89th Anniversary of the
Happy Republic Day!
Monday, October 29
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Ankara State Opera and Ballet Chorus and Soloists
Conductor: Naci Özgüç
at 8 p.m. / Ankara State Opera
M. Sun | Suites “Kurtuluş” and “Cumhuriyet”
Masters of Maps: Piri Reis and Mercator
The historical period often called the "Age of Discovery," when navigators set off on sea voyages to explore the far corners of the world, was also a golden age of cartography. The years 2012 and 2013 mark the 500th anniversaries of two milestones in the history of mapmaking: the birth of cartographer Gerardus Mercator in Rupelmonde, Belgium, in 1512, and the production by Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis of a world map in 1513.
In conjunction with these anniversaries, and also coinciding with the October 15-20 visit of a Belgian economic mission to Turkey under the auspices of Prince Philippe of Belgium, Bilkent University hosted an exhibition and symposium on these giants of 16th-century cartography.
Nobel Committee Cites Bilkent Graduates' Work
IAED Students Win Design Competition for Museums
Cemre Naz Kutluata and Ceren Pektaş, students in the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, have received first prize in the recent Design Competition for Museums (Müzeler için Tasarım Yarışması).