About NIT Blog

The main objective of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey is to enhance research projects through planning a variety of activities such as lectures, conferences, workshops, study trips and many more activities related to academic studies, ranging from Ancient Anatolia to Contemporary Turkey.

The NIT blog was created to get insights from our fellows, hear their voices, and to look into their contributions to the NIT community. Our blog aims to see not only academic life, but also life in Turkey from the point of view of our fellows.


The institute is located in the central district of Beyoğlu in Istanbul. Its premises are in Merkez Han, a complex of Koç University that houses the university’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) as well as several other scientific institutions.


The NIT was founded in 1958 as a subsidiary institute of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), located in Leiden, Netherlands. Until 2005, it was named Netherlands Historical-Archaeological Institute. 

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