Events

2022

  • October 13 to 15 – Conference: UISPP Metal Ages Commission conference:
    "Water Supply and Water Management in the Metal Ages"
    LinkPoster

  • October 15 – Online Colloborative Colloquium for Byzantine Cities.
    • Participants and Respondents: Kerem Altug (IBB), Michael Jones (Koç University), Jorge Quiroga (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), and Natalia Poulou-Papadimitriou (University of Thessaloniki) and Koray Durak (Bogazici University), and Jim Crow (University of Newcastle)
    • Takes place: Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am, on Zoom.
    • Zoom Link
    • Complete Program (.png)

      The Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes d'Istanbul (IFEA) in collaboration with the Department of History, the Department of Archaeology and the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas at Bilkent University, the Department of Art History at Hacettepe University, ANAMED-Koç University, and Byzantium at Ankara is happy to announce a HYBRID lecture series in Fall 2022 with the title "Zooming in on Byzantine cities."

      This conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary and critical investigation of cities in Byzantium, drawing on the material, literary, epigraphic, archaeological, environmental, and geospatial evidence. We will examine Byzantine cities through a series of thematic sessions centered on the daily life of the city, its infrastructure, and built environment, as well as the relationship between the Byzantine heartland and its coastal and insular koine, urban cultural history, and symbolic spaces, and finally, Byzantine cities as seen and perceived by 'the other.'

      The series will start on 15 October with the session entitled Cities: Material Remnants as divided into two panels which will see the participation of Kerem Altug (IBB), Michael Jones (Koç University), Jorge Quiroga (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), and Natalia Poulou-Papadimitriou (University of Thessaloniki) and Koray Durak (Bogazici University), and Jim Crow (University of Newcastle) as respondents.

      The series will continue with further workshops to be hosted by ANAMED-Koç University (26 November), Hacettepe University (8 December), and Bilkent University (17 December).

      Each panel will host two scholars in conversation on the topic in question. After a brief presentation (20 minutes maximum) of the presenter's main arguments and the historiographical and methodological issues at stake, a respondent will engage with the presenters in a 15-minute dialogue with the respondent. Finally, the three speakers will be all involved in the Q&A session (15-20 mins).

  • April 8 – Online Colloquium for Bilkent Archaeology Day. "The Environmental Challenge:
    Views and Lessons from Antiquity"
    • Speakers: Thomas Zimmermann, Ulf-Dietrich Schoop, Catherine Kearns, Canan Çakırlar, Lee Mordechia, Marie-Henriette Gates, and Charles Gates
    • Takes place: Friday, April 8, 1:30 pm, on Zoom.
    • Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com
    • Complete Program (.pdf)
  • March 20 – Online Lecture: David Braund (University of Exeter), "Amazons – Women Warriors
    and Much More Besides". 5:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com
  • February 20 – Online Lecture: Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania), "The Architecture of the Caucasus in the Global Middle Ages". 6:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com

2021

  • December 12 – Online Lecture: Daniel Schwemer (University of Würzburg), "Magic of Space and Time:
    Freeing a House from Demons in Ancient Mesopotamia". 5:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required:
    bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com

  • November 14 – Online Lecture: Francesca Balossi Restelli (Sapienza University of Rome), "La Sapienza University Excavations and Research at Arslantepe (Malatya) and the 2021 UNESCO World Heritage List". 5:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com

  • June 13-15 – Online Colloquium: "Production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea: PATABS IV." On Zoom. For the program and further information, see: patabs.ge

  • May 9 – Online Lecture: Olga Palagia (Emerita, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), "Macedonian Painting and the Transformation of Familiar Images in a Funerary Context". 5:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com – Via YouTube

  • April 11 – Online Colloquium for Bilkent Archaeology Day . "What a Colourful World: Some Pigments and Colours in Antiquity"
    • Speakers: T. Thavapalan, B. Bourgeois, V. Jeammet, Y. Vanderberghe, A. Akyol, D. Kassab Tezgör, T. Şare, and J. Morin
    • Takes place: Sunday, April 11, 1:30 pm, on Zoom.
    • Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com
    • Complete Program

  • March 7 – Online Lecture: Norman Yoffee (Emeritus, University of Michigan), "The Evolution of Fragility in Mesopotamia and Elsewhere". 6:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com – Via YouTube

  • February 7 – Online Lecture: Salima Ikram (American University in Cairo), "Divine Protection: Ancient Egyptian Vernacular Shrines in the Eastern Sahara". 5:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com

2020

  • December 20 – Online Lecture: Peter Pavuk (Charles University, Prague), "Structuring the Late Bronze Age of Western Anatolia". 5:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com

  • November 29 – Online Lecture: James Crow (University of Edinburgh), "Byzantine Routes and Frontiers in the Black Sea Region and the Hagiographical Dossier of St Eugenios". 6:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com

  • October 25 – Online Lecture: Christopher Ratté (University of Michigan), "Archaeological Research at the Ionian City of Notion". 5:00 pm, on Zoom. Registration required: bilkentarkeo [-at-] gmail.com

  • February 19 – Lecture: Lee Clare (German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul), "Göbekli Tepe: Digging the Zero Point in Time". 5:40 pm. Room FFB-05 (Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture).

2019

  • December 17 – Film: "Katman – Story of an Excavation." A film by Melek Ulagay Taylan about excavations at Gre Amer (Batman), presented by Gül Pulhan and Stuart Blaylock. 5:40 pm. Room FFB-22 (Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture).

  • November 26 – Lecture: Eric Jean (Hitit University, Çorum), "Science and Prejudice: Perspectives on Prehistoric People." 5:40 pm. Room H-232.

  • October 21 – Lecture: Tolga Uyar (Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University), "Art, Society and Christianity in Late Medieval Anatolia: Visual and Material Culture in Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Cappadocia." 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • May 23-24 – A Levantine Ceramics Project Workshop: "The Longue Durée of Ceramic Production across Anatolia, with Special Attention to the Regions of Lycia and Cilicia," Room A -130 (FEASS/İBEF Building).

  • May 15 – Colloquium: "Labraunda Day" Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, İstiklal Caddesi 247, Tünel-Beyoğlu, Istanbul. 14:00-17:15. (Complete Program)

  • May 6-7 – Workshop: "Reflectance, Transformation, Imaging: Theory and Practice".Ankara Digital Humanities Workshops, Part 2. Sponsored by the Department of Archaeology, Bilkent University, and the British Institute at Ankara. Monday, May 6: at Bilkent University. Tuesday, May 7: at the British Institute at Ankara.

  • April 16 – Lecture: Yana Morozova (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), "Discovery and Research of Medieval Shipwrecks in the Northern Black Sea Region". 12:40 pm. Room H-132.
    [Organized by the Bilkent Archaeology Club]

  • April 12 – Colloquium: Bilkent Archaeology Day: C Block Auditorium
    (Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences)
    • 10:00-12:30 – Students Symposium: "Magic and Rituals" (in Turkish)
    • 14:00-15:30 – Research Symposium, Session 1,
      with M.-H. Gates, S. Ünlüsoy, H. Peker, V. Şahoğlu (in English)
    • 16:00-17:30 – Research Symposium, Session 2,
      with Y. Erdal, T. Zimmermann, G. Votruba, E. Kozal (in English)

  • March 27 – Lecture: Valeria Vitale and Gabriel Bodard (University of London), "Collaborative Teaching in Digital Classics and Cultural Heritage". 5:40 pm. Room H-132

  • February 27 – Lecture: Lutgarde Vandeput (British Institute at Ankara), "Pisidia (SW Turkey): Past, Present ... and Future?". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

2018

  • December 11 – Lecture: Daniel Bauer (Ernst Reuter School, Ankara), "Istanbul Branch of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) in the years 1933 until 1944". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • November 2 – Celebration of the First 30 Years of the Department of Archaeology at Bilkent (1988-2018).
    Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Amphi FFB 06. The program begins at 1:30 PM

  • April 14 – Colloquium: Bilkent Archaeology Day: C Block Auditorium (Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences)
    • 10:00-12:30 – Students Symposium (in Turkish).
    • 14:00-15:30 – Archaeology and Bilkent, with İ. Gerçek, J. Bennett, D. Kassab Tezgör (in English).
    • 16:00-17:30 – Archaeological Research at Labraunda, with O. Henry, A. Eyigör, A. Frejman (in English).

  • March 14 – Lecture: Fikri Kulakoğlu (DTCF, Ankara University), "Anatolia's Prologue: Kültepe Kanesh-Karum". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • February 20 – Lecture: Derek Welsby (British Museum), "The Pyramids of Kush (Sudan)". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • February 20 – Lecture: Isabella Welsby Sjöström (Sudan Archaeological Research Society), "El Khandaq in Sudan: Its History and Architecture". 12:40 pm. Room FF-B22. [organized in cooperation with the Department of Architecture]

  • February 14 – Lecture: Andrew George (SOAS, University of London), "The Ascent of Enkidu: A New Fragment of Old Babylonian Gilgamesh". 5:45 pm. Bilkent University Library Art Gallery. [organized by the Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas]

  • February 13 – Lecture: Andrew George (SOAS, University of London), "The Epic of Gilgamesh: Recovering the Masterpiece of Babylonian Literature". 5:45 pm. C Block Amphitheatre. [organized by the Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas]

2017

  • December 13 – Lecture: Kutalmış Görkay (DTCF, Ankara University), "Excavations at Zeugma". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • November 15 – Lecture: Scott Redford (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), "Seljuks and Mongols, Mosques and Madrasas in Medieval Anatolia". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • October 25 – Lecture: Lyuben Leschtakov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Thracian Archaeology), "Metallurgical Research in Modern Bulgaria". 12:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • October 11 – Lecture: D. Burcu Erciyas (Middle East Technical University), "Excavations at Komana (Tokat)". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • April 20 – Lecture: N. İlgi Gerçek (Bilkent University), "Hittite Geographers: Cosmology and Geography in Late Bronze Age Anatolia". 3:40 pm. C-Blok Amfi.

  • April 17 – Lecture: Ilya Yakubovich (Philipps University Marburg), "The eDiAna Project and the Ongoing Decipherment of Minor Anatolian Languages". 3:40 pm. C-Blok Amfi.

  • April 4 – Lecture: Lucy E. Bennison-Chapman (Bülent Ecevit University), "The Use of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in Understanding Geometric Clay Objects or 'Tokens' in Neolithic West Asia". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • March 23 – Lecture: Didier Bouakaze-Khan (Middle East Technical University), "Modelisation for Interpretation of Archaeological and Anthropological Data: A Case Study from the Horn of Africa". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • February 15 – Lecture: Bülent Arıkan (Istanbul Technical University), "The Agent-based Modeling of Arslantepe for the Early Bronze Age I: Environmental, Social, and Economic Dynamics". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

2016

  • December 21 – Lecture: Sercan Yandım Aydın (Hacettepe University), "Marginalizing the Traditional Religious Orders, Cults, and Beliefs in the Early Patristic Era in Anatolia". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • December 8 – Lecture: Barbara Helwing (University of Sydney), "Early Metallurgy in Iran: The Development of a Crucial Industry since Prehistoric Times". 12:35 pm. Room H-132.

  • November 30 – Lecture: Dan Goldenberg (Bilkent University), "The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • November 18 – Workshop: "The Connectivity of Rivers". 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Meeting Room, Dean's Office, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.

  • November 16 – Lecture: Güneş Duru (Aşıklı Höyük Project), "New Approaches and New Results in the Central Anatolian Neolithic". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • October 20 – Lecture: Irene Giviashvili (George Chubinashvili National Research Center for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation), "'Gürcü Kilisesi' ['The Georgian Church'] and the Georgian Legacy at the Medieval Armenian City of Ani". 5:40 pm. Room H-132

  • April 28 – Lecture: Elif Denel (ARIT), "Excavations at Tell Tayinat (Hatay): The Iron Age". 5:40 pm. Room H-132 MA-101.

  • April 26 – Workshop: Piotr Głogowski (Wrocław University), "The Tomb Inscription of Cyrus the Great". 12:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • April 21 – Lecture: Philip Glauberman (METU), "Prehistory at the Crossroads: Palaeolithic Research in the Armenian Volcanic Highlands". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • April 12 – Lecture: Vasıf Şahoğlu (Ankara University), "Excavations at Çeşme - Bağlararası: A Western Anatolian Bronze Age Harbour Settlement". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • March 29 – Lecture: Müge Durusu Tanrıöver (Brown University), "Living on the Edge: Transforming Empire in the Hittite Borderlands". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • March 23 – Lecture: Charles Gates (Bilkent University), "Kinet Höyük Kazıları: Demir Çağ'dan Hellenistik Dönem'e". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • February 4 – Lecture: İlgi Evrim Gerçek (Istanbul University), "Myth, Politics, and Empire: The Black Sea Region During the Hittite Period". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

2015

  • November 11 – Lecture: Anca Dan (CNRS-ENS Paris), "The Cimmerian Bosporus: New Discoveries". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • POSTPONED November 5 – Lecture: Ekin Kozal (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University), "Cypro-Anatolian Connections in the Second Millennium BC: Textual and Archaeological Evidence". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • October 22 – Lecture: Selim Adalı (Social Sciences University of Ankara), "Ottoman Melheme Texts: Babylonian Origins?". 5:40 pm. Room MA-101.

  • October 15 – Lecture: Fahri Dikkaya (Bilkent University), "Text meets Material Culture: The Foundations of Early Ottomans in Northwest Anatolia".
    5:40 pm. Room MA-101.

  • May 6 – Lecture: Michael Vickers (University of Oxford), "Wandering Stones: Recycling Antiquity".
    5:40 pm. Room MA-101.

  • April 21 – Lecture: Ann Killebrew (Pennsylvania State University), "Total Archaeology@Tel Akko, Israel:
    An Integrated Approach to Reconstructing and Preserving Akko's Past, Present and Future".
    5:40 pm. Room MA-101.

  • March 31 – Lecture: Zeynep Çizmeli Öğün (Ankara University), "Sikkeler ve Arkeoloji". 12:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • March 19 – Lecture: Sercan Yandım Aydın (Hacettepe University), "Late Antique Anatolia and its Ascetics: Sannabadae Monastery and Bishop Amphilochius of Iconium". 5:40 pm. Room AZ-25.

  • February 11 – Lecture: Elizabeth Baughan (University of Richmond), "Funerary Couches (Klinai) and their Significance in Ancient Anatolia". 5:40 pm. Room AZ-25.

2014

  • December 4 – Lecture: Laurent Dissard (University of California, Berkeley), "Submerged Stories from the Sidelines of Science: The History of the Keban Dam Rescue Project (1967-1975) in Eastern Turkey". 5:40 pm. Room AZ-25.

  • November 8 – Hans Gustav Güterbock Symposium. 3:30 pm. Room FFB-06. Program (pdf)

  • November 5 – Lecture: Robert Merrillees (Independent Scholar), "Alashiya: The Quest for its Location in the Levant". 5:40 pm. Room T-272 .

  • October 22 – Lecture: Tuğba Tanyeri Erdemir (METU), "A Tale of Three Hagia Sophias: Conversion, Museumification, Contestation". 5:40 pm. Room A-Z25.

  • May 8 – Lecture: Sophie Moore (Newcastle University), "Historic Period Remains at Çatalhöyük". 5:40 pm. Room AZ-25.

  • April 22 – Workshop in Cultural Anthropology: John William Day (Bilkent University), "Ethnography: Practices & Possibilities". 12:40 pm. Room H-133B.

  • March 24 – Lecture: Lubna Omar (Kırşehir University), "Don't Throw Away the Bones! Assessing the Results of Zooarchaeological Research in Anatolia". 5:40 pm. Room A-Z25.

  • March 6 – Lecture: Catherine Draycott (British Institute at Ankara; University of Liverpool), "Kuprlli's New Architecture: Heroa and the History of Mid Fifth Century BC Xanthos". 5:40 pm. Room A-Z25.

2013

  • December 11 – Lecture: Sachihiro Omura (Director, Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology), "The Kaman-Kalehöyük Excavations in Central Anatolia". 5:40 pm. Room A-Z25.

  • October 3 – Lecture: Ümit Güder (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University), "Iron Metallurgy in Medieval Anatolia". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.

  • September 23 – Lecture: Yağmur Heffron (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge), "The Material Culture of Hittite 'God-drinking'". 5:40 pm. Room H-132.
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