In Motion is the third of three major events organised by the British institute at Ankara in collaboration with different organisations exploring the themes of: DIVISIONS / CONNECTIONS / MOVEMENTS
First event / International Workhsop
Bordered Places| Bounded Times
Reflexive Approaches to Understanding Societies.
Perspectives on Turkey from Archaeology, History, Anthropology and Political Science
Ankara, 20-22 March 2014
Organised under the auspices of the British Institute at Ankara, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the Middle East Technical / Settlment Archaeology. The workshop explored borders and boundaries as a powerful defining feature in human society that can separate, unite and catalyze change, as an area of conflict, of friendship and of trade. Fascilitating an intensively interdisciplinary, mutually beneficial dialogue with a broad perspective on border and boundary studies with a special focus on Turkey, the workhsop participants exhcanged ideas for theorizing the role of borders, both in the past and present across a wide range of academic disciplines.
Second event/ International Conference
Pathways of Communication
Routes and Roads in Anatolia from Prehistory to Seljuk Times
Ankara, 20-22 March 2014 | Farabi Hall, Ankara University, Faculty of Letters
Pathways of communication was a major international conference organised by the British Institute at Ankara in collaboration with Ankara University,held between 20-22 March 2014 at the Faculty of Languages, History and Geography of Ankara University. It was a pioneering event, forging innovative interdisciplinary and inter-methodological communication between different Archaeology-related disciplines. A large number of distinguished scholars and specialists were invited to address themes that include theoretical approaches to human geography and network structures as well as diachronic comparison of road and route systems and GIS landscape analysis. The programme was enriched by the participation of selected paper-presenters who examined various methods for identifying roads and routes including textual analysis, the study of artefact distribution or targeted epigraphical and archaeological surveys, as well as excavations.