ARIT Istanbul

Istanbul Library ANAMED

The ARIT Istanbul Library Annex has relocated to Karakoy and access is limited for the time being.  ARIT lectures and book talks continue online, however, and the growing resources of the American Board Library and Archives are always accessible through the ARIT Istanbul Digital Library.
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ARIT Ankara

ARIT Ankara Library staff

ARIT Ankara and Friends have offered a strong series of online lectures on the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of Turkey over the past year.  Most ARIT events are accessible on ARIT’s new YouTube channel.   The staff at both centers are waiting for students, researchers, and friends to return in person.
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Library Resources

Ottoman Manuscript

In addition to their focused research collections, ARIT libraries offer digital research resources through SALT Research and the Digital Library for International Research.  Affiliated institutions provide diverse K-14 curriculum materials.
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Turkish Language Program

language class

ARIT fellowships for participation in Boğaziçi University’s Turkish Language and Culture Program For summer 2021, a double cohort of students participated in the program of intensive classes and enrichment activities online.  The new application deadline is February 11, 2022, 5 p.m. EST
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Collaborations

researcher at Ferikoy

ARIT in collaboration with five other Turkey-based research centers have undertaken The Feriköy Protestant Cemetery Initiative.  The project aims to preserve, document, and study Istanbul’s main Protestant cemetery as an important local historic landmark.
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Fellowships

ARIT fellow at computer

ARIT NEH research fellow Dr. Leyla Kayhan Elbirlik, analyzing research data from her home office in Istanbul, summer 2020.  Her project, Negotiating Matrimony: Marriage, Divorce, Children and Property in Istanbul, 1750-1920, focuses on the history of the marital bond in the late 18th to early 20th-century Ottoman Istanbul.
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ARIT Events

Symbolism of the Frescoes in the Boyana Church, Bulgaria

Date: September 1, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Istanbul
Current Interest | Event | Upcoming Event

EVENT POSTPONED.  The new date will be in September, to be publicized closer to the date.

A lecture by Dr. Ivan Vasilev, Balkan Heritage Foundation, cosponsored with the American Institute for Southeast European Studies

The time is 8:00 pm in Istanbul or 1:00 pm EDT (New York)

The Byzantine Aegean: A Connecting Sea

Date: June 1, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
Current Interest | Event | Upcoming Event

EVENT POSTPONED – New date to be announced soon.

A lecture by Dr. Alkiviadis A. Ginalis, German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul, cosponsored with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) and the Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR)

Domus et Imperium: Roman Imperial Family as a Political Concept

Date: May 16, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
Current Interest | Event | Upcoming Event

A lecture by Dr. İdil Üçer Karababa, Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Interior Design

Time is 7 pm (UTC+3) in Ankara, or noon EDT (New York)