New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Artamonoff Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947
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New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Artamonoff Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is pleased to announce the release of a new online exhibition, Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947. The online exhibit is a recreation of the physical exhibit that was presented at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Istanbul from June 25 to November 10, 2013, … Continue reading

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: “A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films”
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New Online Exhibit from ICFA: “A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films”

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) presents a new online exhibit entitled “A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films”: http://www.doaks.org/icfa/truthful-record. This exhibit aims to reveal the context of the films created by the Byzantine Institute between the 1930s and 1940s by combining them with archival records from the collection The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton … Continue reading

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Before Byzantium
Byzantine Institute / Online Exhibit / Thomas Whittemore

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Before Byzantium

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) presents Before Byzantium: The Early Activities of Thomas Whittemore (1871-1931): http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/before-byzantium. This online exhibition focuses on Thomas Whittemore’s activities prior to founding of the Byzantine Institute in 1930. Bringing together three of ICFA’s archival collections—The Thomas Whittemore Papers, Early Archaeological Projects Associated with Thomas Whittemore, and The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks … Continue reading

Following in the footsteps of Nicholas Artamonoff
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Following in the footsteps of Nicholas Artamonoff

Written by William J. Harper, Koç University This past fall marked the beginning of my immersion in the world of Nicholas Artamonoff. Over the past four months, I have been working with the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dumbarton Oaks by identifying and creating metadata for 477 photographs of Istanbul and various Ottoman monuments … Continue reading

In the shadow of Kariye Camii…
Kariye Camii / Nicholas Artamonoff / Online Exhibit / Photographs

In the shadow of Kariye Camii…

A couple of weeks ago, we received an intriguing photo request here in ICFA. Usually, we receive requests from scholars, who are seeking to reproduce images from ICFA’s collections in their journal articles or scholarly publications. This inquiry was different. Adil Murat Kansiz, a gentleman living in Istanbul, was interested in an image of Kariye … Continue reading

A Different View
Cataloging / Digitization / Nicholas Artamonoff / Online Exhibit / Photographs

A Different View

Written by Aly DesRochers Nicholas V. Artamonoff may have just been an amateur photographer, but his camera lens skillfully captured a full and varied view of the city of Istanbul in the 1930s and 1940s. ICFA holds only 542 photographs of mostly Byzantine buildings and monuments in the city, but the Freer Gallery of Art … Continue reading

Artamonoff’s Photographic Puzzle
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Artamonoff’s Photographic Puzzle

Written by Aly DesRochers, ICFA Intern The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives at Dumbarton Oaks holds (among other things) thousands of photographs from Byzantine sites throughout the world.  Most of these have been catalogued, printed and made available for researchers. But our archive still holds some mysteries amid its shelves and cold storage freezers. One such … Continue reading