CIEPO – 24th Conference

24. CIEPO KonferenzThe School of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is pleased to announce that the 24th Conference of the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes (International Committee for Pre-Ottoman and Ottoman Studies) will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 23-27 June 2020.

The aim is to provide a platform of a high scholarly level, which will promote the knowledge and sustain the memory of Ottoman history. The city of Thessaloniki, with its diverse past and strong academic community, constitutes the ideal venue for this meeting.

The Conference will include four days of sessions to be held at the Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (23-26 June). During the excursion that is scheduled for the last day (27 June), participants will have the chance to visit Ottoman sites at a nearby destination.

Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies

Celebrations in the Eastern Mediterranean: Private and Public

The 20th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies has long provided a forum where postgraduates of the centre  can come together with students from the field as well as postgraduates in related subject areas from other universities, both in the UK and further afield.

This event usually takes place in Summer Term and is attended by established academics and early career researchers whose intellectual input raises the academic standards the colloquium.

This year the focus is on celebrations and ceremonies. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anniversaries, holidays, weddings
  • Feast days and holidays
  • Secular and religious ceremonies
  • Processions
  • Gift giving
  • Festivals
  • Celebrations in text and art
  • Spaces and Objects

The deadline for papers is 7 April 2019.

Find the full call for papers here.

Ottoman documents from the Franciscan monastery


Fojnica: Osmanski dokumenti iz arhiva Franjevačkog samostana

Prof. Dr. Michael Ursinus - FojnicaBosnia was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1463, and with it the Franciscan monastery of the Holy Spirit of Fojnica, founded in the 14th century.

Due to its eventful history, the monastery archive offers very special treasures such as the caftan of a sultan and over 3000 original documents in Turkish. Continue reading

Now Open Access: “Die Geschichtsschreiber der Osmanen und ihre Werke” by Franz Babinger

Titel: "Die Geschichtsschreiber der Osmanen und ihre Werke" von Franz Babinger Franz Babinger’s (1891 – 1967 ; “Die Geschichtsschreiber der Osmanen und ihre Werke” (The Historians of the Ottomans and their Works), 1927 is still an important and central reference work for osmanists and anyone interested in the history of the Ottoman Empire today.

We are proud to offer this monumental work as open access on MENAdoc:

The Third International Conference on Levantines in Istanbul

Title: Developments in the legal status of Foreigners in the Ottoman Empire during the second half of 19th Century

We are happy to accept proposals across a wide chronological, geographic and thematic spectrum as long as the broad focus revolves around the title.

Please find the full call for papers here.

  • Call for papers deadline: 15 September 2018
  • Contact:
  • Decision of selection: 30 September 2018
  • Conference languages: English and Turkish (simultaneous cross-translation should be available)