With great sorrow, we extend our deepest condolences to Türkiye and share the sorrow of all those who lost family and loved ones in the recent earthquakes.

Türkiye’deki depremlerde yakınlarını ve sevdiklerini kaybeden herkesin üzüntüsünü paylaşır, tüm Türkiye’ye başsağlığı dileriz.

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 2023, students participated in the program of intensive classes and enrichment activities at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.  The new application deadline is February 16, 2024, 5 p.m. EST
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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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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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