Summer School Offered by ANAMED, Koç University, Istanbul, Türkiye

Ancient Languages of Anatolia Summer Program (ALA) online

Date: 24 July – 11 August 2023

Application Period: 1 May 2023, 23:59 (GMT +03:00, Türkiye Time)

The earliest historical documents from Anatolia were recorded on clay in a dialect of Akkadian known as Old Assyrian, by Assyrian merchants trading in Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000-1750 BCE). The archives of the Hittite Empire preserve documents in Hittite and Akkadian that date to the Late Bronze Age (c.17th-12th centuries BCE). In the subsequent Iron Age, the Assyrian Empire expanded into Anatolia and left records shedding light on Anatolian history.

Organized by Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), this 3-weeks intensive online summer program, aims to develop the skills necessary to explore these earliest historical records of Anatolia:

  • a basic knowledge of the Hittite and Akkadian languages
  • a basic knowledge of the cuneiform script
  • the ability to follow scholarly editions of cuneiform texts using primary Assyriological and Hittitological resources
  • an introduction to Sumerian and Luwian languages

The language of the program is English. For more information about the program and how to apply please see down below.

Summer School – Environmental Archaeology Online Program

Turkish Online Program Dates: 19 June – 19 July 2023 

English Online Program Dates: 19 June – 19 July 2023 

Application Deadline: 1 May 2023, 23:59 (Türkiye local time)

Prepared by ANAMED and offered thanks to Koç University Online Programs, ENVARCH101 and ENVARCH101TR (available both in English and Turkish) are designed to introduce participants to environmental archaeology broadly, including a survey of research questions and methods, and to explore three important subfields in-depth: archaeobotany, zooarchaeology, and bioarchaeology.

It is planned that the hands-on training that will take place at ANAMED for the participants, who successfully complete the online program, will be organized this fall or the next. TBA.

1. Requirements

The online program is targeted to undergraduates and graduates from archaeology, history and art history, with or without excavation experience, but may be of interest to broader communities. Researchers working on Anatolia will be prioritized. Please be aware that this is an introductory level online program.

Langues de l’Orient

Summer School in Oriental Languages, organised by University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 6th-15th July, 2023, at Venice International University, Venice, Italy. Courses will be taught in French. For further information and registration procedure, please click here. Deadline for Registration: 30th May, 2023.

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