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Ancient Civilizations of Anatolia

General information about history and periods of Anatolia and its ancient civilizations.


Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations 

Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) is a scientific research institute in Istanbul that aims to support and disseminate research on Turkey’s past, its archaeology, museology and cultural heritage management. It aims to increase the awareness of the contributions and interactions Anatolian civilizations have had with other major world civilizations; to develop programs of documentation, preservation and conservation aimed at protecting the archaeological and cultural heritage of Turkey; and to increase our understanding of contemporary Turkish culture and society by exploring the historical and archaeological record. The center aims to develop and facilitate research projects that are dedicated to the history, art, architecture and archaeology of civilizations in Turkey through exhibitions, symposiums, fellowships and publications.

ANAMED Library


The ANAMED Library

The Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Library is a branch of Koç University’s Suna Kıraç Library. Located at Merkez Han on İstiklal Caddesi, the ANAMED Library collection relates to history, art, archaeology, architecture and civilizations in Anatolia, in support of the research interests of its fellows, who are investigating and preserving Turkey’s cultural heritage at the ANAMED by their research projects that deal with past two and a half millennia. The ANAMED Library primarily serves the fellows of Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) as well as Koç University students, faculty, administrative staff, retired faculty & staff, and family members of faculty and staff. Within the scope of our external membership system, we also welcome applications from post-graduate researchers, academicians and independent researchers working in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, architectural history, art history, cultural heritage, cultural conservation, history, museum studies and urban studies, who need access to the Library for their own research. Merkez Han also hosts Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT) Library and two valuable institutional collections: American Research Institure in Turkey (ARIT) and Turkish Institute of Archaeolohy (TEBE). Detailed information about these institutions can be found at the following links. Access to the ANAMED Library is restricted by Koç University ANAMED regulations and is granted only through ANAMED and NIT Libraries Joint Membership Membership System.

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