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Library Reopening on 16th November 2020

The BIAA David French Library will reopen on a limited basis from 16 November 2020, and is pleased to be able to make available close to 500 new books it has acquired since being closed in March.

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Online Certificate Programme in 'Safeguarding and Rescuing Archaeological Assets'

The 1st December - 1st February iteration of the 'Safeguarding and Rescuing Archaeological Assets' Online Certificate Programme opened for applications on 2nd November. This programme, which constitutes the continuation of the course developed by the BIAA-led SARAT Project, is made possible by ANAMED.

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SARAT celebrate their Europa Nostra Award

A virtual award ceremony was jointly organised by the BIAA and Europa Nostra Turkey to celebrate SARAT's Europa Nostra Award. The SARAT team expressed their pride and happiness in winning this award to over 100 invited guests. The 4.5 kg bronze Europa Nostra plaquette is now displayed at the Institute.

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Pisidia Heritage Trail App

As part of the BIAA’s Living Amid the Ruins Project, a Pisidia Heritage Trail App using Virtual Reality has been released. The app uses a VR headset or simple cardboard glasses to facilitate an immersive experience incorporating 3D reconstructions of ancient cities along the 350km route that connects archaeological sites in Pisidia. The app is available from Google Play and the App Store.

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"Safeguarding and Rescuing Archaeological Assets" Online Certificate Programme

From the 8th September-8th November 2020, the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) will be offering the online certificate programme "Safeguarding and Rescuing Archaeological Assets". Applications are currently open!

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Middle Eastern Studies - Special Issue: Britain, Turkey and Nato, 1945-1960

The BIAA is delighted to announce that the papers from the fourth meeting of From Enemies to Allies: Turkey and Britain from 1914-1960, held at the end of September 2019, have been published as a special number of Middle Eastern Studies 56.5 (2020) entitled 'Britain, Turkey and Nato, 1945-1960', edited by Professor William Hale (SOAS and BIAA Council Member).

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BIAA Condolences Message for the Death of Dr Jim Coulton

Members of the BIAA have been deeply sorrowed by the news that Dr J. J. Coulton, Emeritus Reader in Classical Archaeology at Oxford University, died at home in Edinburgh on 1st August 2020.  

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David French: A Life in Anatolian Archaeology

The BIAA is proud to announce this open-access collection of contributions to the commemoration of David French, who was the Institute’s longest serving director between 1968-1993.

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Translation of 2020 Yönerge by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

For the convenience of applicants for survey and excavation  permits  from the UK and elsewhere, the BIAA has prepared the following translation of the most recent Directive of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This is not an authorised translation, and in the case of any ambiguity, please refer to the Turkish original.
 

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Guide to Feriköy international cemetery published

The Feriköy Cemetery Initiative, a joint project to preserve, document, and study this historical Protestant cemetery in Istanbul has published a brief guide to the cemetery and some of its notable residents, available to read online here.

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