Our story is quite a story… resilience through oral history
Led by: Marianne Boqvist
Funded by: Creative Force (MENA), SI (Swedish Institute)
Researcher at the SRII: Marianne Boqvist
Duration: 2021–23

Medieval Smyrna / Izmir: The Transformation of a City and its Hinterland from Byzantine to Ottoman Times (MESMY)
Led by: Prof. Dr. Andreas Külzer
Funded by: FWF (Austrian Science Fund)
Researcher at the SRII: Myrto Veikou
Duration: 2021–2024

Rememberings: Human Rights, Historical Trauma and the Future of Pluralism in the Eastern Mediterranean
Led by: Olof Heilo, Andrea Karlsson
Funded by: SI (Swedish Institute)
Coordinators: Murat Devres, Gül Hur
Duration: 2020–2022

Retracing Connections: Byzantine Storyworlds in Greek, Arabic, Georgian, and Old Slavonic (c. 950 – c. 1100)
Led by: Ingela Nilsson
Funded by: RJ (Riksbankens jubileumsfond)
Researcher at the SRII: Ingela Nilsson
Duration: 2020–2027



Cultural heritage of Syrian refugees from Palmyra in Turkey
Funded by: ALIPH (International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas)
Duration: 2021

RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond
Led by: Önver Cetrez
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon2020)
Researchers at the SRII: Ela Gökalp Aras, Zeynep Şahin Mencütek
Local partners in Istanbul: Ayhan Kaya, Susan Rottman
Duration: 2017–2020

Victoria Romana in Late Antique Visual Culture: Tradition and Transformation in the Representation of Victory, Empire and Eternity c. 250–750
Researcher: Cecilia Olovsdotter
Funded by: Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond
Duration: 2016–2018

Nationell identitet och medborgarskap i turkiska fredagspredikningar: från tiden för ungturkarnas revolution 1908 till de pro-islamiska regeringarna under tidigt 2000-tal
Led by: Elisabeth Özdalga
Funded by: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Researcher at the SRII: Elisabeth Özdalga
Duration: 2014–2018

Arkitekturmotiv och deras symbolik i senantik bildkonst (ca 200–600 e. Kr.)
Researcher: Cecilia Olovsdotter
Funded by: Kungliga Vitterhetsakademien, Riksbankens jubileumsfond
Duration: 2010–2014

Gendered Violence in the Turkish Media
Researcher: Åsa Eldén
Funded by: Kungliga Vitterhetsakademien, Riksbankens jubileumsfond
Duration: 2010–2013