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

Ankara Sokakları, Modern Bir Başkentin Tasarımı Üzerine

Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture in Turkish with Dr. Berk Kesim, Abdullah Gül Üniversitesi, Şehir ve Bölge Planlama

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An Attempted Pogrom in the Early Twentieth-Century Ottoman Society: ‘Let Adapazarı not be Adana!’

Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture with Dr. Ümit Kurt, a fellow at the Polonsky Academy in the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and teaching in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

İstanbul’un Çeşme ve Sebilleri

Date: April 14, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom lecture
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A lecture in Turkish with Prof. Dr. Nur Urfalıoğlu, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, Mimarlık Tarihi.

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