İstanbul through the Ages - a focused analysis of İstanbul, from pre-history to the present - Intensive Graduate Summer Seminar hosted by  Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations - 27 June- 29 July 2011

İstanbul through the ages

Understanding İstanbul from pre-history to present…


INFO: Intensive Graduate Summer Seminar by Koç University GSSH, OIP & RCAC

DATE:  01 July 2013 - 25 July 2013


Being the center of magnificent empires through time, İstanbul is calling you to discover its rich cultural heritage by following the footmarks of saints, sultans and angels in this enriching summer seminar.  Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations is excited to invite you to have a taste of İstanbul with its intellectual, in-depth program developed by world renowned Ottoman and Byzantine academicians.   This exclusive program is designed for graduate students interested in:


  • An intensive program organized chronologically, carrying participants from pre-historic times to present
  • An opportunity to deepen their understanding of İstanbul and add this unique value to their academic focus
  • Gain exposure of lecturers with outstanding expertise and perspectives
  • Collaborate with a cohort of equals, bonded by a mutual interest in historical mysteries and myths of İstanbul through time
  • Have access to the extensive resources available at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations and Koç University as a whole
  • Attend field trips offering students invitations to opportunities otherwise unavailable to general public


...all the while spending your summer in an exotic city bursting with energy, history, spontaneity and endless roads to travel and discover.  With over 12 million inhabitants representing a true melting pot of cultures and faiths, İstanbul-supplemented by the continents of this unique summer program-gives you the chance to enrich your academic pursuits while concurrently enriching your mind and soul.  


In order to maintain an intimate setting and provide maximum exposure opportunities, the program has a limited capacity of 15 students.  Accommodation will be provided by the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, located at the heart of İstanbul, Beyoğlu.   



Scholarships and financial aid are available.  Please refer to "Scholarships & Financial Aid" section.
Application deadline 30 April 2013.  
All instructions will be in English.
This program is only open to graduate level students.