Selection of external lectures past (in chronogical order)

The Other Side: the story of Wolfgang Schrader - Dr Jochen Schrader, part of the Gallipoli ‘Evacuation’ Conference, 22 October 2016, Portsmouth, England

East of Venice: La Serenissima as Seen from its Eastern Frontiers, Larry Wolff | Molly Greene | Patricia Fortini Brown | Daphne Lappa, 13 February 2017 - The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, New York

Traveling in the Mediterranean in the Early modern period: the Grand Tour and beyond, Gilles Bertrand, 27 March 2017 - The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, New York

Book launch and discussion (in Greek): The treasures of Kampos through the testimony of its inhabitants, 25 August 2017 - International Centre for Maritime Research and Tradition, 51 Michail Livanou, Chios

Culture in Crisis: At Home in Syria - artist Zahed Tajeddin and author Diana Darke, 23 October 2017 - The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A; Museum, London

Book launch: Book launch: ‘La Fin du Smyrne - Greek version’, Hervé Georgelin, 27 October 2017 - Βιβλιοθήκη του Δήμου Κηφισιάς (Έπαυλη Δροσίνη) Αγ. Θεοδώρων & Κυριακού, Athens, Greece

Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Ottoman Middle East’ - Heather J. Sharkey (University of Pennsylvania), 2 November 2017 - UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA

Levant’ın Yıldızı İzmir’de Yabancı Gazeteler ve Matbaalar - Bülent Şenocak, 3 November 2017 - Çankaya, İzmir - poster:

Why did Lord Balfour support the Balfour Declaration?, Philip Alexander, 9 November 2017 - Gavin de Beer room, Anatomy Building, UCL, Gower Street, London

The Eastern Question: From Ukraine to Syria, a 300-Year Old Story, Dr. Williams, 13 November 2017 - The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW, Washington DC, USA

Sōyleşi: 20. Yüzyılın Başlarında İzmir’in Avrupalı Mimarları, Cenk Berkant, 16 November 2017 - İKTAD, Şair Eşrev Bulvarı no: 22, Çankaya, İzmir - poster:

Mixed Cities of the Mediterranean, from Aleppo to Gibraltar, Philip Mansel, 17 November 2017 - Gibraltar Literary Festival, John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street, Gibraltar

Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus: Eastern Mediterranean, 17 November 2017 - Maison Francaise, East Gallery, Buell Hall, 515 West 116th Street, New York, USA

The Geography of Cyrus in the Middle of the 19th Century – Evidence from Lord Kitchener’s Historical Map of Cyprus (edition of 1885), Dr Christos Chalkias, 20 November 2017 - The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London

Aleppo: A warning from history?’, Dr Philip Mansel, 22 November 2017 - The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou, Paris, France

The fall of Jerusalem, Dr Juliette Desplat, 5 December 2017 - The National Archives, Kew, London

Devastated Lands: Lebanon at the End of the Great War, 1918, Professor Eugene Rogan, 16 January 2018 - Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London

Who’s who in sixteenth-century Ottoman Istanbul, Helen Pfeifer (Cambridge), 18 January 2018 - Whitting Room - Arts Building (Room 436), University of Birmingham, England

Imperial Entanglements and exchanges in the Black Sea region, Kelly O’Neill, Harvard, 18 January 2018 - Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Nador u. 9, Monument Building, Budapest, Hungary

The fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Modern Middle East, Dr James Baldwin, 19 January 2018 - Lecture Theatre, Reading School, Reading, England

Between the Ottoman Empire and Italy: The Jews of Rhodes 1880-1936, Aron Rodrigue (Stanford University), 22 January 2018 - UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, California

Jewish and Greek Communities in Egypt: Entrepreneurship and Business Before Nasser - Najat Abdulhaq, author, 30 January 2018 - Khalili Lecture Theatre, Russell Square, SOAS, London

Constantinople and the Eurasian Trading System at the end of Antiquity, Peter Sarris (University of Cambridge), 12 February 2018 - Scheide Caldwell House 103, University of Princetown, New Jersey, USA

Troublemaker, Liberator, Scapegoat; Spears in Lebanon, 1941-44, Tom Young, 12 March 2018 - CBRL, British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London

Architecture and Identity from (Ottoman) Empire to Nation State: The emergence of modern Izmir, Kalliopi Amygdalou, 16 March 2018 - MBI Al Jaber Building, 21 Russell Square, SOAS, London

The East in the West: Fluctuating Borders, Cross-Cultural Encounters and Evolving Identities in the Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean, Margarita Voulgaropoulou, 16 March 2018 - Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Nador u. 9, Monument Building, Budapest, Hungary

Carpet trade between the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain and its influence in a bilateral manner, Prof Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, 19 March 2018 - Yunus Emre Institute, 10 Maple Street, London

‘The Great War and Middle East’ Marquee Moments Talk, Rob Johnson, 22 March 2018 - Blackwell’s Festival Marquee, Clarendon Quad, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, England

Translating Across Minority and Dominant Languages, Prof Özlem Berk Albachten (University of Istanbul) and Dr Stefania Taviano (University of Messina), 22 March 2018 - Glamorgan Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales

A post-imperial lens on displacement and development in the Middle East, Dawn Chatty, 22 March 2018 - Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton And Hove, England

Mapping Ottoman Turkey the Roman Way around 1900, Richard Talbert, 5 April 2018 - Old Capitol Museum, 1 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Trans-Imperial Archives: Rethinking Spatial Knowledge Production in the Venetian-Ottoman Borderlands - E. Natalie Rothman, 13 April 2018 - Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Notes on The Crimean Memorial Istanbul and its living history’, Canon Ian Sherwood, 20 April 2018 - Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy St, Fitzrovia, London

Book launch: ‘Österreich in Istanbul III’, Elmar Samsinger, 25 April 2018 - Austrian Cultural Office, Yeniköy Mahallesi, Köybaşı Cd., Sarıyer, Istanbul

Book launch: Lawrence of Arabia’s War - A Talk by Neil Faulkner, 17 May 2018 - Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London

‘Biography and the Blurring of Boundaries’, Robert Nemes, 3 June 2018 - Central Europe University, Nádor 15, Quantum Room 101, Budapest, Hungary

Söyleşi: Osmanlı İmparatorluğuna bakan İtalya: son çalışmalar, Michele Bernardini, 13 June 2018 - Casa d’Italia Tiyatrosu, Beyoğlu

Kitap sunumu: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’ndan önce ve sonra Konstantinopolis Dominikenleri. Arşiv belgeleri görüntüleri ve tarih, Michele Bernardini, Claudio Monge & Silvia Pedone, 14 June 2018 - Casa d’Italia Tiyatrosu, Beyoğlu

Lecture: ‘The history of public health and epidemics in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 19th century’, Dr. Amany Soliman, 21 June 2018 - Conference Room, Johan Huizinga Building, Doelensteeg 16, Leiden, Holland

Lecture: Mediterranean Encounters: Trade and Pluralism in Modern Galata, Prof. Fariba Zarinebaf, 15 August 2018 - ANAMED Auditorium, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Book launch: The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination, Robert Holland, 1 October 2018 - King’s Building, Strand Campus, London

Lecture: Education in Egypt under British Occupation, Moustapha Safouan, 8 October 2018 - Institute of Advanced Studies Common Ground, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, University College London

Book presentation: Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Botanical Legacy, Dr Crinan Alexander, 8 October 2018 - The Nomads Tent, 21–23 St Leonards Lane, Edinburgh, Scotland

Seminar: Alexandria, from Mohammed Ali to Farouk: The Rise and Fall of a Royal Capital, Dr Philip Mansel, 29 October 2018 - British School of Athens, 52 Souedias Str, Athens, Greece

Lecture: Italy’s Eastern Question: Ottoman Collapse and Italian Mobilities in the Mediterranean, 1895-1945, Valerie McGuire, 1 November 2018 - The Italian and Mediterrenean Colloquium, Columbia University, New York, USA

Lecture: Towards a Post-Ottoman Dialogue: Origins and Solutions for Violent Extremism in the Middle East, Balkans, and Northern Africa, Mark Dechesne, 1 November 2018 - Lipsius Building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden, Holland

Lecture: ‘Imperial Apogee: Constantinople under Abdulhamid II 1876-1909’, Philip Mansel, 10 November 2018 - Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Lecture: European Craftsmen in the Ottoman Empire, Richard Wittmann, 12 November, 2018 - 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, USA

Lecture: The Archaeological Origins of Britain in Palestine, Dr Michael Talbot, 23 November 2018 – Palestine Exploration Fund, 5-6 Dreadnought Walk, London

Lecture: ‘From Mohammed Ali Pasha to King Farouk: the Rise and Fall of Royal Alexandria’, Dr Philip Mansel, 4 December 2018 - Egyptian Cultural Centre and Education Bureau, 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London - flyer:

Lecture: ‘Refugees and mass migration to Istanbul in the wake of World War I’, Prof. Kent Schull, 5 December 2018 – Cezayir Toplantı Salonu, Hayriye Cad. no:12 Galatasaray, Istanbul

Lecture: ‘The Merchant of Syria and his Ottoman ancestors’, Diana Darke, 13 December 2018 – Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy St, Fitzrovia, London

Lecture: ‘Beyond departure: The labour practices of Greeks in Egypt, 1961-1976’, Eftychia Mylona, 14 December 2018 – Lipsius Building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden, Holland

Lecture: ‘Bir Avusturya-Macaristan Askerinin Anılarında İşgal İstanbul’undan Manzaralar’, Nefin Dinç, 19 December 2018 - Orient-Institut Istanbul, Susam Sokak No:16, Cihangir, Istanbul

Lecture series: L’Empire ottoman et la Turquie face à l’Occident (II), Edhem Eldem, 11 January - 15 February 2019 - Collège de France, 11 Place Marcelin Berthelot, Paris, France

Lecture: ‘Martoni’s Pilgrimage: the Levant before the Pax Ottomana’, John Mole, 17 January 2019 - Anglo-Turkish Society, London

Lecture: Islamic History Series- Is Islam really so strange to Europe?, Dr Stef Keris, 19 January 2019 - Chapters Coffee Corner, 833-835 High Road, Goodmayes, Ilford

Lecture: ‘Mistakes to Avoid While Dining With Ottoman Gentlemen’, Dr Helen Pfeifer, 24 January 2019 - Trinity Hall History Society, Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, England

Twin lecture: “Transcultural Encounters”, Nandini Das ‘City of Memory: Portuguese Goa and the First English Voyage to India’; Eva Holmberg ‘Beyond the Harem and the Veil: Early English Encounters with the Women of the Ottoman Empire, c. 1600’, 11 February 2019 – Council Room (K2.29), King’s College London

Söyleşi: Sosyolojik Bir Vaka Olarak Pera, Korhan Gümüş, Zafer Akay, 13 February 2019 - The Circle Space, Kumbaracı Yokuşu, Beyoğlu, İstanbul

Book launch and talk: Admiral Lord Nelson and the Ottoman Sultan’s Diamond Chelengk, Martyn Downer, 21 February 2019 - Yunus Emre Institute, 10 Maple Street, London

Lecture: “1919: Venizelos’ Asia Minor policy revisited”, Roderick Beaton, 28 February 2019 - Archaeological Society, 22 Panepistimiou Street, Athens, Greece

Lecture: Travelling east via Burlington House: Orientalist painting at the Royal Academy, Madeline Boden, 7 March 2019 - The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, York, England

Lecture: Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine, Priscilla Mary Işin, 8 March 2019 - Yunus Emre Institute, 10 Maple Street, London

Lecture: The Paris of Gulbenkian, Jonathan Conlin, 13 March 2019 - Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France, 39 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, Paris, France

Book launch and discussion: Mr Five Per Cent: Jonathan Conlin in conversation with Philip Mansel about Calouste Gulbenkian, 20 March 2019 - John Sandoe Books, 10-12 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London

Lecture: ‘Dangers of Cinema: Films and Moral Discourse in the late Ottoman Empire’, Özde Çeliktemel-Thomen, 21 March 2019 - Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy St, Fitzrovia, London

Lecture: ‘In the Age of Freedom, in the Name of Justice’: Slavery and Emancipation in the Late Ottoman Empire, Dr Ceyda Karamursel, 21 March 2019 - Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Theatre G6, 31-34 Gordon Square, London

Söyleşi: İzmir’in İtalyan Mimarları, Cenk Berkant, 22 March 2019 - İzmir Mimarlik Merkezi, 1474 sok. no.9, Alsancak, İzmir

Book launch: L’Eglise Saint-Polycarpe, Rinaldo Marmara, 26 March 2019 - The Congregation for the Oriental Churches, via della Conciliazione 34, Rome, Italy

Lecture: The singing Turk: Ottoman power and operatic emotions, Larry Wolff, 28 March 2019 - Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, England

Lecture: Uneven Centuries: Turkey’s Experience with Economic Development since 1820, Şevket Pamuk, 2 April 2019 - International Affairs Building, Room 1501, 420 West 118th St, Floor 15, New York, USA

Lecture: ‘Three Anglo-Greek families: three books’, Sofka Zinovieff, 2 April 2019 - The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London

A Mediterranean Conversation with Sharon Kinoshita, 4 April 2019 - Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King’s College London

Lecture: Shrieks, trills & squeaks: the cacophonus history of the Ottoman band of Jerusalem, Michael Talbot, 4 April 2019 - BP Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London - poster:

Discussion: Turkey, Britain and Europe in Global Turmoil: Historical Representations, Fuat Keyman, Atila Eralp, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, 5 April 2019 - Alison Richard Building Room 138, 7 West Road, Cambridge, England

Lecture: Unmixing the Holy City: Urban Coexistence and Segregation in Early 20th Century Jerusalem, Michelle Campos, 15 April 2019 - UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, 10286 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, USA

Lecture: Converging Paths: Photography and the Middle East: Documentation, Orientalism and Espionage, Richard Wilding, 18 April 2019 - Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London

Lecture: Protecting the Mediterranean: Ottoman responses to Maritime violence in the eighteenth century, Michael Talbot, 25 April 2019 - War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07), King’s College London, King’s Building, Strand Campus, London

Twin Lectures: ‘The Ottoman Costume Album as Collaborative Object and Agent of Contact’, Professor Elisabeth Fraser & ‘Edward Said and the Epistolary Interior’ - Professor Mary Roberts, ‘Orientalism’ after 40, 25 April 2019 - The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, London

Lecture: Imperial Interventions in the Levant in 1919: The Wilsonian Imaginary and the Ottoman Lands, Andrew Patrick, 2 May 2019 - Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London

Book launch discussion: Aspects and Visions of Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery from the Renaissance onwards, Dr Aphrodite Kouria, 8 May 2019 - The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London

Lecture: ‘Saladin, we have returned!’: The Myriad Memories of the Crusades in the Near East during the Modern Era, Professor Jonathan Phillips, 9 May 2019 - Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London

Lecture: Venice and the Ottomans: a visual artistic journey between the Serenissima and Istanbul, Dr Stefano Carboni, 14 May 2019 - The University of Western Australia (Fox Lecture Theatre), 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Australia

Book presentation: L’Eglise Saint-Polycarpe de Smyrna, Rinaldo Marmara, 15 May 2019 - Necatibey Bulvarı, No 2, Izmir - flyer:

Söyleşi: Levantenlerin İzmir’e Katkıları, Bülent Şenocak, 16 May 2019 - Foça Halk Kütüphanesi - flyer:

Lecture: From Amsterdam to Istanbul: Fundraising and Jewish Refugee Relief in the Seventeenth Century, Professor Adam Teller,22 May 2019 - Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Torrington Square, London

Book launch: Pierre Loti’s Collection of Oriental Arms and Armour, Stéphane Pradines, Claude Stefani, 24 May 2019 - Atrium Conference Room, Aga Khan Centre, 10 Handyside Street, London

Film screening: 1890: 125 Years Memory (2015), Dr Michael Talbot, 29 May 2019 – LT_0004 - University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street, London

Lecture: Landscapes of reform: Ottoman Palace gardens of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, Deniz Türker, 30 May 2019 - The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, York, England