THE AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY
Cordially invites you to attend a lecture by
PhD Candidate in Oriental Studies, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Unearthing Ottoman Policies on Archaeology (1869-1921)
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Ottoman state formulated and implemented a series of archaeological policies. These focused on developing a legal and an institutional framework for the administration of antiquities and on building the capacity of the state in terms of heritage management. The legal framework centered around four regulations on antiquities promulgated in 1869, 1874, 1884, and 1906. The institutional framework was based on the establishment and operation of the Imperial Museum, and building the capacity of the Ottoman Empire to deal with the remnants of Antiquity focused on producing experts in the field of archaeology. The talk provides a critical overview of the Ottoman policies on antiquities by looking at major legal and institutional developments and at the efforts of the Ottoman Empire to build its capacity in the field of archaeology.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Üvez Sok., No. 5
Arnavutköy 34345, Istanbul