Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

13 Oct 16:00

Lecture NIT Urban Heritage Lab| Urban Archaeology in Ankara: The Temple of Augustus in Past and Present

Ton Derks (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) & Ketty Iannantuono (Radboud Universiteit)


13 Oct 16:00 - 18:00

This fourth public seminar in the 2023 Urban Heritage Lab series turns to the archaeological heritage of Ancyra, today’s Ankara. Our speakers will look specifically at the Temple of Rome and Augustus, the significance of the Res Gestae inscription on its wall (Derks) and the early 20th century history of research on the temple ruins (Iannantuono).

Date: 13 October 2023, Friday
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm (Istanbul time)

The event will be online. No registration is necessary. Please follow the link below to join the webinar. The session will be in English.

Meeting link: Go here 

Meeting ID: 845 4979 2793

Password: 518650

NIT Urban Heritage Lab is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey that investigates the role of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in achieving inclusive, circular, and sustainable cities. The third edition of the Urban Heritage Lab Autumn Course is organized by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), in collaboration with Middle East Technical University (METU), Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development, and with the support of the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul.

The course will spotlight archaeological heritage in urban contexts and explore a series of topical issues, including: How can archaeological heritage in urban settings contribute to presenting the stories of a city and its inhabitants? Given the nature of archaeological remains (often underfoot, fragmented, limited to small exposures, disconnected from present-day communities, obstructing rather than enabling present-day urban movement), what are the specific challenges of archaeological heritage in this respect? What are the best strategies for preservation, display and public engagement? Can archaeological heritage be a driver for sustainable urban development in a time of climate crisis?

Between September 22 and December 15 (except for October 20 and 27), NIT offers a series of public webinars on Archaeological Heritage and Liveable Cities from academics and professionals every Friday from 16.00-18.00 (Turkish time). Follow NIT’s social media and announcements to receive the Zoom links for these weekly meetings.