Place: Cappadocia, Nevşehir
Application Deadline: –
In 2020 and 2021 Cappadocia in Context Summer Program has been cancelled in response to the global pandemic. It is not possible to organize it as an online program because of its unique structure.
Organized by Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), with the support of Cappadocia University, this 15-days intensive program is open to the participation of young researchers at the master’s and doctoral level and aims to provide conceptualisation methods of the rich cultural heritage of Cappadocia’s Byzantine and Post-Byzantine past in the historical and artistic context, accompanied by field studies, research and presentations. Within its breathtaking volcanic landscape, Cappadocia preserves extensive rock-cut features from the Byzantine period, including more than a thousand rock-cut churches and chapels (one-third of which preserve significant elements of their painted decoration), as well as monasteries, houses, villages, towns, cemeteries, and fortresses. The region is unrivaled in terms of its material culture, but because it lacks a written history, the monuments of Cappadocia remain poorly known to most Byzantinists.
Having attended the program in Summer 2018, ANAMED 2018–2019 PhD Fellow Hugh Jeffery wrote about his impressions about the program and Cappadocia for ANAMED Blog.
The language of the program is English. For more information about the program and how to apply please see down below.
You can find the program schedule by clicking here.
Seminar classes will be conducted in Cappadocia University Campus.
Participants will have access to the Cappadocia University library throughout the program.
Prof. Robert OUSTERHOUT (University of Pennsylvania)
Prof. Ousterhout (PhD University of Illinois) is Professor Emeritus in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught 2007-17. A recognized specialist in Byzantine architecture, his research focuses on the documentation and interpretation of the vanishing architectural heritage of the eastern Mediterranean. His current fieldwork concentrates on Byzantine architecture, monumental art, and urbanism in Constantinople, Cappadocia, and Jerusalem. Since 2011 he has co-directed the “Cappadocia in Context” graduate seminar. His most recent book is Visualizing Community: Art Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 46 (Washington, DC, 2017). A textbook, Eastern Medieval Architecture, is due from Oxford University Press in 2019, sponsored by the Onassis Foundation.
Doç. Dr. Tolga UYAR (Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş University)
Dr. Uyar (PhD in Byzantine Art History at the University of Paris 1) is currently working as Associate Prof. at Nevşehir HBV University Department of Art History. His primary areas of specialization are Byzantine art, architecture and archaeology, with special emphasis on the monumental painting and material culture of Cappadocia, his broader research interests include the interactions between visual, written, oral, and material cultures in the Middle Ages; the issues related to the study of the religious landscapes in the eastern Mediterranean; the nexus of archaeology, history, anthropology, popular piety and beliefs, and social agency in art; and the questions of identity as they relate to artistic production. Tolga Uyar is co-directing the Cappadocia In Context graduate seminar since 2011.
ANAMED issues certificates to all students who successfully complete the program. If you need an officially issued transcript, please be in touch in a timely manner with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will stay in the dorms of Cappadocia University, in shared double rooms. All breakfasts, dinners, and most lunches will be provided. Wireless internet service is gratis.
Tuition for Summer 2020 is $2500 USD. It includes accommodation in Cappadocia, course materials, all expenses of field trips, breakfasts, dinners and most lunches.
We will offer a limited number of scholarships based on need and merit. Please indicate your wish to be considered for a scholarship by adding an additional paragraph to your Statement of Purpose.
The scholarships can be categorized as:
The scholarships are provided by Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), Koç University,The Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities (GSSSH) (only to Koç University students), Koç University Stavros Niarchos Foundations Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) and Private Benefactors.
Before you apply, please do not forget to review “1. Requirements” section and make sure that you are eligible to apply. The entire application should be written in English.
To complete your application, please fill in the Application Form and ask from your recommender to submit a recommendation letter in English directly via e-mail to email@example.com before the deadline. It is each applicant’s responsibility to request his/her own reference letter. ANAMED does not contact recommenders. It is each applicant’s responsibility to request letters from her/his recommenders.
It is important to underline that, owing to the functionality of the online form, the application must be completed and submitted in one session without closing the browser window. For a list of information required in the application form, click here.
Please kindly get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiry.