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

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

CFP: New I.B.Tauris Book Series: Written Culture and Identity

*With apologies for cross-posting*

Dear List Members,

Please allow me to introduce myself as Editor for Literature and Linguistics at I.B.Tauris Publishers.

I’m pleased to announce a new academic monograph series called Written Culture and Identity, devoted to new research on the literature and culture of the Middle East.


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