This Week’s Selections from VEKAM Content

July 8, 2020

This week’s theme is Archives!


Online Conference:

KU Libraries International Archives Day Conference


Coinciding with the International Archives Day, Koç University’s Libraries will host an online conference titled “Digital Transformations: Analyzing Archives from Multiple Aspects” on June 9th at 2pm. The event will bring together people from different professions and introduce the various perspectives that the digitalization of archives encompasses.  The conference sessions will cover the role of education, the role of donation and archival practice and the role of users and legal aspects in digital transformation.  Distinguished speakers will join from the US, the UK and Türkiye, sharing their perspective on the archives world.

Date: Haziran 09 / June 09

Hour: 14:00 / 2 pm

This event will be held via Zoom.

Please click here to register <<


An article on Digitization in Cultural Memory Institutions by Tolga Çakmak,  published in VEKAM’s Journal of Ankara Studies. Journal of Ankara Studies is an interdisciplinary biannual refereed journal.

Digitization in Cultural Memory Institutions: Analysis of the Practices Carried Out in 17 Institutions in Ankara, Tolga Çakmak <<


 Avrupa Arşivlerinde Osmanlı İmparatorluğu (Ottoman Empire in European Archives)

Editor: Yonca Köksal, Mehmet Polatel
Language: Turkish
Publication House: Koç University VEKAM Publications
Publication Year: 2014

The book is a compilation of the selected papers presented in the conferences titled “Turkish-European Relations viewed through archive documents” held on 1-2 April, 2010, and “International Relations of Türkiye in the light of archive documents” held on 31 March-1 April, 2011, by Vehbi Koç and Ankara Studies and Applied Research Center (VEKAM). The papers revolve around the shared axis of analyses based on European archives containing Ottoman documents or documents related to the Ottoman Empire. This collection of studies of various European archives is the first of its type. The book brings together articles based on studies of the archives of the UK, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Macedonia, Albania, and Bosnia. In this sense, it offers a primary source of reference for researchers who work or plan to work on European archives. The articles are ordered alphabetically according to the names of the countries involved. The book is concluded by an article by Prof. Halil İnalcık, discussing the significance of Ottoman-European relations for contemporary Turco-European relations.

 VEKAM Archive Collections

Ankara Photograph, Postcard and Engraving Collection <<

Ankara Documents Collection <<

Ankara Map and Plan Archive <<

Ankara Immovable Cultural Property Collection <<

Ankara Orchard House Collection <<

VEKAM LoCloud Collection <<

Vehbi Koç Press Clippings Collection <<

Civil Architectural Memory Ankara 1930-1980 Structure Inventory <<

Ankara State Conservatory Collection <<