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Pınar Aykaç is an assistant professor at the Middle East Technical University’s Department of Architecture in Ankara, Turkey. She received a MSc in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the Middle East Technical University, and a PhD from UCL, the Bartlett School of Architecture. She was a Weinberg Fellow at Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America during the fall semester of 2017-2018. She is the author of Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula: Musealization and Urban Conservation (Lexington Books, 2022) and the co-editor of Architectures of Emergency in Turkey: Heritage, Displacement and Catastrophe (I.B. Tauris, 2021) together with Eray Çaylı and Sevcan Ercan.
Belgin Turan Özkaya (PhD Cornell University) is Professor of Architectural History in the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University. She is interested in connected histories of the long nineteenth century and the cultures and spaces of collecting and mobility. Among her publications are, Rethinking Architectural Historiography (Routledge, 2006), and the collections, “Transpositions on the Edge of Europe: Ambivalence and Difference in Architecture” (Journal of Architecture, 2011), “Ambivalent Architectures from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic” (New Perspectives on Turkey, 2014), and “Travel” (Architectural Histories, 2016). She was the codirector of the British Academy project, “Ambivalent Geographies,” which led to her current work on the monograph, Itinerant Objects: British Museum and the Ottoman Response to Antiquity, and the coedited volume, Ottoman Cultural Mobilities: 19th -Century Modes of Travel, Collecting and Display. Most recently, she was the co-organizer of the 2021 EAHN Thematic Conference “Architecture and Endurance.”