Interdisciplinary textile studies: past, future, potential May 23, 2022
A workshop for graduate students on the study of textiles organized by Ivana Jevtić (Koç University) and Amanda Phillips (University of Virginia). The one-day event focused on material from the eastern Mediterranean, with a specific aim of spurring dialogue across periods and disciplines, as well as the immense potential of studying textiles in Turkish collections.
Occupied Istanbul: Urban Politics, Culture and Society, 1918-1923 June 3, 2022
A three-day international conference cosponsored with the British Institute at Ankara, Boğaziçi University Department of History, Institut Français des Etudes Anatoliennes, and SALT Research.
New issue of The Ledger from the Feriköy Cemetery Initiative January 22, 2022
The Feriköy Protestant Cemetery Initiative has released issue 2 of The Ledger.
Reports cover research on the lives and monuments of two British families and the current activities at the Cemetery.
The project is a collaboration of the American Research Institute in Turkey – ARIT, NIT-Netherlands Institute in Turkey, Orient-Institut Istanbul, Liszt Enstitüsü Macar Kültür Merkezi, ...
Roundtable Discussion: National Jurisdiction in the Digital Realm April 12, 2021
A collaborative panel discussion organized by KUDAR (Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center) and ARIT (American Research Institute Turkey), with generous support from the U.S. Embassy. The discussion focuses on potential issues of jurisdiction and presentation with digital models of cultural heritage.
The Role of the American Center of Research (ACOR) in Preserving Jordan’s Heritage March 1, 2021
An ARIT Ankara Zoom lecture by Dr. Barbara A. Porter, American Center of Research in Amman, Jordan, Director, April 2006 – March 2020 looking at the role of the American Center of Research in Jordan is accessible on YouTube.
A Brief Guide to Istanbul’s Feriköy Protestant Cemetery March 1, 2021
The Feriköy Protestant Cemetery Initiative has published A Brief Guide to Istanbul’s Feriköy Protestant Cemetery by ARIT Istanbul librarian Dr. Brian Johnson and Orient-Institut Istanbul Acting Director Dr. Richard Wittmann. Located in Şişli, the cemetery is the main burial place for Protestant residents of the city since 1859. Six research centers based in Turkey have ...
Joint Heritage of the Maritime Micro-Region of Lesbos and Pergamon November 1, 2019
ARIT Ankara Center helped support a two-day workshop entitled “Joint Heritage of the Maritime Micro-Region of Lesbos and Pergamon,” a collaborative effort of the German Institute of Archaeology (DIA, Istanbul) and the Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Center (KUDAR). Events took place in November, 2019 at Sanat Fabrikası Tiyatrosu in Ayvalık on the western ...
Islands at the Frontier of the Empires in the Middle Ages February 1, 2018
The workshop “Islands At The Frontier Of The Empires In The Middle Ages,” held at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey was organized by the project The World of Byzantine (and Medieval) Islands. The project proposes a reassessment of the role played by the largest islands of Byzantine Mediterranean as “gateway communities” that actively and ...
Refugees and Migration in Historical Perspective December 1, 2017
This five-lecture series offered a long view of refugees and immigrants in the eastern Mediterranean region, aiming to help illuminate the conditions and experiences of refugees and migration today.
The program is cosponsored by the American Research Institute in Turkey, the University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center, and hosted by the Camden County College Center for ...
Acil Durumlarda Kültür Varlıklarının Korunması // Protection of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations June 1, 2017
The workshop on the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations addressed strategies for protecting museums and heritage sites in instances of disasters. International experts came together with specialists at the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, museums, institutes, and universities in Turkey to address the wide range of issues that damage, even obliterate cultural ...
Cultural Heritage at Risk, in Turkish November 13, 2018
The Iraqi Red List on Cultural Heritage at Risk, prepared by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 2015, illustrates Iraqi cultural materials that have been subject to theft, destruction, and smuggling. The list was translated into Turkish through a collaboration of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the American Research Institute in ...