RESEARCH CENTERS IN TURKEY
ARIT maintains research two research centers in Turkey, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara. Each
ARIT research center provides a research library open to the public and
meeting facilities for the local Turkish and American community. ARIT center directors provide assistance to visiting researchers
with practical and official concerns. With the directors' help, ARITs counterpart
organizations, two branches of the Türk Amerikan Ilmi Arastırmalar Derneği, in Istanbul and Ankara offer opportunities for direct contact with
the Turkish scholarly community.
Turks, Americans, and other foreign researchers, from graduate
students researching their dissertations to professors of international renown, regularly
give lectures at the ARIT centers, attracting leading scholars from the entire local
community. The lecture and the reception that follows provide excellent opportunities for
the international exchange of information and ideas.
The ARIT Ankara's Toni M. Cross Library collection covers the broad range of archaeology in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library specializes in Ottoman and Byzantine studies.