After completing his Bachelor’s studies at Middle East Technical University’s Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Engin Akyürek received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Department of Art History at İstanbul University. With scholarships from the Vehbi Koç Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University, Akyürek continued his doctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA. In 1998, with a Post-Doctoral Scholarship from the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), Akyürek worked as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois for three months. Between 1998-2014 Akyürek taught Byzantine art history at the Istanbul University.
Having completed his undergraduate studies in History and Archaeology at the University of Athens, Nikos Kontogiannis studied for his MPhil and PhD in the Universities of Birmingham and Athens respectively. He went on to work as Byzantine archaeologist in the Archaeological Service of Greece for more than fifteen years, engaged in monument preservation, excavations and cultural management projects in various regions. Lecturer at the Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of Peloponnese (2005-2009). Recipient of the British School at Athens Centenary Award (2013), and fellow at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies (Princeton, 2004), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Washington D.C., 2014), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 2015).
Studied sociology at Galatasaray University, worked successively as production assistant, public relations account executive, operation manager, congress/M.I.C.E project assistant, festival-sponsorship and project manager. Coordinating International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium from 2018.
Received her B.A. degree from department of Archaeology of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts and M.Sc. degree from department of History of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University. She has worked in several domestic and international archaeological excavations between years of 2005 and 2013, while doing volunteer work for Glass Collection of Istanbul Archaeological Museums’ Classical Section between 2006 and 2010. During years 2010-2016 she has worked as a content editor for temporary and permanent exhibition projects
Received his B.A. degree from department of History of Art at İstanbul University. Attended archaeological excavations both in and out of Turkey.