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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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Congratulations to Bettany Hughes OBE

We would like to congratulate our BIAA Honorary Patron: Bettany Hughes, who recently received an OBE from Princess Anne in her investiture. She received the award in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2019 for her services to history. We are honoured to have her wonderful support and promotion of Turkey's remarkable history.

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Interview with Prof. Ian Hodder CMG

On Thursday 10th October, Professor Ian Hodder - Director of the BIAA-supported Çatalhöyük Research Project - was awarded the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to archaeology and UK/Turkey relations. We caught up with Ian after his investiture to offer our congratulations and to ask him to reflect on his influential career as an archaeologist, as well as his 25 years' experience of working in Turkey.

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The BIAA’s New Home: One Year On

Take a tour of the BIAA's Ankara-based facilities! See how The BIAA Wolfson Foundation Conference Room and other upgrades have dramatically improved the BIAA's activities during the last year.

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Interview with Nahrein Network Visiting Scholar: Dr. Olcay Muslu Gardner

The BIAA interviewed Dr. Olcay Muslu Gardner about how the Nahrein Network Visiting Scholarship Scheme helped her recent research into traditional music in the region of Sanlurfa, Turkey.

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Honours for Professor Ian Hodder and Dr Bettany Hughes

Congratulations to Professor Ian Hodder - Director of the BIAA-supported Çatalhöyük Research Project for 25 years - who has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) and to Dr Bettany Hughes - the BIAA's Patron - who has been awarded an OBE.

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