The Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations aims to develop and facilitate research projects that are dedicated to the history, art, architecture and archaeology of civilizations in Turkey and to take a leading role in investigating and preserving Turkey’s cultural heritage by supporting the work of outstanding senior scholars and promising junior scholars and by bringing together persons working in a range of disciplines dealing with the cultural heritage and history of Turkey. Fellowships, which include accommodation, travel, and stipend are as follows:
RCAC Residential and Non-Residential Fellowships (Approximately 10 Ph.D. Candidates and 10 scholars with Ph.D. to spend the 2015-2016 academic year in Istanbul at RCAC)
Villa I-Tatti Joint Fellowship with Harvard University (1 Junior or 1 Senior Fellowship )
BIAA – RCAC Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Management (1 junior or 1 senior Fellowship )
KHI – RCAC Fellowship (1 junior or 1 senior Fellowship )
Kaplan Fellowships in Archaeological Site Management (1 Junior or 1 Senior Fellowship)
Located in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations is near to the libraries of the French, German, Swedish, and Dutch Institutes and other scholarly facilities in Istanbul. RCAC fellows are expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects and must be proficient in English, which is the language of instruction at Koç University. Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged.
Call for Journal Submissions: “Cultural Heritage” Journal: Middle East – Topics & Arguments Deadline: January 15 2014
The peer-reviewed online journal “Middle East – Topics & Arguments” is calling for papers for its next issue to appear in November 2014.
In order to bridge the gap between ancient and modern Near Eastern studies, the issue will deal with the tangible and intangible “cultural heritage” of the Near and Middle East, and its treatment from the invention of writing (or even before) until the modern era.
We are happy to accept articles from a broad array of disciplines which involve the Near and Middle East, including cultural studies, archeology, history, philology, anthropology, literature studies, sociology, political science, and economics. With regard to the interdisciplinary and debate-oriented culture of META, innovative approaches and controversial hypotheses are particularly welcome.