Since 2007, the International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium has been organized every three years in memory of late Sevgi Gönül, a member of the Koç family, who promoted awareness about cultural heritage and growth of Byzantine studies in Turkey. GABAM took over the organization of the symposium starting with the fifth reiteration in June 2019. The main theme of the fifth symposium was “Byzantine Anatolia: Space and Communities.” The Symposium redressed the balance by focusing on settlements and communities of Anatolia. New voices from diverse disciplines were presented to share ideas, challenge established views, and showcase a wealth of new material emerging from field studies and research in history and art history. Contributions from international and domestic scholars actively involved in the study of Byzantine Anatolia were brought together to create a new reference for future research.