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Chris Roosevelt

Chris Roosevelt (PhD 2003, Cornell University) is a professor of Archaeology and History of Art and director of the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations at Koç University, director of the Kaymakçı Archaeological Project, co-director of Gygaia Projects, and member of the Steering Committee of the Vehbi Koç Foundation’s new Sadberk Hanım Museum project. He is a member of the American Society of Overseas Research, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the British Institute in Ankara, a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute and Turkish Institute of Archaeology, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London. His primary research interests include Anatolian and eastern Mediterranean cultures and environmental, landscape, and digital approaches to the past, including Geographic Information Systems, historical aerial photography, landscape modeling, and remote sensing, as well as 3D modeling, reconstruction, and visualization. His research has been supported by Koç University, the Merops Foundation, the German Archaeological Institute-Istanbul, TÜBITAK, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, the American Research Institute in Turkey, Boston University, the Institute for Aegean Prehistory, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation and has been published in monographs and edited volumes as well as book chapters and journal articles. For selected publications, see

Buket Coşkuner

For many years, Buket worked in the Cappadocia region, studying architecture and wall-painting, while at the same time working in various jobs in the fields of art and cultural heritage and Byzantine projects. She did not yet know at the time that her challenging and long-lasting academic and business life experiences had prepared her for the job she loves so much at ANAMED. Her ANAMED journey, which started in 2011 with the coordination of the International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium, has continued, adding the various fields of ANAMED over the years. Together with ANAMED’s productive team, she has contributed to many publications, exhibitions, educational activities and research over the years. She will continue to find creative ways to create space for researchers, as well as to share academic knowledge with the wider public.

Duygu Tarkan
Research Coordinator

Duygu Tarkan is an archaeologist, a PhD candidate in digital heritage, and the research coordinator at ANAMED. She received her bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Istanbul University. While continuing her Master’s degree in Prehistoric Archaeology at the same university, she studied at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Oxford and the Fitch Laboratory at the British School in Athens (BSA). She has participated in various archaeological surveys and excavation projects in central Anatolia and the Near East. She spent 15 years of her archaeological career as a ceramic specialist at the Çatalhöyük Research Project. She is currently the 2nd assistant director at the Kaymakçı Archaeological Project. She joined Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) in 2016. In addition to her duties related to the fellowship program and research projects at ANAMED, she combined her previous career to curate the exhibition “The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük.” With the experience gained there, she curated the permanent exhibition at the Çatalhöyük Excavation Site Visitor Center in Konya. As part of ANAMED’s methodology translation series, she translated the book Material Characterization Tests for Artistic and Archaeological Objects| Sanatsal ve Arkeolojik Nesneler için Malzeme Nitelendirme Testleri. She is currently conducting her PhD research on Modeling Archaeological Surface Survey Data for the Semantic Web at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her main research interests are prehistoric societies of Anatolia, ceramic technologies and petrographic analysis, quantified analysis, and digital approaches in archaeology.



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Özge Ertem
Production Editor

Özge Ertem, a former ANAMED fellow, completed her PhD in the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence (2012) and her post-doc research at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University (2016). Her research focused on the history of childhood and cultural history in the Early Republican era and the socio-political and cultural history of famine and hunger, state and communal relations, disaster and everyday life, relief and charity networks, and famine narratives and famine memory in the Late Ottoman Empire. She has taught modern history, global history, Ottoman history, history of modern Turkey, and humanities courses at Boğaziçi, Işık, Koç, and Acıbadem Universities and worked as a librarian and editor at ANAMED and as an archivist and academic editor at different institutions and independently (i.e. IAE, Meşher Gallery, SALT). She was an actress and dramaturgist in BuluTiyatro theater company (2011–2016). At Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center (SU Gender), she worked as the coordinator of Curious Steps Gender and Memory Walks program and the Transformative Activism program, which brought together activists and civil society workers in the field of gender with methods based on art, body, storytelling, and creative writing for collective, care-oriented, community-building practices (2020–2023). She continues her short storytelling performances, collective storytelling, memory walk, and trauma-informed facilitation work with various communities.

Emir Alışık
Event and Exhibition Specialist

Emir Alışık joined ANAMED this year as an exhibition and event specialist, and he is the Byzantine Studies subject editor of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies. He is continuing his doctoral studies at the Istanbul University Art History Department with a dissertation on the appearances of Byzantine thought in Italian Renaissance art and completed his master’s education at the Central European University Comparative History: Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Department with a thesis on Late Byzantine political thought. Emir, who worked as a project manager at the Istanbul Research Institute Byzantine Studies Department before joining the ANAMED team, has taken part in many symposia, panels, and exhibition organizations and curated the “What Byzantinism is this in Istanbul!”: Byzantium in Popular Culture that opened at the Pera Museum in 2021. He has contributed to various scientific journals, popular media, and books as an editor and writer and appeared as a producer and guest on podcast programs. He continues his research on the manifestations of Byzantium in various art media and speculative fiction and the role of historiography in shaping this phenomenon by taking part in various publications and conferences.

Yağmur Civan Uyanık
Administrative Assistant

Yağmur Civan Uyanık graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of History with honors in 2017 and completed the Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program at Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Education in 2018. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Istanbul University, Department of History, Department of Contemporary History. Yağmur has worked as a teacher, student affairs specialist, and administrative specialist for graduate programs in different institutions. She is interested in late Ottoman history, historiography, ethnic violence, comparative history, and sociology. Since 2020, she has been working as an Administrative Assistant at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED). She is responsible for the administrative processes of ANAMED’s researchers and manages all the administrative processes related to the ANAMED Environmental Archaeology Project (EnvArch) online training program and workshop training. Yağmur, who has just started her motherhood journey with her little son, enjoys traveling and documentary photography and loves coffee!


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Hilal Küntüz
Administrative Assistant

Hilal Küntüz graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Department of Art History and spent years contributing to her education at Boğaziçi University and Middle East Technical University. She has been working on archaeological projects for ten years, and, in addition to her job at ANAMED, she is the assistant director of the Building Archaeology in Stony Cilicia (TAKA) project. She is working on the social visibility of her current archaeology project and its predecessor, the Boğsak Archaeological Survey (BOGA). She created the web address “bogsakarkeoloji,” which is the same as the social media accounts, as a digital exhibition. She follows various technological developments in archaeological surveys and is interested in digital and public archaeology. Beyond archaeology, she has a longstanding passion for art, engaging in various art forms. She also contributes to TAKA doing graphic design, as she did for BOGA, and practices wood carving in her improvised studio. If she finds more free time, she plays computer games.

Çiğdem Yıldırım
Head of ANAMED Library

Çiğdem graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Information and Management and completed her master’s degree in Istanbul Studies at the same university. In her first years working at Koç University Suna Kıraç Library, she worked in the Cataloging department; later, she served as a Reference and Research Librarian for the College of Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. She has organized numerous events, trainings, and presentations on collection development, research support, academic writing, and information literacy, e-resources, document delivery services, reference management tools, bibliometric analysis and reporting, and social media. She continues to work on developing policies, procedures, and services on open access publishing and open science in the Suna Kıraç Library Open Access Team. She is working on developing a RDM road map and data management plan to support faculty members in the research data management working group within the scope of the Koç University Digitalization Program and carries out activities on behalf of Koç University in the “Turkey Open Data and Research Data Task Force” sub-working group operating within the Council of Higher Education (YÖK). She started working as ANAMED Head Librarian in March 2022. In the BiblioPera: Beyoğlu Research Centers Network Project, of which ANAMED Library is a founding member, she contributes to union catalog improvement activities, as well as organizing library tours for both librarians and researchers in cooperation with 12 partner academic institutions.

İrem Ünal
Unit Librarian

İrem Ünal graduated from Marmara University, Information and Document Management in 2013. During her university education, she worked at the Information Management Club and organized various events there. After graduation, she worked as a librarian in many places, including Portakal Culture and Art House and Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation. Since 2016, she has been working as a Branch Librarian at the ANAMED Library, which is affiliated with Koç University Suna Kıraç Library. She has made presentations on different areas of librarianship at various symposiums and conferences, especially at the University and Research Librarianship Association (UNAK). Between 2021 and 2023, she took part in the Board of Directors of the Turkish Librarians Association Istanbul Branch and served as Treasurer. In 2020, she became one of the founders and co-founders of the podcast called “ANAMED Library Podcast: Burada Konuşmak Serbest,” which she co-hosted with N. Defne Gier. She is continuing her master’s degree at Marmara University’s Information and Document Management department.

Samet Emre
ANAMED Branch Librarian

Samet Emre graduated from Hacettepe University’s Department of Information Management and completed the double major program in the Department of Economics. During his university education, he served as the editor of the Board of Directors of the Information Society for 2 years, and, together with the Information Society, he established libraries in disadvantaged locations and regions all over Türkiye. Emre started his professional life at Bilkent University’s Library Acquisitions Department and continued to work in the Electronic Resource Management and User and Access Services Departments for 2 years. During this period, he also served as the faculty librarian in charge of Bilkent University’s Faculty of Humanities and Letters. Emre is continuing his master’s degree at Hacettepe University’s Department of Information Management, focusing on the economic analysis of libraries. Emre also published his book titled “Reading Culture Bibliography” in 2022, as a result of a 2-year research project compiling all articles, books, and theses written in Turkey since 1970, with his professor and friends, in order to support researchers working in the field of reading culture. Emre, who started working at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Library in 2023, provides information services to ANAMED researchers and special members as the branch librarian.

Murat Türk
IT Specialist
Ayşen Kodan
Administrative Affairs Supervisor

Ayşen Kodan graduated from Selçuk University, Department of Public Administration in 2010. After graduation, she worked in the event industry and took part in many important organizations such as congresses, summits, and film festivals. In 2016, she started working as an ANAMED Information Desk Officer at Koç University, where she has been working as an Administrative Affairs Supervisor since 2022. She is the mother of a cat and a daughter.