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Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu is a professor of Ottoman art and architecture in the Department of Archeology and History of Art at Koç University and also the director of the Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center in Ankara. She is a member of the International Executive Committee of Medieval and Modern Ceramics Association of the Mediterranean (AIEM3) and a member of the National Committee of International Congress of Turkish Art. Her publications are on Ottoman cities, ceramics, architecture, and art. Recently, she worked on the development of a museum in the Byzantine period Tekfur Palace for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
Beate Böhlendorf-Arslan is a professor of Christian and Byzantine Art and Archaeology at Marburg University in Germany. After receiving her PhD in Heidelberg, with a study of glazed Byzantine pottery, for which she collected material in numerous excavations in Turkey, she was employed for nine years at Onsekiz Mart University in Çanakkale. Her research focuses on the daily life of the Late Roman and Byzantine empires, based on archaeological excavations and field work in Turkey. This includes research in pottery, glass, all kinds of “small finds,” and architecture. She has published three books and several articles on Byzantine and Byzantine-Ottoman transitional pottery, in addition to other works.
Nikos D. Kontogiannis is an assistant professor of Byzantine archaeology and history of art, Koç University. His interests lie in the fields of military and domestic architecture, ceramics and minor objects, industrial production, and commercial networks in the eastern Mediterranean. Having studied at the Universities of Athens (Greece) and Birmingham (UK), he went on to work for approximately fifteen years at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. His current projects focus on the study of two extensive Late Byzantine hoards at the British Museum (UK) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (USA).
Alican Kutlay is a production editor and publications specialist at the Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) in Istanbul. He received his BA and MA degrees from Koç University’s Archaeology and History of Art Department and is continuing his studies. His research interests are late antique Constantinople, late antique Anatolia as well as daily life in the Byzantine Empire. At ANAMED, he coordinated and has been coordinating tens of publications on history, art, and archaeology including proceedings, exhibition catalogs, reference books, and a journal.