LHF Conference in Istanbul: ‘The Effects and Contributions of Levantines in the development of Beyoğlu/Pera and Galata Neighbourhoods: A long heritage of Trade, Culture and Arts since 1453’ (25th September is planned as a cultural day) - For enquiries for the conference please contact:
Tickets available from 1st September.
24th Levantine Heritage Foundation dinner gathering, with guest speakers author Jerry Brotton: ‘This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World’ and LHF trustee Zeynep Cebeci Suvari: ‘Consular property records of the Italian community of Istanbul 1873-1910’ - details to follow
Cambridge University, England
Book launch: ‘Les Levantines de Smyrne XIX siecle - Rinaldo Marmara’ in Rome, at the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. To attend please e-mail - flyer:
Seminar: ‘Svenskar i Konstantinopel under det långa 1700-talet’ [Swedes in Constantinople in the long eighteenth century] - M. A. Karin Berner, Uppsala, docent Paula Henrickson, Uppsala & docent Joachim Östulund, Lund, Sweden.
Engelska Parken Humanistiskt Centrum, hall 6 room 0022, Uppsala, Sweden
Conference: ‘Instruments between East and West’, Istanbul.
XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium
Conference: The Mercantile Effect: On art and exchange in the Islamicate world during 17th – 18th centuries, Istanbul and London.
Lecture by Philip Mansel: ‘Aleppo: a Warning from History’, Kensington Central Library, London W8 - info
Exhibition: Anatolian Travels, 19th century - Arkas Art Centre, Kordon, Izmir
Call for Papers - Rethinking Late Ottoman Civilization Symposium - The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Conference - call for papers, Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 1400-1750 - Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK.
We are sad to report the death of the scholar Vangelis Kechriotis 27 August 2015 (aged 46) who was an Assistant Professor, Department of History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and was one of our session chairs of our 2014 Levantine Conference in Istanbul - an online interview. May he rest in peace.
We are sad to report the death of our friend Alex Baltazzi of Izmir on 18 September 2015 who was one of our original contributors to this project and was the local organiser of the First Symposium on Levantines Conference in Izmir in November 2010, as well as many other gatherings. May he rest in peace. Obituary:
We are sad to report the death of the foremost scholar on Levantine studies Livio Missir de Lusignan on 16 October 2015. The scholar was born in Izmir 1931 and has published numerous papers and books on the story and genealogy of Levantines. May he rest in peace. Obituary: