LHF-Istabul Christmas dinner - 190 TL per person with unlimited local drinks, in an old-time Istanbul restaurant, for info: - deadline for booking Monday 12th Dec.
24th Levantine Heritage Foundation dinner gathering in London, 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’ - flyer - booking
LHF Second Beyoğlu Conference in Istanbul: ‘The Levantines’ role in Turkey’s industrialization, westernization and modernization’ - we will soon specify exact dates and open the call for papers - enquiries:
Lecture: Swedish Orientalist, Art Historian, Collector & Dragoman in Istanbul, Fredrik Robert Martin - Ulla-Karin Warberg, Nordic Museum, Stockholm - info, Swedish Research Institute, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
The lasting impact of tobacco on the history of Kavala - final batch in a series of lectures, 2016 at 7 pm, Tobacco Warehouse, Tophane, Istanbul - info, Swedish Research Institute of Istanbul
Singing for Syrians: a Christmas evening of carols and readings, supporting some of Syria’s most vulnerable people - info, the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Istiklal cd, Beyoğlu, Istanbul - tickets to be purchased in advance.
Exhibition: Anatolian Travels, 19th century - Arkas Art Centre, Kordon, Izmir
Conference: The ‘Dangerous Classes’ in the Middle East and North Africa - BRISMES, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, England
Félix Ziem: Wanderer on the Sea of Light exhibition, Pera Museum, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Call for Papers - Global and International History: Migration - Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts - deadline 1 December 2016
Call for Papers - The performance of diplomacy in the early modern world Symposium - University of Granada and Stvdivm fæsvlanvm, Vienna - deadline: 15 January 2017
Symposium: Rethinking Late Ottoman Civilization Symposium - The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Call for papers for Workshop: The British Empire and the Turkish Republic in the 1920s and 30s - Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK - deadline 7 January 2017.
Conference: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 1400-1750 - Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK.
Conference: International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport - The Transformation of Sport and Physical Activity Through Time: Journeys in History - Tolip Hotel, Corniche Road, Roshdy, Alexandria, Egypt - deadline 7 December 2016.
Lecture by Philip Mansel: ‘Was Aleppo a Levantine city?’, Council for British Research in the Levant, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 - info
Call for papers - Visual Sources in Late Ottoman History - Ottoman and Turkish Studies Seminar, Columbia University, New York, USA
Call for papers - International Conference on Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Studies - Nippon Meeting Halls, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey - deadline: 20 January 2017
Call for papers - Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Botanical Legacy - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland - deadline: 15 January 2017
International Conference on Ottoman Istanbul, V - 29 Mayis University, Altunizade Campus, Istanbul - deadline: 18 November 2016
International Workshop - Salonica: A Multi-cultural City in the Ottoman Empire and the Greek State between the World Wars - The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem & Haifa, Israel
Call for papers - Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post-Habsburg and Post-Ottoman Cities - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany - deadline: 15 December 2016
Call for papers - 20th Annual International Congress, Mediterranean Studies Association, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta - deadline: 1 February 2017
‘Europe and the East: Self and Other in the History of the European Idea’, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England - deadline 15 January 2017
‘Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean’, Society for the Medieval Mediterranean Biennal Conference, Gent University, Belgium
Call for papers - Twelfth Biennial Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East conference, Norwich, England - deadline: 19 February 2017
Call for papers - 14th International Congress of Ottoman Social and Economic History (ICOSEH), Sofia University, Bulgaria - deadline: 15 January 2017
Call for papers - ‘Heinrich Friedrich von Diez (1751-1817) – Diplomat, Orientalist, and Collector’, State library Berlin, Germany - deadline: 27 November 2016
Call for papers - Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration, Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica ‘F. Datini’, Prato, Italy - deadline: 15 October 2016
Call for papers - Western Travellers to the Levant before the Ottoman Period, ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, England
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:
We are sad to report the death of the Istanbul resident Levantine Giovanni Scognamillo on 8 October 2016, aged 87. He was an author, Turkish film historian, film critique and one of the last surviving symbols of Pera Levantines. In 2006 his book ‘A Levantine in Beyoğlu’ was filmed as a documentary. May he rest in peace. Obituary: