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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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BIAA Condolences Message for the Death of Professor Rosemary Hollis

With very great sadness, we bring you the news of the passing of Professor Rosemary Hollis, an expert on Middle Eastern Affairs of the greatest distinction. She was a supporter of the BIAA and a speaker at our events who bridged the span between being an authoritative scholar and a compelling political commentator as few others can.

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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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