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Mr. Batuhan Ozdemir

Postgraduate Research Student

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Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Archaeology  


Academic Biography

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Archaeology with two master's degrees in Archaeology (2018) and Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (2020) programmes. My research focuses on the Charles Fellows' (1799-1860) Lycian collection in the British Museum, examining the framing of Lycian cultural identity in the context of changing geopolitics and attitudes in archaeology and museums.

Talks and Presentations

2022 - Paper: "Visual Language of Ancient Architecture: Architectural Depictions in the Mosaics from Antioch on-the-Orontes and its vicinity" presented at the International Conference and Workshop of Homage to Antioch Mosaics: Current Stand and Perspectives. Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya-Hatay, Turkey. 

2022 - Paper: "Framing the Charles Fellows' Lycian Collection in the British Museum in the Context of Ancient and Modern Geopolitics and Cultural Identities" presented at Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conference 2022, Art in Archaeology: Production, Transmission and Reception. Oxford, UK (Zoom).


2022/2023: Tutoring undergraduate modules

Cities in Antiquity ARCH1131

Ancient Civilisations: Sources, Approaches and Methods ARCH1151


2022: Seedcorn Fund - Durham University Department of Archaeology

2020: David Brown Bursary, School of Art, Media and American Studies. University of East Anglia.

2018-Present: Higher Education Scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of National Education in order for me to study Master's and PhD in the UK.

2012-2013: Erasmus Scholarship. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Klassische und Christliche Archäologie.

Excavation Projects

2015-2018: Kelenderis Archaeological Project. Archaeologist, Deputy Director.

2014: Zeugma Archaeological Project, Archaeologist.

2013: Salvage Excavation Project of Anatolian Civilization Museum in Çağa, Ankara. Archaeology Student.

2010-2012: Zeugma Archaeological Project, Archaeology Student.

Research interests

  • Lycian Tombs and their Identities
  • Universal Museums
  • Heritage Management of the Ottoman Empire
  • Visual Representations of Roman Architecture


Journal Article

  • Ozdemir, Batuhan (2020). Gallery Review - Visualising an Ancient Legend: The "Troy: Myth and Reality Exhibition" at the British Museum. Journal of Ankara University Faculty of Fine Arts 2(1): 27-50.