Initiated by GABAM in 2017, the project digitizing the Istanbul City Walls, part of which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, has been conducted with an international team of 40 people.
The Byzantine Monuments Photo Archive is an ongoing project by Koç University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) to create a digital photographic archive of Byzantine monuments in Istanbul.
In cooperation with the Athens-based Friends of Music Society, GABAM has launched a new research project focusing on Byzantine musical instruments, scheduled to conclude within a two years. The main aim of the project is to create an elaborate documentation of Byzantine musical instruments through the design and production of a web portal which will include a fully integrated database for researchers, a digital exhibition for the wider public and educational applications.
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 Türkiye. 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.”
Prepared in collaboration between GABAM and Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII), Nordic Tales-Byzantine Paths presents interactions between two worlds via material remains and written sources.
This oral history project aims to shed light on the history of Byzantine studies that began to develop as an academic discipline in Turkish universities in the mid-twentieth century. Oral history interviews were conducted with scholars who have witnessed the emergence of Byzantine academic studies, gave direction to its development and contributed to its advancement.