GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESSETTLEMENT ARCHAEOLOGY


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ufuk Serin


  



Room No: 412 (Faculty of Architecture New Building)

 

Phone: (210) 7289

 

E-mail: userin(at)metu.edu.tr

            ufukserin(at)gmail.com


Research Interests:

Late Antique and Byzantine Art, Architecture, and Topography; Landscape and Medieval Archaeology; History of Architecture; Cultural Heritage; Interpretation and Representation of Material Culture


Education:

Ph.D. (Early Christian Art and Archaeology): Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana (PIAC)

Specializzazione in Archeologia Cristiana: PIAC

M.ARCH. (Conservation of Cultural Heritage): Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Architecture

B.ARCH: METU, Department of Architecture


Post Doctoral Positions and Fellowships:

2011: School for Advanced Research (SAR), sponsored by UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

2010-2011: Gastwissenschaftlerin, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut (Max-Planck Art History Institute of Florence)

2010: Post Doctoral Research Grant, Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, Athens

1999 and 2008: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Harvard University, Washington, DC.


Research Projects:

2003-2011: Archaeological Survey of the Gulf of Mandalya, Caria (field director: Prof. Dr. R. Pierobon Benoit, University of Naples Federico II, Department of Human Sciences)

Role in the Project: Research into the Late Antique and Byzantine sites and settlements in Caria


2005-2008: European Commission: Euromed Heritage III: Byzantium-Early Islam (ByzeIs) Project Nº ME8/AIDOC/2000/2095-13 (CRIS 2003/076-566): www.byzantiumearlyislam.net; www.euromedheritage.net

Role in the Project: Coordinator for Turkey


1997-2002: Archaeological Excavations of Iasos, Caria (field director: F. Berti, former director of the National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara)

Role in the Project: Research into the Late Antique and Byzantine monuments and topography of Iasos (5th - 13th centuries)


Taught courses:


Undergraduate courses:

Principles of Cultural Heritage Conservation (ARCH)

Seminar in Conservation (CONS)

Urban Conservation Planning (CRP)


Development of a totally new course:

City in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Topography and Architecture (ARCH)


Graduate courses:

Design in Conservation (CONS)

Historical Structural Systems (CONS)

History of Architecture in the Middle East (CONS)

Sources and Methods of Research in Conservation (CONS)

Issues in Archaeological Heritage Management (SA)


Publications:



Serin, U. (in press), Survey Archaeology as a Source of Data: Principles and Practice, in M. Decker (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook to Byzantine Archaeology, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (under contract).


Serin, U. (in press), Late Antique and Byzantine Monuments, Sites, and Settlements in the Gulf of Mandalya in the light of Recent Archaeological Evidence, in Atti del XVI Congresso Internazionale di Archeologia Cristiana Roma 22-28 settembre ‘Costantino e i Costantinidi: l’innovazione costantiniana, le sue radici e i suoi sviluppi’, Vatican City, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana.


Serin, U. 2016 (in press), Monastery: Turkey, in C. Finney (ed.), Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, UK, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.


Serin, U. 2014, Bizans Ankarası ve Kaybolan bir Kültür Mirası: ‘St. Clement’ Kilisesi, METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture 31/2: 65-92.


Serin, U. 2013, Karya’daki Geç Antik ve Bizans Dönemi Yapı ve Yerleşimleri Üzerine Bazı Gözlemler, METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture 30/1: 199-211.


Serin, U. (2011), Late Antique and Byzantine Ankara: Topography and Architecture, in O. Brandt and P. Pergola (eds.), Marmoribus Vestita. Miscellanea in onore di Federico Guidobaldi: 1257-1280, Vatican City, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana.


Serin, U. 2009, Ankara bizantina e la trasformazione del tempio di Augusto e della dea Roma: ideologia o pragmatismo?, La Parola del Passato. Rivista di Studi Antichi 64/367: 271-312.


Serin, U. 2008, Byzantium-Early Islam and Byzantine Cultural Heritage in Turkey, in P. Atzaka, C. Papakyriakou and A. Pliota (eds.), Byzantium Early Islam. Cultural Heritage Management: Shared Experience beyond Boundaries: 209-239, Thessaloniki, Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage.


Serin, U. 2006, Reinterpretation, Valorization and Rehabilitation of Historic Urban Areas: The Byzantine Citadel of Ankara, in C. Wang, Q. Sheng and C. Sezer (eds.), Modernization and Regionalism. Re-inventing the Urban Identity, II: 956-963, Delft, International Forum of Urbanism.


Serin, U. 2006, Byzantine Ankara and the Conversion of the Temple of Augustus and Rome, in F. Haarer and E. Jeffreys (eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London 21-26 August 2006), III. Abstracts of Communications: 251, London, Ashgate.


Serin, U. 2005, Some Observations on the Middle Byzantine Church Outside the East Gate at Iasos, in R. Pierobon Benoit (ed.), Iasos e la Caria: Nuovi studi e ricerche: 156-178, Napoli, La Parola del Passato/Macchiaroli Editore.


Serin, U. 2005, Iasos’daki Erken Hıristiyan ve Bizans Kiliseleri, in L. Özgenel (ed.), Eskiçağ’ın Mekânları/Zamanları/İnsanları: 56-73, Ankara, Homer Books.


Serin, U. 2005, Threats and Vulnerabilities in Archeological Sites. Case Study: Iasos, in Monuments and Sites in Their Setting. Conserving Cultural Heritage in Changing Landscapes and Townscapes, Proceedings of ICOMOS 15th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, I: 476-482, Xi’an, World Publishing Corporation.


Serin, U. 2004, Early Christian and Byzantine Churches at Iasos in Caria: An Architectural Survey (Monumenti di Antichità Cristiana, Serie II/XVII), Vatican City, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana (with the support of TÜBİTAK Publication Grant).


Serin, U. 2001, Le chiese paleocristiane e bizantine di Iasos: considerazioni cronologiche e problemi relativi alla topografia Cristiana, Bollettino dell’Associazione Iasos di Caria 7: 30-35.


Serin, U. 1998, La cittadella di Ankara dopo G. de Jerphanion: problemi di conservazione e proposte per il recupero urbano, Mélanges de l’École Française de Rome-Moyen Age, 110/2: 953-970.


Papers presented:

 

Invited Lectures and Colloquia:

 

Serin, U. 2014 International Conference: Signs of Cohabitations in the Urban Spaces of the Roman Near East (1st-6th c. CE), University of Naples Federico II (unable to accept)


Serin, U. 2012 Katakomblar ve Katakomb Sanatı (Art of the Catacombs), 1. Ankara Arkeoloji Günleri, organized by METU, Hacettepe and Ankara Universities


Serin, U. 2011 Late Antique and Byzantine Monuments and the Topography of Caria in the light of New Archaeological Evidence, School for Advanced Research (SAR), Santa Fe, NM


Serin, U. 2009 Late Antique and Byzantine Ankara and the Transformation of the Temple of Rome and Augustus, Bilkent University, Department of Archaeology


Serin, U. 2008 Byzantine Ankara and the Transformation of the Temple of Rome and Augustus, METU, Graduate Program of Art and Architectural History


Serin, U. 2005 Ankara bizantina e la trasformazione del tempio di Augusto e della dea Roma: ideologia o pragmatismo?, University of Naples Federico II, Department of History


Serin, U. 2005 Le chiese bizantine e la topografia cristiana di Iasos in Caria, University of Bologna/Cesena, Department of Architecture


Serin, U. 2004  Early Christian and Byzantine Churches at Iasos in Caria, METU, Department of Archeometry


Serin, U. 1997 La cittadella di Ankara dopo G. de Jerphanion: problemi di conservazione e proposte per il recupero urbano, International Congress on La Turquie de G. de Jerphanion, sj, organized by École Française de Rome, University of Rome La Sapienza and Pontificio Istituto Orientale

 

Presentations:

 

Serin, U. 2016 Interpreting Heritage: Archaeology and Byzantine Studies in Turkey, Mediterranean Studies Association (MSA) 19th Annual International Congress, University of Palermo, Italy


Serin, U. 2013  Late Antique and Byzantine Monuments, Sites, and Settlements in the Gulf of Mandalya, XVI Congresso Internazionale di Archeologia Cristiana ‘Costantino e i Costantinidi: l’innovazione costantiniana, le sue radici e i suoi sviluppi’, Rome, Italy


Serin, U. 2013 Byzantine Ankara and the Church of St. Clement, 16th Annual Mediterranean Studies Association (MSA) Congress, Angra do Heroismo (Terceira, Azores), Portugal


Serin, U. 2009Topografia cristiana e la trasformazione dei templi pagani nell’Asia Minore bizantina: tra ideologia e pragmatismo, 12th Annual International Mediterranean Studies Association(MSA) Congress, University of Cagliari, Italy


Serin, U. 2008 Byzantine Cultural Heritage in Turkey, Euromed Heritage III: Byzantium Early Islam Final Conference, Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage, Thessaloniki, Greece


Serin, U. 2007 Some Observations on the Late Antique and Byzantine Rural Settlements in Asia Minor, 10th Annual International MSA Congress, University of Evora, Portugal


Serin, U. 2007 Ancient Ankara as Represented through Spolia Used in Its Byzantine Fortifications, Society of Architectural Historians’ 60th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA, with “The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award in recognition of the scholarly work”, sponsored by Samuel H. Kress Foundation


Serin, U. 2006 Reinterpretation, Valorization and Rehabilitation of Historic Urban Areas: The Byzantine Citadel of Ankara, International Forum on Urbanism, TU Delft/Tsinghua University Beijing/NTU Taipei, Beijing, China


Serin, U. 2006 Byzantine Ankara and the Conversion of the Temple of Augustus and Rome, 21st International Congress of Byzantine Studies, University of London, UK


Serin, U. 2006 Iasos: A Roman Harbor in Caria Through the Middle Ages in the Light of New Archaeological Evidence, 9th Annual International MSA Congress, University of Genoa, Italy


Serin, U. 2005 Threats and Vulnerabilities in Archeological Sites. Case Study: Iasos, ICOMOS 15th General Assembly: Monuments and Sites in Their Setting. Conserving Cultural Heritage in Changing Landscapes and Townscapes, Xi’an, China


Serin, U. 2004 The Transformation of Anatolian Basilicas in the Byzantine Middle Ages, 7th Annual International MSA Congress, University of Barcelona, Spain


Serin, U. 2003 The Church Outside the East Gate at Iasos (Caria), poster presented to the International Congress Leggere un territorio: la Caria attraverso le recenti indagini archeologiche, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Serin, U. 2003 Iasos’daki Erken Hıristiyan ve Bizans Kiliseleri, Graduate Research Symposium Eskiçağ’ın Mekanları/Zamanları/İnsanları, Middle East Technical University, Ankara



Dissertations Supervised:


Ongoing dissertations supervised:


Fall 2015-16-Present, “A Study on the Architectural and Socio-Cultural Transformations and their Impact on the Conservation of Dereköy after the Population Exchange Between Turkey and Greece (1923)”, by Merve Çolak, for the Degree of M.S. in Conservation


Fall 2015-16-Present, “A Study on the Geotechnical Aspects and Foundation Types of Ancient Greek and Roman Temples in Caria, Western Asia Minor”, by Onur Doğan, for the Degree of M.S. in Conservation


Fall 2015-16-Present, “Archeological Sites and Rural Settlements: A Reassessment of Threats and Potentials for the Integrated Conservation of Iasos-Kıyıkışlacık (Muğla)”, by Damla Erdem, for the Degree of M.S. in Conservation


Fall 2015-16-Present, “Site Interpretation and Visitor Management at the Byzantine Settlement of Herakleia/Latmos (Caria)”, by Aslı Hetemoğlu, for the Degree of M.S. in Conservation


Fall 2015-16-Present, “A Study on the Building Techniques and Materials in the Late Antique and Byzantine Fortifications in Anatolia: Ancyra and Nicaea”, by Mercan Yavuzatmaca, for the Degree of M.S. in Conservation


Fall 2015-16-Present, “An ‘Excluded’ Past between the Roman and Ottoman: A Model for the Reassessment, Valorization, and Representation of Byzantine Cultural Heritage in Turkey”, by Nehir Akgün, Ph.D. Dissertation, Conservation of Cultural Heritage


Spring 2014-15- Present, “A Proposal for an Administrative Structure for Cultural Heritage Management in Turkey”, by Ela Bozkurt, Ph.D. Dissertation, Conservation of Cultural Heritage


Spring 2014-15-Present, “A Critical Analysis of ‘Value’ Assessment in Conservation”, by Hüseyin Koyuncugil, Ph.D. Dissertation, Conservation of Cultural Heritage


Spring 2009-10-Present, “Conservation and Refunctioning of a Modern Republican Building: the Exhibition Hall in Ankara”, by Onur Oruç, Ph.D. Dissertation, Conservation of Cultural Heritage