Boğaziçi University opens a Byzantine Research Center

Koç University is the first university in Turkey which opened a byzantine Research Center. Following this example, Boğaziçi University has become the first state university opening a byzantine Research Center. […]

Koç University is the first university in Turkey which opened a Byzantine Research Center. Following this example, Boğaziçi University has become the first university opening a Byzantine Research Center.

Koç University opened a Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (CLABS) in collaboration with Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in its Feneri Campus. For the first in Turkey, two Byzantine Research Centers have been founded. It is also significant that they have been opened in , the same year.

What is Byzantine ? It is İstanbul which etymologically means “in the city.” It is East- at the same . These lands were actually the lands once Byzantine had kept living for nearly one thousand years. Turkey's land overlaps with the land of Byzantine geographically. Therefore, it is not surprising that a Byzantine Research Center has been founded in the lands where Byzantine actually existed.





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