American Research Institute in Turkey






For 2016, ARIT welcomes new member SUNY Binghamton, and for 2017, the University of Central Florida, University of Minnesota, and University of Maryland. ARIT is excited to work with the new institutions and grateful for their generosity and commitment. 

ARIT is the primary professional organization for American and Canadian researchers and scholars interested in carrying out study and research in and about Turkey, in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, from prehistoric through modern times.  ARIT centers maintain a wide range of scholarly and educational activities in Istanbul, Ankara, and the U.S.

ARIT is a membership organization, composed of the major North American universities and institutes with research interests in Turkey.  By their annual dues and contributions, member institutions provide major support for ARIT operations and programs in Turkey and the U.S.  Through its offices in Istanbul, Ankara, and Philadelphia, ARIT provides support for the work that its member institutions, and individuals affiliated with these institutions, undertake in Turkey.

At present, forty-nine universities and research institutions are members of ARIT. Full members pay annual dues of $2500; a single membership may be shared by associations of two or five institutions, apportioning the membership dues proportionally.

Member institutions appoint delegates who participate in the ARIT annual meeting, the governance and decision-making, and work of the Institute. Universities and other educational and research institutions that share an interest in research and scholarship related to Turkey are welcome to join ARIT as institutional members. For further information about institutional membership, please contact the ARIT office in Philadelphia.

Full Members:
Brown University
University of Nebraska
University of Chicago
New York University
Dumbarton Oaks
University of Pennsylvania
Georgetown University
Princeton University
Harvard University
Rutgers University
University of Illinois
University of Virginia
University of Michigan
University of Toronto
Association Members:
Archaeological Institute of America
Indiana University
University of Arizona
University of Maryland
University of Arkansas
Metropolitan Museum of Art
State University of New York, Binghamton Michigan State University
Boston University
University of Minnesota
Bryn Mawr College
University of North Carolina
University of California, Berkeley
Northwestern University
University of California, Los Angeles
Ohio State University
University of California, San Diego
Portland State University
University of Central Florida Stanford University
University of Cincinnati
Texas A & M University
Columbia University
University of Texas, Austin
Cornell University
Tufts University
Council of American Overseas  Research Centers
Tulane University
Dartmouth College
University of Washington
Duke University
Washington University, Saint Louis
Emory University Yale University
George Mason University