Cultural Encounters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period : Crusaders in Anatolia Symposium - online

Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center (VEKAM) is a Research Center of Koç University that supports academic research on Ankara and its environs ( VEKAM maintains an extensive library and archive that specializes in the history and culture of Ankara, the capital of Modern Turkey. Since 1994, the center organizes panels, symposiums, exhibitions, conferences and seminars that contribute to the academic life in Turkey; and publishes twice yearly a peer-reviewed journal: Journal of Ankara Studies (

Starting from Spring 2014, VEKAM has been organizing international symposiums to introduce various cultures that lived in Anatolia and support research in these fields of study under the title of  “Cultural Encounters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period”.

After the symposiums on the Georgian Empire, Ilkhanids, and Italians, within the scope of the series, we are thrilled to announce that this year’s theme is specified as “The Crusaders in Anatolia”. The symposium will be held online on May 27-28, 2021 due to pandemic. We believe that Cultural Encounters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period: The Crusaders in Anatolia symposium will be inspiring for researchers in this field.

Symposium will be held online. Registration is required

Symposium will be in Turkish and English. Simultaneous translation will be available.

(from VEKAM's website)

Further information and registration


Time & Place
Thursday, 27 May 2021 (All day) to Friday, 28 May 2021 (All day)
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