ANN 27.10.2005

Constructing Past in Middle East - Turkey & Greece, Jul 06

Jere L Bacharach


Constructing the Past in the Middle East

Summer Institute to be held in Istanbul, Turkey and Thessaloniki, Greece in
July 2006.

Funded by the Getty Foundation, in partnership with the University of
Washington’s Department of History, with the cooperation of Istanbul Bilgi

Application dealine: January 16, 2006

This intensive month-long program offers an in-depth examination of how
objects, buildings, and institutions conserve, preserve, and recreate the
past for diverse communities - now and for the future. Participants and
invited lecturers discuss recent critical approaches to national patrimony,
cultural memory, reception history, and the power of images, buildings, and
museums to mold communities. The program features a one-week field trip to
Thessaloniki, Greece and three weeks in Istanbul, Turkey with a field trip
to the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Topics include:
l Representing and Appropriating the Past: Theory and Interpretation
[Monuments and Layering]

l Seeing the Past in Selected Sites in Turkey and Greece [Layering,
Memorializing, and Displaying]

l Constructing the Pasts of the Middle East and Greece [Monuments and

l Museums and the Photographic Record [Displaying and Photographing]

Criteria for Participation:


-Applications are invited from scholars with a PhD or equivalent
experience in art history, archaeology, antiquities organizations, museums,
conservation and monument commissions, cultural anthropology, cultural
geography, history, comparative literature, and urban planning.

l The Summer Institute seeks participants from diverse backgrounds and

l Full program residency and participation in day and evening seminar
activities are required as detailed below

l Fluency in spoken and written English is required since all program
activities will be conducted in English

Fellowship Benefits

All successful applicants will be awarded a fellowship, which features:
1. Round trip airfare
2. Lodging and meals for the duration of the Institute
3. Site admissions
4. Institute materials

Fellowship Requirements:
l Attendance and participation in all Institute activities

Attendance at common meals - breakfast through dinner Monday through Friday
l Participation in and presentation of assigned readings and group
l Expectation of familiarity with web resources

For more information send an email to

How To Apply to the University of Washington 2006 Summer Institute

The online application for the 2006 program is now available. The
application process also requires that five copies of your curriculum vitae
be sent via mail.

Application dealine is January 16, 2006.


l Jere L. Bacharach
m History, University of Washington

l Irene A. Bierman
m Art History, UCLA

Lecturers include:

l Nurhan Atasoy, Professor Emerita, Art History, Istanbul University
Charalambos Bakirtzis, Director, Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities,
l Demetra Papanicola-Bakirzi, Director, Archaeological Institute for
and Thracian Studies, Thessaloniki
l Filiz Cagman, Director Emerita, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul
l Edhem Eldem, History, Bogazici University, Istanbul
l Sharon Gerstel, Art History, UCLA
l Nairy Hampikian, Architect and Conservation Management, Cairo
l Cigdem Kafescioglu, History, Bogazici University, Istanbul
l Robert S. Nelson, Art History, Yale University
l Nazan Olcer, Director, Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
l Nuray Ozaslan, International Relations, Anadolu University, Istanbul
l Wendy Shaw, Art History, Bilgi University
l H.R. H. Princess Wijdan Ali, President, Royal Society of Fine Arts,

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