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SARAT Wins a Europa Nostra Award 2020

We congratulate the Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey (SARAT) Project and Team who have received a Europa Nostra Award 2020 in the category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising! 

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Our Journey to Eastern Turkey by Dan Socaciu and Otto Bagi

Read all about our BIAA David French Scholarship recipients: Dan and Otto's trip across Eastern Turkey together! A collaborative research trip comparing Turkey with Armenia: "Modern borders should not confine a researcher, as they do not reflect ancient ones". Find out about their use of BIAA facilities, research insights and how "Eastern Turkey made a powerful impression".

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'The Greek and Latin Inscriptions of Ankara (Ancyra) Vol. 2' awarded 2020 Gustave Schlumberger Prize

Congratulations to our Chair, Professor Stephen Mitchell, whose recent publication The Greek and Latin Inscriptions of Ankara (Ancyra). Vol. 2. (co-edited by former BIAA Director, David French) has been awarded the Gustave Schlumberger Prize for 2020!

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Ministry of Culture and Tourism Memorandum on Excavation Works and Precautions Against COVID-19

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has issued a memorandum on precautions for excavation works to be carried out in Turkey in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click to see the text in English translation.

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Precautions against corona virus | Koronavirüs önlem uyarısı

Precautions against Corona Virus (updated 27 March 2020).

Following the 26 March 2020 announcement of the Turkish Council for Higher Education closing universities until the end of the current semester, the BIAA will be closed to the public until further notice.

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BIAA Statement on Media Coverage of Recent Discoveries at Türkmen-Karahöyük

Last week, news of the discovery of a lost Iron Age kingdom in central Anatolia appeared on the Chicago University News website and then quickly went viral on social media and online. Since the original article and subsequent reproductions by other media outlets mischaracterised the archaeological data and the role of the scientists involved, we offer this brief corrective note.

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Library Acquisitions for 2019

A list of library acquisitions for the year 2019 is now available for the subject areas archaeology, cultural heritage management, and Ottoman, early republican, and contemporary Turkey.

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Top Five Museums and Ecomuseums to Visit in the UK by Mustafa Doğan

Our Nahrein Network Visiting Scholar: Mustafa Doğan outlines his research on functional models for sustainable development of the local-rural areas of the South-East Anatolian Region. He has visited numerous UK Museums and Ecomuseums during his time here to focus on the best practices used for development. Here is a list of his top five recommended places to visit!

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Congratulations to John McManus

Many congratulations to John McManus, one of the BIAA's honorary research fellows, who has been awarded joint runner-up in the British-Kuwaiti Friendship Society Book Prize for his book: Welcome to Hell? In Search of the Real Turkish Football.

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Thank You to Prof. Roger Matthews

Thank you to Prof. Roger Matthews, who has decided to step down as our Academic Editor. He has edited our peer-reviewed journal: Anatolian Studies for over a decade!

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