Feriköy Protestant Cemetery Initiative

Location Istanbul, Turkey

Years 2018-

Director Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal
Assistant Director, BIAA

Funding BCCI

Feriköy Protestant Cemetery Initiative

The Feriköy Protestant Cemetery Initiative aims to preserve, document, and study Istanbul’s main Protestant cemetery as an important local historic landmark. It was founded in 2018 by scholars affiliated with the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT); the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT); and the Orient-Institut Istanbul, and joined in 2019 by the Hungarian Cultural Center, the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), and the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA). These six Turkey-based research centers share the common goal of conserving, recording, and researching the site.

The Initiative maintains a website, where a digital guide to the Feriköy Protestant Cemetery, and the Initiative’s regular research update, The Ledger, are available for download.

Research project website

Fokke Gerritsen
Director, Netherlands Institute in Turkey

Gábor Fodor
Director, Macar Kültür Merkezi İstanbul

Olof Heilo
Director, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Brian Johnson
Librarian, ARIT Istanbul

Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal
Assistant Director, BIAA

Zeynep Simavi
Director, ARIT Istanbul

Richard Wittmann
Acting Director, Orient-Institut Istanbul