CFP: ‘Levantines as pioneers of Modernization in Industry and Trade in the Ottoman Empire’, 20-21 October 2017 Istanbul, Turkey

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The Levantines were a small minority concentrated in the cities of the Ottoman Empire, but their influence on
commerce, ideas and industrialisation was considerable. We would like to explore this theme in the conference and
are keen to attract new and recent research. The scale and scope of their activities was as varied as the Levantines
themselves. They worked both in small shops and giant factory complexes and their legacy survives in their buildings
and networks that were forged before the Turkish Republic was declared in 1923. Some Levantines adapted to this
watershed and a few have continued to call Turkey their home. We are happy to accept proposals across a wide
chronological, geographic and thematic spectrum.

Conference languages: English and Turkish.

Deadline for submissions of extracts: 31 August 2017 to be sent to:

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