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Redford, Scott

Redford, Scott (b. November 1956, USA), art historian and director. Served as ANAMED director from 2005 to 2015.

After receiving a doctorate in fine arts from Harvard University, USA, in 1989, Dr. Redford worked as an assistant professor at Georgetown University in both the School of Foreign Service and the Department of Fine Arts. Between 1997 and 2008, he lectured at the Culture and Politics Program of the School of Foreign Service. From 1990 to 2008, he was director of the university’s McGhee Eastern Mediterranean Studies Center in Alanya. In the 2004-05 academic year, Professor Redford was a guest researcher at Bilkent University Department of Archaeology, and from 2005 to 2015 he served as the ANAMED director. Between 2008 and 2013, he also gave lectures at Koç University on a range of subjects, including the Crusades, the Seljuks and Islamic architecture in Medieval Anatolia.

Professor Redford is currently the Nasser D. Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). He is also a member of the editorial boards for the following publications: Adalya, Hacettepe University Social and Human Sciences Magazine, and Muqarnas.

His chief published works are: Landscape and the State in Medieval Anatolia: Seljuk Gardens and Pavilions of Alanya, Turkey (2000; Anadolu Selçuklu Bahçeleri [Alanya/Alaiyye], 2008); Victory Inscribed: The Seljuk Fetihname on the Citadel Walls of Antalya, Turkey/Taşa Yazılan Zafer: Antalya İçkale Surlarındaki Selçuklu Fetihnamesi (with Gary Leiser, 2008), The Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East: Excavations at Gritille, Turkey (2014) and Legends of Authority: The 1215 Seljuk Inscriptions of Sinop Citadel, Turkey (2014).

Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.