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: lhf-ist@levantineheritage.com
  • Decision of selection: 30 September 2018
  • Conference languages: English and Turkish (simultaneous cross-translation should be available)

2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

First International Congress on Ottoman Studies was held between 14–17 October 2015 in Sakarya, Turkey. As a follow-up, the 2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies will be held in cooperation with the Turkish Historical Society (TTK), between 17–20 October in Tirana, Albania, where Tirana University will be the host of the event. Further details will be announced soon.
The languages of presentations are going to be in Turkish, English and Albanian.

The congress is going to cover mainly the following topics:

  1. Religion & Society
  2. Politics & Law
  3. Economy
  4. Military & War
  5. International Relations & Diplomacy
  6. History, Culture & Arts
  7. Science, Technology & Thought
  8. Education
  9. Health

The fee covers accommodation, lunch, refreshments, gala dinner, congress kit, program book, etc.

Extension of Deadline: 2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies (OSARK)

The deadline for submissions for the “2nd International Congress of Ottoman Studies” (OSARK) has been extended till May 15, 2018.

Details about the congress can be found in our events section and on the website of the organizer.

Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

“Strolling through Istanbul in 1918. The war memories of the German private Georg Steinbach” is now available Open Access on MENAdoc. The book was published by the Orient-Institut Istanbul and sponsored by the Max Weber Stiftung.

Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

Book cover: Strolling Through Istanbul in 1918

It is written from the unusual perspective of a young man of a foreign army, who documents his perceptions of the everyday life in the alien metropolis.

Ruben Gallé edited the diaries and letters of his great-grandfather. It is a unique personal testimony about Istanbul in the last year of the war.

Workshop on Nationalism and Religion

The Research Group “Multiple Secularities – Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities” is hosting a ‘Workshop on Religion and Nationalism’ from 14-15 December 2017. This workshop is open to all who explore the relation between nationalism and religion in the modern world from the nineteenth century to the present. All presentations are public and listeners are welcome!

You can find the full programme here.