American Research Institute 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, ARIT’s 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.