

2014
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Sharing the Burden? The Eastern Question and a Search for a New World Order, 1895-1923

Grant Recipient: C. Laderman, Cambridge University

2014
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Exploring the climatically and socio-ecologically responsive urban built environment in Mardin

Grant Recipient: E. Peker, University of Reading

2014
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
The role of cultural, social and historical values in shaping investment and energy policies: Turkey

Grant Recipient: M. Sattorova, University of Liverpool

2014
  • Cultural Heritage Management
The Commercialization of Ottoman Heritage

Grant Recipient: Sawyer, Oxford University

2014
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Modern Muhafazakâr: Conservatism & modernity in the novels of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar & Peyami Safa

Grant Recipient: K. Staudt, University of Oxford

2014
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Identification of archaeobotanical remains from the West Mound of Çatalhöyük & Çamlıbel Tarlasi

Grant Recipient: E. Stroud, University of Oxford

2012
  • Late Ottoman & Early Republican History
Understanding British/Ottoman Relations at the Twilight of the Ottoman Empire, 1880-1922

Grant Recipient(s): Christopher Catherwood, Warren Dockter. The project covers specific events in British-Ottoman relations and the major personalities who helped shape the British policy concerning the Ottoman Empire during this period.

2013
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
The genesis of bread cultures: a new study on cooking practices at Neolithic Neolithic Çatalhöyük

Grant Recipient: Lara Gonzalez Carretero, UCL

2013
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Ottoman Costume Albums in Turkish Collections

Grant Recipient: W. Kynan-Wilson, University of Cambridge

2013
  • Byzantine & Ottoman History
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Legal Culture in the Black Sea: politics and religion in international law, 1772-1832

Grant Recipient: J. Leikin

2013
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
State Crime and Impunity – a Turkish case study

Grant Recipient: F. Karakas, King’s College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law

2012
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Enforced waits at the borders of Europe: Syrian migrants/refugees in Istanbul and practices of waiti

Grant Recipient: Souad Osseiran, Goldsmiths College

2012
  • Contemporary Turkish Society & Politics
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
A Political Economy of Insecurity? The Making of Industrial Relations in Modern Turkey

Grant Recepient: Dr Didem Ozkiziltan, University of Bath

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Excavating Apollonia Pontica

Grant Recipient: Peter Parvanov, University of Sheffield

2012
  • Byzantine & Ottoman History
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Relations between the Church of the East and the Russian Orthodox Church, 1828 – 1898

Grant Recipient: Kaitlyn Pieper, School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Growing up through the Anatolian Neolithic: child health and development at Aşıklı Höyük

Grant Recipient: Brenna Hassett, Post Doctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum

2012
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Making time at the frontiers of Europe: Syrian migrants/refugees in Istanbul; waiting practices

Grant Recipient: Souad Osseiran, Goldsmiths, University of London

2012
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Everyday architectural decoration in the Late Antique City: Asia Minor

Grant Recipient: Solinda Kamani, University of Kent.

2012
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Honour Crimes: Social and Legal Challenges

Grant Recipient: Ferya Tas, King’s College London. 

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
The Armenians in Cilicia: Fortifications and Rural settlements in the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

Grant Recipient: Dweezil Vandekerckhove, Cardiff University

2012
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Effects of being Ignored vs. Humiliated as Forms of Social Exclusion: The Black Sea Region

Grant Recipient: A. K. Uskul, University of Kent 

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Quaternary environments in the upper catchment of the Kura River, North-Eastern Turkey

Grant Recipient: D. Maddy, Newcastle University

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Çaltılar Archaeological Project (CAP)

Director: A. Greaves, Liverpool University

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Lower Goksu Archaeological Salvage Survey

Grant Recipient:  N. MacSweeney, University of Leicester 

2012
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
To be Syrian and a 'guest' in Turkey: on the limits of hospitality

Grant Recipient: S. Osseiran, Goldsmiths, University of London

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Long-distance trade and communication networks in Late Chalcolithic Anatolia

Grant Recipient: U-D. Schoop, Edinburgh University

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Osteological Assessment of the Human Skeletal Remains from the Late Period Burials at Çatalhöyük

Grant Recipient: Gamble, Newcastle University

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Landscape exploitation, settlement networks: a geoarchaeological study of Neolithic Central Anatolia

Grant Recipient: A. Garcia Suarez, University of Reading

2012
  • Archaeology Related Disciplines
Childhood Growth and Health on the Anatolian Plateau in the Neolithic Transition

Grant Recipient: BHassett Natural History Museum

2012
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Memento & exhibition: consuming city, consuming character in Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence

Grant Recipient: Laura Heyler, University of Chichester

2011
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Agency, Enjoyment and Desire in Daily Lives of Istanbulite Women

Grant Recipient: Dr. Sertaç Sehlikoglu, LSE

2011
  • Byzantine & Ottoman History
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Georgians and Turks on the Frontiers of Islam

Grant Recipient: A. Peacock, St. Andrews University 

2011
  • History, Social & Political Sciences
Turkey and international collaboration against non-traditional security challenges

Grant Recipient: S. Xenakis, University of Oxford

2011
  • Cultural Heritage Management
Site Management and Tourism: The Case of Antalya (SW Turkey)

Grant Recipient: Dinc Sarac, Newcastle University

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