Conservation of cultural heritage on Alaeddin Hill in Konya from the 19th century to present day

Tezin Türü: Doktora

Tezin Yürütüldüğü Kurum: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Mimarlık Fakültesi, Mimarlık Bölümü, Türkiye

Tezin Onay Tarihi: 2011

Tezin Dili: İngilizce


Asıl Danışman (Eş Danışmanlı Tezler İçin): Ömür Bakırer

Eş Danışman: Ayşe Güliz Bilgin Altınöz


This thesis presents and discusses the conservation history of the archaeological and architectural heritage on Alaeddin Hill in Konya, its close surroundings, and the mentioned area itself as the cultural heritage. The aim of this discussion is, to emphasize the necessity for the preparation of studies like this one before the decision making processes in the urban areas, where the archaeological and architectural heritage are located in a multi-layered structure. This thesis also comprises a methodology proposal for similar studies of the future. The discussed period begins in 1867 dated fire, which resulted in changes in the urban fabric of Konya, and extends to 2009. This period is divided into seven sub periods for this discussion by some significant dates, which are accepted as breaking points, and different types of conservation related events are studied with their components. The thesis ends with the postscript, in which the studied processes and the applied methodology are evaluated.