CFP for a Panel at MESA: Trade, Diplomacy, and Finance (Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada) Deadline for Abstracts: 13 February 2023

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Call for Papers
November 2, 2023 to November 5, 2023
Quebec, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Economic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies

Trade, Diplomacy, and Finance in the early modern Ottoman Empire

The economic and diplomatic activities of diverse actors in the Ottoman Empire are yet to be explored, despite the growing body of work on these subjects. By drawing upon recent developments in Ottoman economic and diplomatic history, this panel aims to explore the practices and relations of trade, diplomacy, and finance in the early-modern Ottoman Empire (16th-early 19th centuries) in order to underscore the complexities and contingent approaches in thinking through the questions of trade, diplomacy, and finance.

Questions this panel seeks to consider include, but are not limited to: Who were the actors that were involved in economic and diplomatic relations in the Ottoman Empire? What was the nature of these relations? How did these relationships play a part in the functioning of the Ottoman Empire? How did these activities shape the inter-imperial relations in the eastern Mediterranean?

For this reason, the panel aims to brings together graduate students and early careers scholars working on various aspects of Ottoman economy and inter-imperial relations across different geographies to think through these questions together. For those who are interested, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words and a 50-100 word bio to by Monday, Feb. 13, 2023.

Contact Info: 

Hasan Ilban

Full time M4C funded PHD Candidate at The University of Birmingham.