Netherlands Institute in Turkey
The Netherlands Institute in Turkey is a research center dedicated to the study of Turkey and surrounding regions through the ages. It conducts historical and archaeological research and aims to support studies in the humanities and social sciences that have a bearing on Turkey, by scholars as well as students, from the Netherlands and other countries. The institute is located in the central district of Beyoğlu in Istanbul.
The NIT was founded in 1958 and from the late 1970s onwards, the NIT has been actively involved in archaeological fieldwork projects in Turkey. In recent years, the scope of the institute’s academic activities has widened to include a range of disciplines under the overarching theme of heritage studies. Its well-equipped scientific library has served several generations of students and researchers and continues to serve the scholarly community in Istanbul. In addition to facilitating research and education, the NIT conducts and participates in several long-term projects in archaeology, urban heritage studies, and architectural history. NIT also organizes conferences, lectures and workshops, and initiates and coordinates intensive (summer) courses for university students.