Research Title: From Syria to Crete and Beyond: Exploring the Neo-Hittite Impact on the Orientalizing and Archaic Period Temples in Greece
Dr. Yalçın is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Macalester College, specializing in the art and archeology of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean with a focus on the Bronze and Iron Age cultures of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia. His research interests include art and identity, gender and representation, artistic interconnections in the ancient world, and western antiquarianism and the formation of European and American antiquities collections. As a fellow at ANAMED, Dr. Yalçın is continuing to expand his research on the Neo Hittite impact on early Greek temples and their architectural sculpture, and the role of the Iron Age kingdoms of Anatolia in this interaction. Prior to Macalester, Dr. Yalçın taught undergraduate and graduate–level courses in ancient and western art history, and museum studies at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design in New York. He has been awarded fellowships and awards from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Yalçın is also a member of the Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments Project of Columbia University, and the Tarsus-Gözlükule Excavation Project of Boğaziçi University.
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