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Ancient & Modern Prize 2017/18

aandmmpgeggAncient & Modern Prize 2017/18
Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Ancient & Modern: A Prize for Original Research

The 2017/18 Ancient & Modern Prize, an award of £1,000, will be given to a candidate aged under 27 or over 60 for a research project. The Godfrey Goodwin Prize of £500, in honour of the distinguished Ottoman architectural historian Godfrey Goodwin (1921–2005), will be awarded to the runner-up.

Sponsored by HALI and CORNUCOPIA

The project should relate to any of the subject areas covered by the sponsoring journals: and

Applications should be short and outline the project in up to 500 words, accompanied by your age, anticipated results, and contact address.

Application details:

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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 ( For further information also contact this email address.


Funding and scholarships Jobs Uncategorized

Fellowships: RCAC Fellowships (Istanbul, 2015-2016)

RCAC Fellowships (Istanbul, 2015-16)

kocThe 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:

  1. 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)
  2. Villa I-Tatti Joint Fellowship with Harvard University (1 Junior or 1 Senior Fellowship )
  3. BIAA – RCAC Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Management (1 junior or 1 senior Fellowship )
  4. KHI – RCAC Fellowship (1 junior or 1 senior Fellowship )
  5. Kaplan Fellowships in Archaeological Site Management (1 Junior or 1 Senior Fellowship)

To learn more about the fellowships, please visit the website

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.


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CFP: 15th International Congress of Turkish Art (Naples, 16-18 September 2015)

Call for Papers:
15th International Congress of Turkish Art (ICTA)
Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo (Piazza San Domenico Maggiore 12, Napoli), 16 – 18 September 2015
Deadline: 30 September 2014

We are pleased to inform you that the 15th International Congress of Turkish Art will take place in Naples, at the Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, from September 16th to 18th 2015. Even though maintaining the traditional topics of the previous congresses, the organizers proposed a specific section devoted to Italy and the Turkish world. They ask participants wishing to give lectures, to submit abstracts on any of the following topics (grouped under three headings):

I. Turkish Arts and Aesthetics
a) Architecture
b) Painting, painters and the decorative arts
c) Arts of the book
d) Arts of fire: Tiles, ceramics and glass
e) Metalwork
f) Rugs and textiles
g) Scholars, collectors and collections
h) Turkish Arts in Europe/Italian collections

II. Italy and the Turkish World: Interactions
a) Architecture and decoration
b) Trade, diplomacy and the arts
c) The image of the Turk in Italian art
d) Naples and the Ottoman World
e) Music and performing arts

III. Archeology/Excavations

The languages of the Congress will be Turkish, English and Italian. The papers should not exceed 20 minutes in duration. Abstracts should only be submitted in English (min. length 250, max 500 words) and sent to the Italian Organizing Committee. Simultaneous translation will not be available at the Congress.

In view of the great interest that is expected, the International Organizing Committee reserves the right to decide on the papers to be given on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Adjudication will take place using the blind evaluation method. Those submitting abstracts will be informed of the International Organizing Committee’s decision at the time of the Second Circular is sent out, at latest by November 2014.

Those wishing simply to attend to the Congress (i.e. without reading a paper) should notify the Italian Organizing Committee of their intention to do so by October 30th 2014.

Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2014.

Upcoming Events

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

Call for Papers: Embodied Identities: Figural and Symbolic Representation of the Self in Anatolia (Istanbul 2014)

Call for Papers:
Embodied Identities: Figural and Symbolic Representation of the Self in Anatolia
Istanbul, 7-8 June 2014
Deadline: Feb 10 2014

koc_logoThis two-day workshop will be hosted at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, in Taksim. The organizers invite the submission of abstracts presenting excavation data relating to identity, territoriality and artistic expression of Anatolian personalities or groups, as well as investigations into the creation and manipulation of identity through material culture. The focus of the first day will be on theoretical and methodological approaches to identity in prehistoric Anatolia, while the second day will be open to papers concerning identity and self at any time period in Anatolian studies.

The main objective of the workshop is to investigate the embodiment of identity markers in literal and representative media; such as mortuary practices, personalization of tools, location of petroglyphs, and changing contexts of settlement planning. The archaeological focus of this workshop will enhance our perspectives on the relations between the self-determination of ancient Anatolians and their material context in Anatolia.

Abstracts of 300 words or fewer should be sent to no later than midnight on February 10, 2014.