Nevsehir Haci Bektas Veli University
Tolga B. Uyar (Ph.D University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2011) is specialized in Byzantine art, architecture and archaeology, with special emphasis on the monumental painting of Cappadocia. His broader research interests include the methodological questions related to the “archaeology of art,” the interactions between visual, written, oral, and material cultures in the Medieval Mediterranean, popular piety across religions, and the issues of identity as they relate to artistic production. His current project concentrates on the digital modeling and interpreting settlement patterns in Cappadocia through the viewshed analysis where the positioning of the monuments and other settlement features are evaluated relative to the landscape. Tolga Uyar’s research has been awarded several scholarships from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Onassis Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Koç University ANAMED Research Center, Suna Inan Kıraç Foundation and he also worked as a research collaborator in the Academy of Athens. Since 2011 he is co-directing the “Cappadocia in Context” graduate seminar, a summer field school for Koç University and since 2015 he is teaching in the History of Art Department at NEVU (Nevşehir Hacı Bektas Veli University) in Cappadocia.