Information on the facilities the BIAA has to offer.

2018 BIAA conference room first set up - 2

Wolfson Foundation Conference Room

The BIAA hosts lectures and other events in its Wolfson Foundation Conference Room.

The conference room has a capacity of 75 people seated in a lecture room format and up to 35 people in seminar room format. The room has access to internet, an overhead projector, sound system and audio recording.

The BIAA will also consider hosting conferences, workshops and academic events organised by other institutions or individuals at the Wolfson Foundation Conference Room, subject to the compatibility of the suggested event with the BIAA’s disciplinary remit in the humanities and social sciences.

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hostel living room


The Institute maintains a guesthouse a short distance from its library and offices. The guesthouse has four bedrooms, two with double and two with single beds, bathroom with bathtub and shower, separate WC, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with TV with local and international channels. The guesthouse is on the ground floor, but guests should note that entry to the building requires climbing a few steps.

Anyone wishing to stay at the guesthouse must first become a member of the Institute and provide proof of academic status when booking. Bookings for use of the guesthouse must be made at least 48 hours in advance and during office hours.

Users of the guesthouse are expected to arrive during Institute office hours and should present the ID used when completing the booking form. If this is not possible, please email in order to make alternative arrangements for arrival.

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Vehicles and Equipment

The BIAA possesses a range of equipment that is available for members to hire, including the following:

  • Total Station
    EDM Sokkia Set 630 RK
  • Vehicles
    1997 Toyota Hilux 4WD
  • Other Archaeological Equipment
    The Institute also possesses ranging poles, tapes and tripods which are available for hire. For more information please contact the BIAA Assistant Manager and/or Ankara Manager