ARIT ISTANBUL CENTER
center in Istanbul occupies an attractive four-story house in Arnavutköy, one of the
best-preserved villages on the Bosphorus. Arnavutköy is rich in old wooden houses, shops
and restaurants, all within a ten-minute walk. The ARIT center, built in the 1920s,
is just one door in from the road along the Bosphorus, and less than five minutes
walk from bus and ferry stations. ARIT in Istanbul has hostel facilities with single and
double bedrooms, kitchen facilities and dining area. The center has conference rooms and
study areas associated with the library. Scholars affiliated with ARIT can make use of
computer facilities there to access personal e-mail accounts and web services.
at ARIT-Istanbul has approximately 14,000 volumes and journals, and covers the Byzantine, Ottoman, and
modern Turkish periods. The gift of the library of Dr. H. Kenneth Snipes greatly enhanced the ARIT Istanbul library holdings for the Byzantine era. The library continues to develop the collection for Byzantine studies. A catalogue of
the holdings of the Istanbul center library is now accessible via internet
at the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR) server.
The holdings of the American Board Library, rich in 19th and early
20th century material on the American missions in Anatolia and the Middle
East, are now housed at the Institute and also can be accessed through DLIR. A special collection of pamphlets and the periodicals are now accessible in full text online at the ARIT Istanbul Digital Library. For information on the collection and its use, please contact the Institute director, Tony Greenwood, at email@example.com, or ARIT Istanbul Librarian, Brian Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also through the DLIR, come several rare Turkish journals via the Middle East Research Journals project. Access to directory information on a range of research resources in Turkey is available through DLIR's Local Archives and Libraries of Overseas Research Centers project.
ARIT is engaged in a project to develop Istanbul Library facilities and resources with the support of an NEH Endowment Challenge Grant. Please consider a special gift to support this plan.
AMERICAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN TURKEY, ISTANBUL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE
Library and Office Contact Information:
Dr. Antony Greenwood, Director
Üvez Sokak 5
Fax: (90-212) 257-8369
Istanbul Director: [gwood at boun.edu.tr]
E-mail for Director's assistant: [aritist2 at gmail.com]
Telephone for hostel