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Introducing Water Heritage for Sustainable Cities: The Revalorization of the Valens Aqueduct in Istanbul

By Esen Kayan At this moment we feel the weight of the increasingly looming climate change, especially in bustling cities where people are concerned that the sources of life we […]

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An Analysis of Serdtse Turtsii: Pre-Cold War Stories of Self-Emancipation and Idealism

On the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, an atmosphere of celebration, joy and gratitude was in the air. For the people who wanted to stay inside, tv channels […]

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Community Politics and Urban Regeneration: Exploring Entrepreneurial Governance in the Left-Behind Areas of Istanbul

By Ebru Kurt Özman As a recipient of the Fall 2023 fellowship at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), I’m truly thankful for this wonderful opportunity. The warm and friendly […]

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METU TAÇDAM’s Studies of Post-Earthquake Antakya: From Hope for Recovery to Concerns over Loss

On 6th of February, Turkish people received news that left them shocked for weeks. Two massive earthquakes shook the southern provinces of the country. I remember being stuck by the […]

Lecture Video: METU TAÇDAM’s Studies of Post-Earthquake Antakya: From Hope for Recovery to Concerns over Loss

In the wake of two formidable earthquakes that shook the southern regions of Turkey on February 6, Antakya, a city steeped in rich, multi-layered cultural heritage, faced not only the […]

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NIT Fellowship Chronicles: Unveiling the Tapestry of Religious Diplomacy and Academic Enrichment Across Istanbul

By Ediz Hazır Embarking on a journey of academic enrichment through the NIT fellowship has been a transformative experience, opening doors to new opportunities, collaborations, and intellectual growth. Over the […]

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Istanbul’s Panoramic Constructions and Destructions: Notes from On the Spot

by Mehmet Kentel This lecture explores how Istanbul was imagined in the panoramic medium, from early modern prospects to purposefully-built rotundas in the modern times, based on the exhibition On […]

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NINO/EOL Lecture: De dorstige stad. Water in historisch Constantinopel en hedendaags Istanbul

by Fokke Gerritsen In this lecture, Fokke Gerritsen (director at the Netherlands Institute in Turkey) will discuss Constantinople’s water supply through the centuries and the rich material and immaterial heritage […]

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Lightning Presentations

NIT’s former fellows, students and interns will present a series of lightning presentations within the theme of Urban Studies during the NIT Day in Leiden on 13 December 2023, between […]

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NIT Day in Leiden

Welkom bij de NIT-dag in Leiden 13 December 2023, 10:00-16:30 RMO Leemanszaal Are you interested in Archaeology, Ancient to Modern History, Cultural Heritage, or Urban Studies? This event is for […]