Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

25 Sep '23 Lecture

NIT Urban Heritage Lab Public Lecture Series

NIT organizes public lectures between September and December 2023 focusing on archaeological heritage in urban contexts. You can find the topics and speakers of each lecture below.

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. As a part of this initiative, the Archaeological Heritage and Liveable Cities course takes place in the autumn of 2023. Most of the weekly online lectures of this course are also available to the public.

The Urban Heritage Lab Autumn Course is organized by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), in collaboration with the 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.

Date Topic Speakers Meeting link
22 Sept.
4-6 pm
Discovering and documenting urban archaeological remains Güliz Bilgin Altınöz (Middle East Technical University)

Jeroen Bouwmeester (RCE, Netherlands National Heritage Agency)

Meeting link 
Meeting ID: 814 1106 5060
Passcode: 289130
29 Sept.

4-6 pm

Integrating archaeological heritage in urban planning, policy and design Yiğit Ozar (İstanbul Planlama Ajansı)

Corien Bakker (Den Haag municipal archaeologist)

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 828 5178 8193

Password: 096706

6 Oct.

4-6 pm

Increasing public awareness and engagement Erik Graafstal (Utrecht Heritage Service)

Lara Menenghini (Lazarretti Veneziani)


13 Oct.

4-6 pm


Urban Archaeology in Ankara: The Temple of Augustus in Past and Present Ton Derks (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) - The Res Gestae Inscription on the Temple of Augustus at Ankara

Ketty Iannantuono (Radboud Universiteit) - Italian archaeological research in Ankara in 1910.

Meeting link

Meeting ID: 845 4979 2793

Password: 518650

3 Nov.

4-5 pm

Plural Heritagesof Istanbul - Re-interpreting the Land Walls with Residents Ayşegül Yılmaz - ANAMED  
10 Nov.

4-5 pm

Urban archaeological heritage and art Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige - Artistic encounters with archaeological heritage

 Meeting link

Meeting ID: 876 6305 7837

Password: 436991

17 Nov.

4-6 pm

Architectural designs for archaeological heritage in Istanbul Oğuz Özer - Saraçhane Arkeopark Project

Heval Zeliha Yüksel & Ilgın Avcı - Theodosius Harbour Project

(Turkish with simultaneous translation)

 Meeting link: Go here
Meeting ID: 821 9749 7781
Password: 222937
24 Nov.

4-6 pm

Case studies from the Netherlands Peter Kranendonk - Mirror of the City. Amsterdam’s North/South metroline and its Archaeology  Meeting link
Meeting ID: 820 8325 2330
Password: 038376
1 Dec.

4-6 pm

Case studies from the Netherlands Maarten Groenendijk (Green Archaeology) - Archaeology-Sustainable Building in a City Centre  
4 Dec.

8-9 pm

Case Studies from Türkiye Güliz Bilgin Altınöz and Özgün Özçakır (Middle East Technical University) - Urban Heritage in Post-earthquake Antakya  
 15 Dec.

4-6 pm

Final Project Presentations Archaeological Heritage and Liveable Cities Course Participants