Support us

There are three main ways that you can contribute to the Institute: by becoming a member, by making a donation or by leaving a gift in your Will.

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Becoming a member

The BIAA invites academics, students, researchers and anyone interested in Turkey and the Black Sea region to join us as a member.

The annual subscription (discounted for students and the unwaged) entitles members to:

  • receive copies of the annual peer-reviewed journal, Anatolian Studies, and the annual magazine, Heritage Turkey, as well as our newsletters;
  • use of the Institute’s facilities in Ankara including the hostel, research library of 65,000+ volumes, laboratories, computer services and extensive research and archival collections;
  • a 20% discount on BIAA monographs published by Oxbow Books and back-issues 1-61 of Anatolian Studies;
  • a 30% discount on books relating to Turkey published by I.B. Tauris;
  • attend all BIAA lectures, events and receptions held in London or elsewhere in the UK;
  • nominate candidates for and stand for election to the Institute’s Council;
  • receive discounts on Turkish holidays organised by travel firms closely associated with the BIAA.
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Donating to the BIAA

Contributions that allow the Institute to decide where your money can be put to best use are most welcome; but you may like your gift to be put towards to a particular area of work; for example:

  • specific fieldwork and research projects;
  • the BIAA’s unique library of publications on archaeology and related subjects, including Ottoman, Byzantine and Islamic studies as well as contemporary Turkey;
  • expansion and protection of the BIAA’s unique archaeological research collections;
  • grants and scholarships for UK and overseas students;
  • improvements to the guesthouse used by visiting researchers.
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Finding the Past in the Future: Leaving a Gift to the BIAA in your Will

The BIAA’s work in Turkey and the Black Sea region enables us to understand centuries of fascinating history and prehistory, and to locate the present and future in that context. However, much remains to be uncovered, understood and shared.

The future of the BIAA depends increasingly on the support of those who appreciate and value our work. One way you can help secure this future is by leaving the BIAA a gift in your Will.  All gifts – large and small – help ensure that future generations are able to explore, understand and enjoy the treasures of Turkey and the Black Sea region as we do.

To discuss your possible interest in leaving the BIAA a gift in your Will, please contact our London Manager on 020 7969 5204 or via email.


Guidance on leaving a gift in your will