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Izmir au miroir des voyageurs français et de l’histoire: Colloque franco-turce - Centre de Recherche sur la Littérature des Voyages (CRLV), 9-10 April 2001

‘Izmir and France (1600-1900) - 3 centuries of privileged relations’ - in French [info in Turkish] - French Cultural Centre, Izmir, Turkey 18-19-20 Oct. 2006

‘The Italians of Istanbul and the Italian Labour Society of Mutual Aid, representative nucleus of the Comunity. From the nineteenth-century reforms (Tanzimat) to the Turkish Republic (1839-1923)’, Casa d’Italia, Istanbul, 18-19-20 Oct. 2006 - in Italian with simutaneous Turkish translations, Click for details here:

The Late Ottoman Port Cities and Their Inhabitants: Subjectivity, Urbanity,and Conflicting Orders’, directed by Malte Fuhrmann & Vangelis Kechriotis, 22-24 March 2007, 8th Mediterranean Research Meeting

Migration and Urban Institutions in the Late Ottoman Reform Period, May 10-11, 2007 - Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin

Precarious neighborhood: Interconfessional Relations in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean 1854-1923: Local Constraints and International Power Games - hosted by the French School of Athens, 26 - 28 September 2007

Constantinople/Istanbul: Destination, Way-Station, City of Renegades, Faculty Weekend Seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library Washington, DC, 28-29 September, 2007

Italian Architects in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean: the role of Italians in the South of the Mediterranean and North Africa - Alex-Med (The Alexandria & Mediterranean Research Center), Alexandria, Egypt, 15-16 November, 2007 - (in association with the ‘Architectures modernes en Méditerranée groupment de recherche international’)

The Minorities of Cyprus: Past, Present and Future - 24 & 25 November 2007 - Cyprus College , Nicosia

Cosmopolitanism in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond - Ottoman Urban Studies Seminar, Oct 29 2007 - June 16 2008, ZMO-EUME-Colloquium, Berlin

Cognitive approaches to the concept of food in the Mediterranean cultures, Girne American University, Cyprus, an international symposium - 7th – 8th May 2008

Europe and Turkey in the Eighteenth Century: Annual Conference of the German Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (DGEJ), October 9-11, 2008, Bonn

Lecture Series: Between the clash and the truce: Spain and the Ottoman Empire, November 2008 - Participants’ summaries, Fundación Juan March, Castelló, 77, Madrid, Spain

Beyond Assimilation and Integration: Bilkent University, Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas Annual Symposium, 20th and 21st March 2009, Ankara, Turkey

Les intérêts français dans l’Empire ottoman, XIXᵉ-XXᵉ siècles [French interests in the Ottoman Empire, 19-20th Centuries] - Université Paris VIII, 25 March 2010

3rd Maritime History Network Conference, Izmir, Turkey, 4-7 May, 2010

From Capitulations to Unequal Treaties: The Matter of an Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the Ottoman Empire - Eliana Augusti - Mediterranean Legal Hybridity: Mixtures and Movements, the Relationship between the Legal and Normative Traditions of the Region - Malta, June 11-12, 2010

Migrant Communities and Urban Space in the Mediterranean ports, 17th-19th centuries - 10th International Conference on urban History, Ghent 1st-4th September 2010

Union in Separation: Trading Diasporas in the Eastern Mediterranean (1200-1700) - Trading Diasporas Research Group, Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany 17-19 February 2011

Colloquium on ‘Mediterranean Cities: Antiquity as Future?’ - Mersin, October 20-22, 2011 - programme: basic - detailed

Workshop: Cross-Confessional Diplomacy and Diplomatic Mediators in the Early Modern Mediterranean World, 24-27 May 2012, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary

Beit Ghazaleh Research Project, Aleppo, 2010-11 report

Photographic and documentary exhibition on ‘Smyrna of the Greeks’ (July 5 - August 26 2012) at the National History Museum, Athens, Greece - examples of exhibits:

‘International Symposium on Alsancak: Past, Present and Future of a District of Friendship between Communities and Religions’ - Izmir Meetings of Archaeology and Cultural History no: 1, November 28, 2012 - info: - programme:

‘Yaşamak, İnşa Etmek, Korumak: Şehirlerin Sorunları’ [To live, to construct, to preserve: A city’s problems] - Symposium organised by the French Cultural Institute, 12 - 16th November 2012, Izmir - video of opening presentation by Marie Carmen Smyrnelis

‘Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City 1900-1922’, 28th January - 10th February 2013, the Hellenic Centre of London with a photographic exhibition held earlier in the year at the Benaki Museum in Athens and screenings of the documentary film by Maria Iliou with the same title. In addition, Friday 8 February, Great Hall, Hellenic Centre: ‘Smyrna’s Living Heritage’, George Vassiadis talk about the Station Square, a surviving district of Old Smyrna. George Galdies and George Poulimenos, authors of A Lexicon of Smyrneika together with Alex Baltazzi, present the only dictionary of Smyrna’s historic Greco-Levantine dialect, written in Frangohiotika and translated into English, Turkish and Greek - Hellenic Centre Events flyer - Smyrna events programme - press release - video of presentation.

Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nda ve modern Türkiye’de İtalyan inşaatçılar ve mimarlar, 1780-2000 [The Italian developers and architects of Ottoman and Modern Turkey, 1780-2000] - 8-9 March 2013 Italian Cultural Centre, Istanbul and 10 March 2013 Boğaziçi University - details: - programme / in Turkish:

Sociétés urbaines méditerranéennes et levantines. Histoire et anthropologie - Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain, Paris - Jan - June 2013

Greece and the Levant at the age of Empire - University of Cyprus Archaeological Research Unit, Gladstone Street, Nicosia - 31 May - 2 June, 2013

Symposium: Ottoman Empire & European Theatre V - Culture of Politics or Cultural Politics: Ambassadors as Cultural Actors in the Ottoman-European Relations, 13-14 June 2013, Istanbul

Knowledge, Exchange, Encounter: Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1718 - 8-9 July 2013, CRASSH, Cambridge, UK

Trade, Travel and Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean - Third Biennial Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean - 8-10 July, 2013, at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK - Theme: Trade, Travel and Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean - Conference Schedule

Exhibition on Smyrna in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Western Views (Evocation of a City), held in the Fondation Arkas Izmir, 25 September - 29 December 2013. Accompanied by a catalogue in Turkish, French and English, arranged by Jean Luc Maeso - details

4th Mediterranean Maritime History Conference, 7-9 May 2014, Museu Marítim de Barcelona, Spain

Ottoman Istanbul International Conference, 27-29 May 2014 - programme:

International Symposium: Ottoman Empire & European Theatre VII, 5-6 June 2014, Don Juan Archiv Wien, Vienna, Austria

The Late Ottoman and Russian Empires: Citizenship, Belonging and Difference - A National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar, 9-27 June 2014, The George Washington University, USA

Contacts, Encounters, Practices: European-Ottoman Diplomacy, 1500-1800, 24 June 2014, University of St Andrews, Scotland - report: - info:

East and West: Visualising the Ottoman City - AHRC conference project Ottoman Pasts, Present Cities: Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories, this exhibition brings together three contemporary artists using lens-based media, focusing on the representations of the Ottoman City: Aikaterini Gegisian, Leslie Hakim-Dowek and Paris Petridis. Leslie Hakim-Dowek is also the curator of the exhibition. 6-26 June 2014. International Two-Day Conference 26-27 June 2014, Birkbeck College, University of London - programme

Colloquium on Mediterranean Urban Studies: The Transformation of Mediterranean port cities: 19th and 20th centuries, 23-25 October 2014, Mersin, Turkey

Smyrna: The Eye of Asia - A British Museum Classical Colloquium, in honour of Charles Sebag-Montefiore, 5-6 December 2014

To celebrate the publication of a new book by Prof Gelina Harlaftis and Dr Katerina Papakonstantinou, Greek Shipping, 1700-1821: The Heyday before the Greek War of Independence (Kedros Publications, 2013), a round table discussion on Greek Shipping Hellenic Centre, London, 26 January 2015

Long weekend on Mediterranean & Ottoman Studies: Trade and Exchange - The University of California Davis, 30 January - 1 February 2015

Seminar: The Italian Architectural Heritage in Alexandria from 1850-1950 - Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt, 7 February 2015

Exhibition: The Ottoman Court Painter Fausto Zonaro (1854-1929), 1-30 April 2015, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi Florence, Italy

Exhibition: Occident and Crescent Moon: The Ottoman in Renaissance Art - Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria, 5 May - 26 October 2015 - info:

‘Orientality: Beyond Foreign Affairs’, a conference at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2-3 June 2015 - info:

The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art - National Museum Krakow, Poland, 26-27 June 2015 - papers:

Economic relationships between Europe and the Turkish homeland from the Early Modern age to the 20th century - CHAM International Conference, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 15-18 July 2015

Workshop on Intermediaries between East and West, University of Lund, Sweden, 21 September 2015 - info:

Xenophobia and Alterophobia in Pre-Modern Ottoman Lands - The University of Chicago, October 22-23, 2015

Izmir from Past to Present - Human & Cultural Interactions, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Cultural Center, Izmir, Turkey, 4-7 November 2015 - web site - programme

A Civilization Destroyed: The Wealth of Non-Muslims in the Late Ottoman Period and the Early Republican Era, 20-21 November 2015 - info- programme

Italiani a Izmir: Storia, attualità e prospettive della presenza Italiana nella Regione [Italians in Izmir: History, present situation and prospects of the Italian presence in the region] - Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, Izmir, 26 February 2016

Gender and Diplomacy: Women and men in European and Ottoman Embassies from the 15th to the 18th Century - University of Vienna, Austria, 11-12 March 2016

LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Conference - Interrogating the Post-Ottoman, 17 March 2016, LSE, London

Cultural Enocunters in Anatolia in the Medieval Period: The Italians in Anatolia during 12th-15th Centuries - programme, 13 May 2016, VEKAM, Ankara

Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean lecture series, (26 Oct 2015 - 24 May 2016), Orient-Institute, Istanbul

Constantinople the eternal in a changing world: Swedish eye-witnesses through the ages, Karin Ådahl, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 26 January 2016

Digital exhibition: ‘Pitoresk’, 12 March 2016 - 1 November 2016, Naval Museum, Beşiktaş, Istanbul

Transcending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers - June 20 – July 15, 2016, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA.

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 - 21 September 2016, Engelska Parken Humanistiskt Centrum, Uppsala.

‘Instruments between East and West’, 26-30 September 2016 - XXXV Scientific Instrument Symposium, Istanbul

CIEPO-22 Symposium - 4-8 October 2016, Trabzon, Turkey

Balkan Worlds III: Power Networks in the Imperial and Post-Imperial Balkans (18th - 20th c.), 6-8 October 2016 - Dept. of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, Salonica, Greece programme:

The Reign of King Peter I of Cyprus: Crusading and Diplomacy in the Late Medieval Eastern Mediterranean, 14 October 2016, University of Notre Dame, Rome, Italy.

Discussion: ‘Les Levantins de Smyrne XIXe siècle: Environment communautaire et religieux’ [The Levantines of Smyrna in the nineteenth century: Communal and Religious Environment] - Rinaldo Marmara, 21 November 2016, French Cultural Centre, Izmir.

Conference: The Dominican order of Constantinople and Anatolia, 8 December 2016 - info, Italian Cultural Centre of Istanbul

The lasting impact of tobacco on the history of Kavala - series of lectures, Nov-Dec 2016, Istanbul - Swedish Research Institute of Istanbul

1. International Workshop: Building Confessional Identities in the Ottoman Empire (16th-18th centuries), 6 February 2017 - Piazza Farnese, 67 - 000186 Rome, Italy - flyer:

Workshop: Ottoman History in a Global Context, 1400-1800, 10 February 2017, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Global and International History: Migration, Immigration, Diaspora, 9-10 March 2017 - Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Symposium, The performance of diplomacy in the early modern world Symposium, 17-18 March 2017, University of Granada and Stvdivm fæsvlanvm, Vienna, Austria

Symposium: Rethinking Late Ottoman Civilization Symposium, 24-25 March 2017, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Symposium: Asia and the Dutch: 400 years of interactions across the globe, 30 March 2017, Lipsius Building Leiden University, Room 011, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden, Holland

Workshop: The British Empire and the Turkish Republic in the 1920s and 30s, 31 March - 1 April 2017, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK

Conference: Crossing Borders, Challenging Boundaries, 31 March - 1 April 2017, Central Michigan University, USA

Conference: Medicine, Environment and Health in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 1400-1750, 3-4 April 2017 - Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK

Conference: Beyrouth, Patrimoines urbains et paysages culturels: Défis, enjeux et stratégies, 4 April 201 - Sorbonne Université, 17 Rue de la Sorbonne / 1 rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris, France

Conference: International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport - The Transformation of Sport and Physical Activity Through Time: Journeys in History, 3-6 April 2017, Tolip Hotel, Corniche Road, Roshdy, Alexandria, Egypt

Conference: Mendicant Orders in the Eastern Mediterranean: Art, Architecture and Material Culture (13th-16th c.), 19 - 23 April 2017, Nafplion, Greece

Conference: Visual Sources in Late Ottoman History, 20 April 2017 - Ottoman and Turkish Studies Seminar, Columbia University, New York, USA

Workshop: Across the Black Sea: Russian-Ottoman Encounters in The 18th and 19th Centuries, 22 April 2017, International Affairs Building 1219, Columbia University, USA

9th International Symposium of Turkish Sea Trading, 4-5 May 2017, Istanbul University

Conference: Transcultural Memories of Mediterranean Port Cities: 1850 to the present, 5 May 2017, University of London

Nomad Tent 5th Annual Symposium: ‘Travellers and Treasures of the Ottoman World’, 6 May 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland - info:

Twin lectures on: European Refugees in the Ottoman Empire, 11 May 2017 - The Royal Swedish exile in the Ottoman Empire, 1709-14 - Prof. Dr. Johan Martelius / Polish political émigrés in the Ottoman service as engineers in the 1850s-1870s - Paulina Dominik, M.A. Orient Institut Istanbul

Seminar: Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Botanical Legacy, 13-14 May 2017 - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland - info:

Twin lectures on: Choosing a new homeland, 17 May 2017 - In search of a better life. German-speaking craftspeople and journeymen in Late Ottoman Istanbul - Dr. Richard Wittmann / A Jewish Novelist writes on Ottoman exiles in Berlin - Dr. Esra Almas, Orient Institut Istanbul - Venue: Cezayir, Hayriye Cad. 12, Galatasaray, Istanbul

International Conference on Ottoman Istanbul, V - 19-21 May 2017, 29 Mayis University, Altunizade Campus, Istanbul

International Workshop - Salonica: A Multi-cultural City in the Ottoman Empire and the Greek State between the World Wars, 22-23 May 2017 - The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem & Haifa, Israel

Conference: Ambivalent Legacies: Memory and Amnesia in Post-Habsburg and Post-Ottoman Cities, 26-28 May 2017 - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany

20th Annual International Congress, Mediterranean Studies Association, 31 May - 3 June 2017, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta

Exhibition: The Characters of Yusuf Franko: An Ottoman Bureaucrat’s Caricatures, 26 January - 1 June 2017, Anamed, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Conference: Building, Bending, and Breaking Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean World, 1-3 June 2017, Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Nador u. 15, Room: 103, Budapest, Hungary

‘Multiculturalism from Late Antiquity to Modernity’, 18th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, 3 June 2017, University of Birmingham, UK

Conferemce: Mediterranean Cities in Transition, 7-11 June 2017: Glasgow, Scotland

Conference: Sicily at the Crossroad of the Mediterranean World, 28 June - 2 July 2017, Palermo University, Sicily

The European Association of Middle East Librarians, 39th Annual Conference, 3 July 2017, Runcie Room at the Faculty of Divinity of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, England - info:

Christians and Jews in Ottoman Society: A Workshop, 3-5 July 2017, University of Oxford, England - info:

Conference: ‘Movement and Migration in the Middle East: People and Ideas in Flux’, 5-7 July 2017, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Conference: ‘The Ottoman Conquest and Knowledge: A Transcultural History’, 6-7 July 2017, Newnham College, Cambridge, England

Conference: ‘Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean’, 10-12 July 2017, Society for the Medieval Mediterranean Biennal Conference, Ghent University, Belgium

Conference: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Reformation Era, 18-21 July 2017, Germany

Conference: Twelfth Biennial Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, 21-24 July 2017, Norwich, England

14th International Congress of Ottoman Social and Economic History (ICOSEH), 24-28 July 2017, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Symposium: ‘Heinrich Friedrich von Diez (1751-1817) – Diplomat, Orientalist, and Collector’, 7-8 September 2017, State library Berlin, Germany

Conference: Journée d’études. Histoires, espaces et patrimoines pendant la transition de l’Empire ottoman à l’État grec, 15 September 2017 - French School at Athens, Greece

Conference: ‘33. Deutscher Orientalistentag: "Asia, Africa and Europe"’, 18-22 September 2017, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Thuringia, Germany

Conference: The Power of Connections: Interpersonal Networks and Agency in the Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Europe, 27–28 September 2017, University of Tübingen, Germany

Conference: ‘Through the Looking Glass of the Local: Rereading Istanbul’s Heterogeneous Pasts’, 28-29 September 2017, Library Hall at Max Planck Institute - MMG, Göttingen, Germany

Research Workshop: ‘Multiplicity of Divisions: Boundaries and Borders of the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian Empires in the 19th –early 20th Century’, 28-29 September 2017, History Faculty, Hryhoriy Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Conference: ‘Knowledge Exchange. Europe and the Black Sea Region, ca. 1750 – 1850’, 29-30 September 2017, Southeast European History and Anthropology, University of Graz, Austria

‘International Symposium on Turkey-Romania Relations: Past and Present’, 4-6 October 2017, Constanta, Romania

Symposium: ‘Black Sea Myths and Modern Europe’, 6 October 2017, Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University, USA

Exhibition: Levant’ın Gōzleri – The Eyes of the Levant, postcards of the Levant, 18 October - 3 December 2017 - Schneidertempel Sanat Merkezi, Bankalar Cd. Felek Sk. No:1 Karaköy, Istanbul

Colloquium: Migrants, criminals and spies in the Italian Mediterranean, 19 October 2017 - International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, USA

Symposium: Aegean Islands, 19-21 October 2017 - Turkish Historical Society in association with Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey

Workshop: ‘Transcending boundaries? Solidarity in the pre-industrial period’, 26-27 October 2017, Bruges, Belgium

Workshop: ‘Language and Group Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean’, 2-3 November 2017, Yale University, Bingham Hall, 8th Floor, 300 College St., New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Seminar: ‘Ethnicity, Faith and Communal Relations in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean’, 3-4 November 2017, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

International Workshop: Dialogues in Late Medieval Mediterranean: between East and West, 13-14 November 2017 - University of Granada, Spain

Symposium: The Mediterranean In Motion, 16-18 November 2017 - Izmir Mediterranean Academy, Ahmed Adnan Saygun Sanat Merkezi, Izmir, Turkey

International Workshop: Politics and Sociability in a Transcultural Context: The Diplomatic Milieu in Istanbul during the Long Eighteenth Century, 17 November 2017 - German Historical Institute, Hôtel Duret-de-Chevry, 8 rue du Parc-Royal, Paris

Seminar: English travellers, spies, and diplomats in foreign courts, by TIDE: Travel, Transculturality, and Identity in England, c.1550-1700, 20 November 2017 - University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, London

Exhibition: Pierre Loti and the silhouettes of Hassan, Portraits before the 2nd Constitution, 24 October - 23 November 2017, Saint Benoît Lycee, “La Galerie”, Kemeraltı Caddesi No: 11, Galata, Istanbul

Conference: The Social, Cultural and Economic History of İzmir and the Region, 24-25 November 2017, The Hrant Dink Foundation, Izmir

Conference: II. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Middle East, 24-25 November 2017, Nippon Hotel, Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Istanbul

Conference: In partibus fidelium. Missions in the Levant and understanding the Christian East (XIX-XXIth centuries), 27-29 November 2017 - Ecole française de Rome, Italy - programme:

Workshop: Mobility, Idenitification and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean, 15-16 December 2017, Servizio Comunicazione e Relazioni Esterne, Palazzo della Carovana, Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7 Pisa, Italy

Exhibition: ‘Oriental Christians: 2,000 Years of History’, 26 September 2017 to 14 January 2018 - Arab World Institute, 1 Rue des Fossés, Saint-Bernard, Paris, France

Conference: Re-thinking Nationalism, Sectarianism, and Ethno-Religious Mobilisation in the Middle East, 26-28 January 2018, Pembroke College, Oxford, England

Roundtable: ‘Exil et Circulation des Pratiques Politiques au 19ème Siècle’, 2-3 February 2018, co-organized by AsilEuropeXIX and the Research Centre of European History, the University Paris-Est Créteil, Paris, France

Seminar: The Uses of Memory in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean, 2-3 February 2018, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

International Congress: Venice and its Maritime State, 22-24 February 2018, Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica, Cannaregio 2214, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice, Italy

Seminar: Travellers to the Near East and the Great Wary, by Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE), 5 March 2018 - Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Conference: ‘Diasporas: Stories of mobility and migration between Europe, the Middle East and North Africa’, 19-20 March 2018, University of Padua, Italy

Symposium: Displaced Practices, 22-23 March 2018, Dr Zeynep Kezer & Dr Christos Kakalis - Newcastle University, Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Seminar: Working in Egypt in the 19th Century, 30-31 March 2018, Oriental Hall, Tahrir Square Campus, Cairo, Egypt

The Western Ottomanists’ Workshop, 30-31 March 2018, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

Symposium: Migration and Cultural Interaction in Ottoman Empire and Turkey, 2-3 April 2018, Sabahattin Zaim University, Halkalı, Istanbul

Exhibition: A Francophone view: Turquerie and Orientalism, 8 March - 5 April 2018, La Galerie, Lycée Français Saint Benoît, Kemeraltı Caddesi N°11, Galata, Istanbul - poster:

Conference: Beyond Marginality: Race, Ethnicity, and Memory, 6-8 April 2018 - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Exhibition: Kendine Has (Story of the Bomonti Beer factory), March 13 - April 12 2018 - Naval Musuem, Beşiktaş, Istanbul

10th Symposium on History of Turkish Sea Trading, 12-13 April 2018 - Girne University, Northern Cyprus

1st International Ephemera Studies Symposium: Permananet Impact of Transient Documents, 25-27 April 2018 - VEKAM, Ankara

Conference: Imperial Cities: The Tsarist Empire, the Habsburg Empire and the Ottoman Empire in Comparison, 26-27 April 2018 - German Historical Institute, Moscow, Russia

Conference: The Theory and Practice of Transculturation, 27 April 2018 - Heidelberg University, Germany

Sixth International Symposium on Ottoman Istanbul, 11-13 May 2018, 29 Mayis University, Üsküdar, Istanbul

Seminar: Maritime Networks as a Factor in European Integration, 13-17 May 2018, Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica ‘F. Datini’, Prato, Italy - info:

ICCHOE 2018: 20th International Conference on Culture and History of Ottoman Empire, 21-22 May 2018, Hollywood Media Hotel, Berlin, Germany

Colloquim: ‘Representation and Memory of Migration’, 24-25 May 2018, Château des ducs de Bretagne - Musée d’histoire de Nantes, France

Workshop: ‘History of Technology in Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Cities at the turn of the 20th Century’, 24-25 May 2018 - Anamed, İstiklal Caddesi No: 181, Merkez Han, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

‘Indigeneity’, Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society, 31 May - 2 June 2018 – Seattle, Washington, USA

Workshop: ‘Ottoman Studies’, 1 June 2018, Cambridge, Oxford, SOAS (COS) - Lightfoot Room, Old Divinity School, St John’s College, Cambridge, England

Round table meeting: ‘Multi-ethnic Cities in the Mediterranean World: History, Culture, Heritage’, 4-5 June 2018 - University of Genoa, Italy

Workshop: ‘Architecture for dialogue: the Embassy of Italy and the space of diplomacy in Ankara’, 5 June 2018 - Auditorium of the Architecture Faculty, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Networking Event: ‘Diplomacy for Doomsday: Britain, the Jews, and the End Times in Ottoman Jerusalem’, 6 June 2018 - University of Greenwich, Queen Anne Building (Room 080), England

Doctoral Workshop: What Place for Minorities, 11-15 June 2018 - École française de Rome, Italy

Workshop: Emotions and Religious Sentiments across Central and Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, 18 June 2018 - Nador u. 15, Budapest, Hungary

Workshop: ‘The first century of photography: Photography as history / historicizing photography in Ottoman and post-Ottoman territories (1839-1939)’, 22-23 June 2018 - Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Workshop: ‘Mediterranean Mobilities and Borders’, 21-24 June 2018 - Orient-Institute Istanbul, Susam sok. no. 16, d.7, Cihangir, Istanbul

Conference: ‘New Approaches to Studying the Middle East’, BRISMES 2018, 25-28 June 2018 – Department of Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College London

Conference: ‘Exile Studies (Europe 16th-19th. c.)’, 27-28 June 2018, Paris Est Créteil (UPEC), France

Conference: ‘Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire’, 29 June 2018, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, Munich, Germany

Conference: Mediterranean Europe(s). Images and ideas of Europe from the Mediterranean shores, 4-6 July 2018, Research Network on the History of the Idea of Europe, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples, Italy

Exhibition: ‘Kendine Has: The story of the Bomonti Brewery’, 4 May - 16 July 2018, Mahall Bomonti, Halkapınar Mahallesi, Şehitler Caddesi, 1558. Sokak, Izmir - poster - trailer:

Conference - On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700, TIDE, 26-28 July 2018, University of Liverpool, London Campus, 33 Finsbury Square, London

Conference: Spectacle, Entertainment, and Recreation in the Modernizing Ottoman Empire, 29 August - 1 September 2018, Department of Business Studies – Roma Tre University, Via Silvio d’Amico 77, Rome, Italy

Conference: The Forgotten Revolution: Visual and Material Culture of the Hungarian Diaspora in the Ottoman Empire, 7-8 September 2018, University of Cambridge, England

Conference: The Power of Language: Linguistic and Social Order in the Ottoman Empire, 19-21 September 2018, Turkologentag, Bamberg, Germany

Panel: Going Native: Converts, Renegades and ‘New’ Ottomans”, 16th-19th century, 19-21 September 2018, Turkologentag, Bamberg, Germany

T E Lawrence Society Symposium 2018, 21-23 September 2018, St John’s College, Oxford

Exhibition: Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th century, 22 June - 23 September 2018 - Gli Uffizi / Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy

Cultural festival: 9th Open Doors, 28-30 September 2018 - Rhodes town, Greece - flyer:

Workshop: Late-Ottoman Identities: The National, Transnational and Marginal, 12-13 October 2018, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK), 17-20 October 2018, Tirana University, Albania

The Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium, 18 October 2018 - 25 April 2019, Italian Department & European Institute, Columbia University, USA

Roundtable: Protestants in Istanbul, 25 October 2018 - Cezayir Salonu, Hayriye Cad. no:12, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Workshop: Margins of the Mediterranean, 26-27 October 2018, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA

Conference: Transnationalism and Questions of Identity, 1-3 November 2018, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, Suite 1700, New York, USA

Workshop: Myths and Narratives of Habsburg and Ottoman Multinationalism 1848-1918, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, 1-3 November 2018, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Exhibition: Travel Pictures, 15.11.2018 – 17.02.2019 - Draiflessen Collection, Georgstr. 18, Mettingen, Germany

Conference: Visions of the future in Ottoman Europe (15th – 20th century), 22-24 November 2018, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Workshop: Nations and Minorities, Sovereignty and Secessionism, 1918-2018, 23-24 November 2018 – St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, England

Workshop: The Last Ottoman Generation and Interwar Europe, 5 December 2018, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Workshop: Music and Culture of the Eastern Mediterranean, Vasilis Kostas, 5 December 2018 – Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall, Cardinal Cushing Library, Emmanuel College, Boston, USA

Conference: Il decennio "inglese" in Sicilia (1806-1815): bilancio storiografico e prospettive di ricerca [The "English" decade in Sicily (1806-1815): historiographical balance and research perspectives], 14-15 December 2018, Fondazione Whitaker, Palermo, Italy

Exhibition: The Characters of Yusuf Franko: An Ottoman Bureaucrat’s Caricatures, 23 Nov 2018 - 25 Jan 2019, Çankaya Belediyesi, Zülfü Livaneli Kültür Merkezi, Ankara

Exhibition: Features of An Era, 27 January - 27 April 2019, Aisha Fahmy Palace, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt - info:

Exhibition: From Dresden to Baghdad and back, 15 February - 7 July 2019 – Verkehrsmuseum Dresden gGmbH, im Johanneum am Neumarkt, Augustusstraße 1, Dresden, Germany - info in German:

Theatre presentations: ‘Tom, Dick & Harry’, Izmir Amateur Levantine Theatre, 23-24-25-26-27 February 2019 - Kültür Park İzmir Sanat Merkezi, Izmir, Turkey - poster:

Seminar: “Turning Points”, Mediterranean Seminar Winter 2019 Workshop, 1-2 March 2019 - Princeton University, New Jersey, USA

Conference: New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean, 17-19 March 2019 - Washington State University, USA

Roundtable: Trans-nationalizing Identity and Space in The Orient: 19th-century Women’s Travel Writing, 21-24 March 2019, Washington D.C., USA

Exhibition: Looking from In-Between: A Section of Meşrutiyet Street, 21 March - 21 September 2019 – Istanbul Research Institute, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.47, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Conference: The Egyptian Revolution of 1919: The Birth of the Modern Nation, 27 March 2019 - Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London

Conference: Crossing Boundaries? ​Trade and Connections on the Medieval Mediterranean, 10-12 April 2019 - Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, England

Exhibition: ‘... in Fried und Einigkeit ...’ [in peace and unity], 13 April - 27 November 2019 - Bernardisaal Stift Stams, Tyrol, Austria

Conference: An Inquiry into the Suffrage Movemenet through the archives of Hortense Wood: An Ottoman Levantine Feminist and Artist from Smyrna, 24 April 2019 - Kadın Eserleri Kütüphanesi ve Bilgi Merkezi Vakfı, Fener, Istanbul - flyer:

Conference: Sensing Colonial Ports and Global History: Agency, Affect, Temporality, 2-3 May 2019 - St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford, England

Conference: Seventh International Symposium on Ottoman Istanbul, 3-5 May 2019 - 29 Mayıs University, Elmalıkent Cad. No:4, Ümraniye, Istanbul

Colloquim: La maison consulaire: espaces, fonctions et usagers, 10-11 May 2019 - INU Champollion, Place de Verdun, Albi, France

Conference: Italy and the Suez Canal. A global history, from the mid-19th century to the present, 23-24 May 2019 - University of Turin, Italy

21st International Conference on History and Culture of Ottoman Empire, 25-26 May 2019 - Holiday Inn London, Empire Way, Wembley, London

Conference: Perspectives on French Colonial and Late Ottoman Cultural History, 30-31 May 2019 - UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, 193 Kaplan Hall, Los Angeles, USA

Conference: Cultural Entanglement, Transfer and Contention in Mediterranean Communities, 30 May - 1 June 2019 - CEMS, Nador 15, Room 103, Budapest, Hungary

Colloquium: Approaches to Classical Lands: Travellers, Scholars, Tourists, 31 May - 1 June 2019 - Finnish Institute at Athens, Zitrou 16, Athens, Greece

Conference: Celebrations in the eastern Mediterranean: private and public, 1 June 2019 - Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, England

Workshop: Currents and Currency: Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond, 13-15 June 2019 - Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Center for Mediterranean Civilizations, Antalya, Turkey

Entanglements in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Seventh Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 17-19 June 2019 – Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA

Between Immigration and Historical Amnesia, Third Conference of the Symposium Diaspore Italiane – Italy in Movement, 27-29 June 2019 – Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa, Italy - programme: - proceedings: - gallery:

Conference: Movement & Mobility in the Medieval Mediterranean (6th–15th centuries), 8-11 July 2019 - Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Spain

Exhibition: John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame, 9 July - 3 November 2019 – Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, England

Conference: Classical Theatre and the Middle East, 12 July 2019 – Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, England

Thirteenth Biennial ASTENE Conference, 12-15 July 2019 – University of York & National Railway Museum, York, England

Exhibition: The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A cultural gift to the Fitzwilliam, 23 July - 10 November 2019 – Gallery 10, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England

Exhibition: Identity in the Ottoman Empire, 19 August – 9 November 2019 – Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, 530 W Call Street, 250 Fine Arts Building, Tallahassee, USA

Exhibition: From Istanbul to Oxford: The Origins of Coffee Drinking in England, 28 September - 15 March 2020 – Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, England

Exhibition: ‘Research Exhibition: Salonica - Smyrna, 1880-1912’, 4 October - 30 November 2019 - Old Gas Factory Cultural Centre, Izmir

Exhibition: Inspired by the East: how the Islamic world influenced Western art, 10 October 2019 - 26 January 2020 - The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London

Workshop: Questioning the Mediterranean: (Self-)Representations from the Southern Shore in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, 10-12 October 2019, Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon

Conference: From Archives to Arch-Lives, The American University in Cairo’s 100th Anniversary, 13-15 October 2019 – The American University in Cairo, Egypt - info:

Conference: Eastern Questions: New Perspectives on British Orientalism, 16-17 October 2019 - Watts Gallery, Artists’ Village and Royal Holloway, University of London

Conference: The War That Never Ended: Postwar Continuity and New Challenges in the Aftermath of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires, 1918-1923, 24-26 October 2019 - Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Exhibition: ‘Echoes of the past: Turkish, Venetian, and Greek’, 27 October 2019 - The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London

Panel: ‘Research Exhibition: Salonica - Smyrna, 1880-1912’, 2 November 2019 - Dr. Dilek Akyalçın Kaya (chair), Prof. Dr. Vassilis Colonas, Dr. Erkan Serçe & Yiannis Epaminondas - Old Gas Factory Cultural Centre, Izmir - associated exhibition until 30 November

Interactive Workshop by the Izmir Levantine Theatre Group, 3 November 2019 – Kültürpark İzmir Sanat, Izmir - poster:

Colloque: La Danse sur le Volcan Istanbul occupée, 1918-1923, 14-15 November 2019 – IFEA Institut français d’études anatoxines, 22, Nuru Ziya Sokak, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Project launch: Ottoman Transcultural Memories, 25 November 2019 - Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London

Conference: Vikings in the Mediterranean, 28-30 November 2019 – Athens, Greece

Workshop: Documenting Multiculturalism in Norman Sicily and the Islamicate East, 29 November 2019 – Wolfson College, Oxford, England

Tur: ‘Galata’da Ceneviz İzleri’, Dr. Sercan Sağlam, 14 December 2019 - Galata Kulesi

Workshop: Visible and Invisible Borders Between Christians and the Muslims in the Early Modern World, 10-11 January 2020 - Gellner room, Budapest Campus Nador u. 9, Monument Building, Hungary

Panel discussion: Migration and Diaspora, co-organized with King’s College London, 20 January 2020 - British School at Athens, Upper House, 52 Souedias Street, Athens, Greece

Panel discussion: Migration and Diaspora, co-organized with the British School at Athens, 27 January 2020 - Council Room, Strand Campus, Strand, London

Exhibition: Levantines of Izmir, 10 February 2020 - 31 October 2020 - Apikam, Şair Eşref Bulvarı No: 1/A Çankaya, Izmir (gallery during opening) - flyer: - exhibition catalogue:

Exhibition: Un Sultan à Paris, Une Impératrice à Constantinople, 1867-1869, 19 February - 14 March 2020 – Notre Dame de Sion, Cumhuriyet Cad. no: 127, Harbiye, Istanbul

Panel: Diversity and Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean, 26-28 March 2020 – Berkely, California, USA

Conference: New Perspectives on Middle East Migrations, 11-13 September 2020 – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Exhibition: Between Empires, Beyond Borders: The War and Armistice Years through the eyes of the Köpe Family, 15 September 2020 - 13 March 2021 – Salt Beyoğlu, İstiklal Caddesi 136, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Conference: Occupied Istanbul: Urban Politics, Culture, and Society, 1918-1923, 25-27 September 2020 – Boğaziçi University, Bebek, Istanbul

Conference: Varieties of Capitalism in the Mediterranean (18th-20th c.), 1-3 October 2020 – Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

Online seminar: ‘Artists and Archaeologists: A Victorian fascination with Egypt’, Briony Llewellyn, Prof Stephanie Moser, Dr Robert Morkot, Prof Rachel Mairs, 21 November 2020 - Egypt Exploration Society

Online conference: ‘Migration and Education. Sources, Researches and Methodologies’, 2-4 December 2020, Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences, University of Turin - flyer:

Exhibition: Cairo Streets: Come face to face with everyday life in 19th century Cairo, 6 August 2020 – 31 January 2021 - Victoria & Albert Museum, Gallery 42, South Kensington, London

Online panel: “Ottoman” Mediterranean, 26 March 2021 - Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative at NYU

Online seminar: Three port-cities of the Levant in the nineteenth century: development of urban identities and health knowledge, 19 May 2021 - Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut

Online seminar: Evolution of the City | Aleppo, Dr Husam AlWaer, Dr Magda Sibley, Dr Hala Asslan, 24 June 2021 – Urban Design Group

Conference: Education and cultural policy in Italian migrations – Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences, University of Turin, Italy

Online Conference: Women Travellers, Travel & the History of Science, Journeys Across Time, Authorship: Methods and Modes, Personal Narratives, 24-25 July 2021 – ASTENE

Exhibition: The Romance of Ruins: The Search for Ancient Ionia, 1764, 19 May - 5 Sep 2021 – Sir John Soanes Museum, London - review:

Online conference: Travel and Archaeology in Ottoman Greece in the Age of Revolution c.1800–1833, 16-17 September 2021 - British School of Athens - programme:

Online seminar: Conversazioni Italo-Ottomane. Serie di incontri sui rapporti tra penisola italiana e Impero Ottomano,10 June - 17 September 2021 - İtalya Dostluk Derneği - Associazione di Amicizia Italia - flyer

Virtual Workshop: Turkey and the Mediterranean: linkages, connectivities and ruptures, 24-25 September 2021 – CEST Virtual + Naples 2021

Workshop: An Archipelago of Connectivity: Port-Cities, Hinterlands, and Islands in the Modern Mediterranean, 27-29 September 2021 – Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy

Online workshop: Travelling Practices and the Emergence of Tourism in the Middle East (16th-20th Centuries), 27-30 September 2021 – Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Vienna / Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences