Appel à contribution – The 8th Annual Koç University Archaeology and History of Art Graduate Research Symposium

Call for Papers – The 8th Annual Koç University Archaeology and History of Art Graduate Research Symposium 

Performance: Actors, Objects, Spaces

Application Deadline: 31 December 2019, Tuesday

Koç University’s Department of Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, which will be held on 26 March 2020 at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), located in Beyoğlu, Istanbul.

The symposium titled Performance: Actors, Objects, Spaces aims to investigate various manifestations of artistic and cultural acts revolving around performance in order to discuss their enduring prevalence and trace their nuances in different spatial, temporal, social, and personal contexts. Outcomes of performances as employed in building identity, constructing gender, expressing self, and defining community will be analyzed. Our definition of performance is broad: it embraces the sacred and the secular, the social and the personal, and the spectacular and the quotidian. Moreover, performativity, or the interdependent relationship between words and actions, emerges as a topic of interest in this framework, owing to its reflections in the arts.

This symposium seeks to bring together a diverse range of perspectives and disciplines concerned with a span of subjects, areas and periods of research converging around the theme of performance in the arts and culture. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Depictions of performance
  • Performance and space
  • Performance, architecture, and urban planning
  • State power, theatricality, ceremonies, and processions
  • Imperial and military performances
  • Sacred performances, rites, and rituals
  • Performing identities
  • Performing culture
  • Performativity in arts
  • Gender as performance
  • Performing arts, theatre, dance, spectacles
  • Performing music, musicians, musical instruments
  • Memory and performance
  • Documenting performances
  • Staging and restaging performances
  • Self-expression through performance
  • Intangible cultural heritage and performance
  • Performativity in museum studies

Students of archaeology, art history, history, cultural heritage, museum studies and related fields are invited to present research related to Anatolia and its neighboring regions, including the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea, the Balkans, the Levant and the Ancient Near East, from the earliest prehistoric times through the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Classical, Byzantine and Ottoman periods, and into contemporary times.

All graduate students are encouraged to apply, including M.A. and Ph.D. students at any stage of their studies. The conference will be held in English, but we are open to accepting presentations and posters in both English and Turkish. Applicants should submit a 250-word abstract by 31 December 2019 to Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the middle of January. For other questions, please contact or visit and

Offre d’emploi – Assistant Professor, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and History of Art, Koç University

Assistant Professor, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and History of Art

Koç University

The Department of Archaeology and History of Art, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) at Koç University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (beginning September 2016). Candidates specializing in the field of Late Antique and Byzantine archaeology and history of art may apply for the position.

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koç University is a highly reputable English-instruction university ( The Department of Archaeology and History of Art offers undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the archaeology and history of art of different civilizations, including the Late Antique and Byzantine periods. The successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester in related fields and to contribute to the activities of the newly established Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) as the Assistant Director (

 Candidates should have a PhD in Archaeology or History of Art, specializing in Late Antique and/or Byzantine archaeology and/or history of art. Applications can be submitted electronically to the e-mail address below by February 1, 2016.

Applications should include:
– Cover letter
– Curriculum vitae
– Summary statement of teaching
– Research statement
– Three letters of reference (the referees should directly e-mail a signed PDF copy of the reference letter to the e-mail address below. The referee should insert the following in the e-mail subject line: “Reference for… ”)

To Ms. Zehra Tosun
Subject line of application e-mail: “Position at the Department of Archaeology and History of Art”
Applicants should also complete the candidate information form provided in the link below:

About Koç University

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. In the twenty years since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond. Instruction is in English.

Offre de bourse – Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations

Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations Fellowships

Koç University invites applications from junior and senior scholars specializing in the archaeology, art history, history, and allied disciplines of Turkey from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras. Fellowships, which include accommodation, travel, and stipend, will be given to approximately 10 Ph.D candidates and 10 scholars with Ph.D to spend one academic year in Istanbul at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. Successful candidates will be required to be resident in Istanbul during the 9-month academic year (September 15-June 15). Some senior fellowships may be granted on a semester basis (September 15-January 31 or February 1-June 15). A small number of Non-Residential fellowships is also available for those already resident in Istanbul and/or with families.

Deadline: December 15th

More information on the RCAC Website:

Bourse post-doctorale – Koç University

Koç University – Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Center For Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) will grant two post-doctoral fellowships in Byzantine Art History and Archaeology.

Fellowships include accomodation, travel, field trips and stipend. Fellows will be able to  take advantage of the university facilities and the libraries connected to the university.

Fellowships will be for one year, renewable depending on the research project. CLABS fellowsare expected to devote themselves full time to their research projects, co-operate with the Center and to give a lecture and a written final report on their work.

The applications should be submitted to no later than 1st of March and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with list of publications and other scholarlywork, and a short proposal of their research project.