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,
meeting facilities for the local Turkish and American community, and a hostel for visiting
scholars. The hostel provides rooms and kitchen facilities for long- and short-term
visitors. Both centers offer access to wireless internet. Guests from ARIT
member institutions receive a discounted hostel rate. Contact the ARIT centers
in Istanbul and Ankara directly for information and reservations.
ARIT center directors provide assistance to visiting researchers
with practical and official concerns. With the directors' help, ARITs counterpart
organization in Istanbul, the Türk Amerikan Ilmi Arastırmalar Derneği, provides the opportunity 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 library collection covers the broad range of archaeology in Turkey. The ARIT Istanbul library specializes in Ottoman and Byzantine studies.
A searchable catalogue for the libraries of ARIT centers is accessible on the world-wide web on-line at the Digital Library for International Research.