Omur Harmansah

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    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Art History
    Secondary Department: Classics and Mediterran Studies
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: Henry Hall 309 Phone: 3123550616
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Ancient art and architecture, archaeology of the Middle East, political ecology, climate change, environmental humanities, architectural documentation, fieldwork, landscape archaeology, cultural heritage, material culture

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Experience with working with project databases, maps, and images is preferred.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I can offer collaborations with undergraduate students in multiple projects, depending on their interests. i currently work on issues of climate change and the global ecological crisis and how that's impacting the way we write history, history of art and architecture.

    Another potential project of collaboration is the Yalburt Yaylasi Archaeological Landscape Project, an archaeological survey project in west-central Turkey. The project had 8 fieldwork season where archaeological data were collected. More information about the project can be found here:
    This project investigates the politics of water and settlement in the southern borderlands of the Hittite Empire (modern day central Turkey), following an ecological perspective and the field methodologies of landscape archaeology. The student would be help with work on managing the database of the project and preparing fieldwork data for publication.

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