Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) has been organizing educational programs every summer according to its field of study ever since 2010.
ANAMED will organize these 4 educational programs and 1 thematic program over in 2020:
- Ottoman Summer Program
One of the first ever organized summer programs of ANAMED, “Introduction to Ottoman Epigraphy,” which began in 2010, extended in means of content, and teaching staff, continues as the “Ottoman Summer Program” since 2015.
- Cappadocia in Context Summer Program
Held for the first time in 2010, “Cappadocia in Context Summer Program,” is still being organized after the two year break in 2015. The program distincts itself from the others since it’s held in Nevşehir, Cappadocia. This year the program will be organized with the support of Cappadocia University.
- Ancient Languages of Anatolia
The summer program which began in 2016 includes not only the Hittite and Akkadian languages, but the Luvian language, and the cuneiform tablet writing workshop at Istanbul Archaeology Museum, which makes this program the only one in its field.
- Environmental Archaeology Training Program
Held for the first time in 2019, the program focuses on two important subfields: archaeobotany and zooarchaeology, offering participants the opportunity to hands-on practice. This year, program stands out by being organized in the Kaymakçı Archaeological Settlement.
“Istanbul Through the Ages”, which began together with ANAMED’s two other summer programs in 2010, was held for the last time in 2016 after its continuation for six years.
Apart from the continuing summer programs of ANAMED, some other thematic programs are also organized occasionally. As an example to those programs, “Byzantine Epigraphy Summer Programme” was held in 2018. Additionally, this year in collaboration with Princeton University’s Climate Change and History research Initiative (CCHRI) Environmental History Workshop will be held in September.