Turkey stands at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The lands within its borders and the surrounding Black Sea region have seen centuries of fascinating history and pre-history. Their legacy: knowledge and lessons of potentially vital importance for all our futures.
The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), a registered charity, is internationally renowned for over 60 years’ work supporting, enabling and encouraging world-class research in Turkey and the Black Sea region in the fields of history, archaeology and related social sciences. Founded in 1947, the BIAA was incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom. The BIAA is one of the British Academy's overseas Institutes. It has offices in Ankara and London, and a dedicated staff of experts from a wide variety of academic and cultural backgrounds.
BIAA research engages with Turkey as a crossroads, Turkey’s interactions with the Black Sea region and its other neighbours, and Turkey as a distinctive creative and cultural hub in a global and regional perspective.
British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara - Registered office as
above (London) - Registered Charity No. 313940 and a company
limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 477436
The British Institute at Ankara is an independent academic
institution. It is committed to freedom of expression and
has no governmental or party-political connections. As an
institution devoted to the principle of academic freedom,
research and activities sponsored by the BIAA may sometimes
address issues which are politically sensitive. The BIAA
accepts no responsibility for views expressed or conclusions
reached in research and activities which it sponsors.