Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations
Koç University

 RCAC, Research Center for Anatolian Civilization`s is part of Koç University, Istanbul.

Koç, a private Turkish university was created in 1993 by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic establishments in the country.  In 2001 Professor Attila Aşkar was elected President of the University.  A student body of circa 3500, programs (BA to MA and PhD) ranging from the sciences into the social sciences, English as the language of instruction,  Koç University is one of Turkey`s top university.

RCAC was created in 2005 as a center of superior intellectual standing supporting and disseminating research on historical art, architecture, archaeology and related in Turkey in the Graeco-Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods.  RCAC is located in the heart of Beyoğlu in Istanbul in close proximity to the city`s other research institutes.  It offers a yearly program of Residential Fellowships at the Junior (pre-doctoral) and Senior (post-doctoral) levels to international scholars working on individual research projects.  The Center affords a developing research library, an auditorium, an exhibition space and residential quarters for its Fellows.
Parallel to its Fellowship program RCAC closely collaborates with Koç University`s MA program in Anatolian Civilization and Cultural Heritage Management.
Public activities at RCAC include a yearly International Symposium, Mini-Symposia on the current year Fellow`s research projects, joint workshops and conferences organized with other research institutions.  Themes vary from “Perceptions of the Roman and Byzantine Past in the Turkish Republic”(December 2006) to “At the Crossroads of Empire 14th – 15th Century Eastern Anatolia” (May 2007).


Address: RCAC – Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University
Istiklal Caddesi – Nur-I Ziya Sok. 5, Istanbul – Beyoğlu, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 393 600
Fax: +90 212 338 1248
Email: rcac_info@ku.edu.tr
Url: www.ku.edu.tr