Online talk: Çatalhöyük with Dr. Ian Hodder

TACAM was pleased to host another interesting webinar on history, with the participation of world renowned archaeologist and Çatalhöyük Research Project director for the last 25 years, Professor Ian Hodder. The title of his talk is “25 Years of Work at Çatalhöyük: What have we learned?” Çatalhöyük became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 during his leadership in the project. Dr. Hodder discussed the details of the excavations, archaeological findings, and preservation efforts in Çatalhöyük, one of the oldest human settlements located in Konya, Turkey.

Thursday, June 3
9:00 PM EST
Public · Hosted by TACAM
Online Event

The zoom event was held on Thursday, June 3 2021.

Dr. Hodder is the Dunlevie Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. Among his publications are: Symbols in Action (Cambridge 1982), Reading the Past (Cambridge 1986), The Domestication of Europe (Oxford 1990), The Archaeological Process (Oxford 1999), Çatalhöyük: The Leopard’s Tale (Thames and Hudson 2006), and Entangled: An archaeology of the relationships between humans and things (Wiley and Blackwell, 2012). Professor Hodder has been conducting the excavation of the 9,000 year-old Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey since 1993. The 25-year project has three aims – to place the art from the site in its full environmental, economic and social context, to conserve the paintings, plasters and mud walls, and to present the site to the public. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 1996. In the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours he was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to archaeology and UK/Turkey relations.