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Research Opportunity: Research Scholar, The British Institute at Ankara

ankara_viewsResearch Opportunity: Research Scholar, The British Institute at Ankara
Start date: 2 January 2017
Deadline: Friday 21 October

Applications are invited for a Research Scholarship tenable for 7 months (with the possibility of extending for two extra months) from 2 January 2017 and based at the Institute in Ankara.  The Research Scholar will work with the Director and Assistant Director on enriching the extensive digital archive of BIAA projects and events. The scholar will also work as part of the library team and will be involved in updating the library’s digital records (reorganisation of subject headings and keywords, content information, etc).

The scholar will be required to spend at least two-thirds of their time on institute related work and a third conducting their own research relating to Turkey and/or the Black Sea littoral, which may fall within any of the academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.

Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a Masters degree, and are expected subsequently to conduct research at doctoral level.  The research undertaken at the BIAA should normally be preparatory and designed to underpin a funding application for a PhD.

Basic knowledge of database building, good command of Excel, basic to moderate skills of image and video processing and good communication skills are essential criteria for this post.

Applicants must be normally resident in the UK and must have a demonstrable connection with a UK academic institution. The position will be based at the Institute in Ankara.

The salary for the position will be £800 per month.  The BIAA will pay the cost of one return flight between the UK and Turkey. The scholar will be expected to reside at the BIAA residential accommodation at a discounted fee.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 October and interviews will be held in London in November.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a full CV and a letter of application, including details of their relevant experience, a research proposal and two written references. The length of the research proposal should not exceed one page. Note: Applicants must advise their referees to have references sent to the London office electronically by the closing date. Please only send electronic applications and references to the London office of the BIAA (biaa@britac.ac.uk). For further information also contact this email address.


Conference: British Institute at Ankara – Alan Hall One Day Event & Pre-Event Dinner, London

P10901882The British Institute at Ankara warmly invites you to a one-day event being held on Saturday 11 October at King’s College London, Strand Campus.   The  programme provides a fascinating menu of topics for anybody who is enthusiastic and curious to discover more about Turkey past and present  and will foreground the achievements of research promoted by the BIAA, which has supported pioneering and ground-breaking work in the country since 1948.  The speakers are all in the forefront of research on Turkey, and their presentations will cover prehistoric archaeology, Roman village life, Ottoman art, the role of women and the contemporary political scene.  There will be a musical interludes provided by a London-based Turkish group, and a drinks reception after the programme, with opportunities to talk to the speakers and other active BIAA members.

We are also holding at dinner before the event at the British Academy on Friday 10 October, and we hope that as many as possible of you will join us there for a relaxed and enjoyable Turkish evening.



Call for Papers: Galloping History (Ankara, 2014)

Call for Papers: Galloping History
Ankara, 16-19 April 2014
Deadline: Dec 20, 2013

img225There would hardly be any exaggeration in assuming that horses have been one of the most important companions to humankind since the development of civilized societies. Horses and equine culture have played great many roles in almost all historical epochs. Thus, historical inquiry has encountered this phenomenon in a diverse spectrum of fields, including but not limited to military, social, economic, cultural, and literary aspects of human life and its historical evolution. However, since the Industrial Revolution and the technological progress it brought about, especially in transportation, horses and equine culture gradually digressed from the realm of everyday life. The perception of horses and the culture associated with an interest in horses in the contemporary world, as being distinctive of a certain socio-economic class, undermines the true significance of humankind’s relationship with these animals.

For the purpose of elucidating this point, I. D. Bilkent University Department of History and Bilkent Historical Society, are jointly organizing a symposium entitled “Galloping History,” whose scholarly framework utilizes “horses” and “equine culture”. The panels to take place on the 17th and 18th of April, will specifically focus on “horses” and “equine culture” in Ottoman, European and American History. Researchers in the field, graduate students of all levels and history
enthusiasts are welcome to submit abstracts, to be evaluated by a board comprising of the Department of History faculty.

Galloping History Symposium welcomes abstracts that relate to the history of horses and equine culture, irrespective of any topic and field of study, so long as they have an Ottoman, European and/or American focus. The organisation committee welcomes history papers borrowing from various fields, related but not limited to:

– Socio-economic, military, diplomatic, cultural history
– Sociology
– Literature
– Art History
– Anthropology
– Philosophy
– Psychology
– Media, Modern Art
– Social and daily life

Abstract submissions are accepted either in Turkish or English. There
will be no simultaneous translation service. Abstracts of no more than
350 words should be sent to gallopinghistory@gmail.com, accompanied by
a short biographical note, no later than December 20, 2013.

During the course of the four-day-long event, all expenses at I.D. Bilkent University (accommodation and meals) will be covered but the participants are otherwise responsible for their own travel expenses. The finalized schedule of events and panels, will be shared with the
participants soon after the evaluation of abstracts is completed.

For further information and questions, please contact: gallopinghistory@gmail.com