Draft Programme

Monday 28 March

Registration and Coffee                                                                                                                             9:00–9:30am

Plenary lecture                                                                                                                                          9:45-11:15am
Şevket Pamuk, London School of Economics
‘Ottoman Fiscal Institutions and Revenues in Comparative Perspective, 1500-1800’

Session 1                                                                                                                                                   11:15-1:15pm
Diplomacy and Trade
Chair: Felix Konrad

Michael Talbot, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
‘Trends in British-Ottoman diplomatic gift exchange, 1693-1810’ (Abstract)

Maximilian Hartmuth, Sabancı University
‘Ottoman Muslim merchants in 18th century Vienna: a prosopographical essay’ (Abstract)

Lela Gibson, UCLA
‘Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange: Ebubekir Ratib Efendi’s Mission to Vienna, 1792’ (Abstract)

Lunch                                                                                                                                                          1:15-2:30pm

Session 2                                                                                                                                                     2:30-4:30pm
Information Exchange
Chair: William O’Reilly

John-Paul Ghobrial, Churchill College, University of Cambridge
‘Merchants and Knowledge of the East: The Levant Company as a Clearinghouse for Information about the Ottoman world in the 17th century’ (Abstract)

Pascal Firges, University of Heidelberg
‘Istanbul during the French Revolution – French and Ottoman assistance’ (Abstract)

Filomena de Sousa, Technical University of Lisbon
‘Carriers of Knowledge: Sephardi Intermediaries between Christian Europe and the Ottoman Empire’ (Abstract)

Coffee                                                                                                                                                         4:30-5:00pm

Session 3                                                                                                                                                    5:00–7:00pm
British-Ottoman Diplomatic Exchange
Chair: Metin Kunt

Maurits van den Boogert, Leiden University
‘The Capitulations as Ottoman policy: A long-term analysis of textual evolution and practical implementation’ (Abstract)

Zumrad Rahmanqulova, National University of Uzbekistan
‘The Ottoman State and English political activity in Central Asia in the 19th century’ (Abstract)

Sinan Marufoğlu, Qatar University
‘British economic influence in the Ottoman Iraqi provinces during the 19th century’ (Abstract)

Conference Dinner                                                                                                                                     7:30–9:30pm

Tuesday 29 March

Session 4                                                                                                                                             9:00am-11:00am
War and Finance
Coşkun Tunçer

Christian Roth, University of Heidelberg
‘Extraordinary Taxes for the Ottoman-Habsburg ‘Long War’: ʿAvārıż-i dīvāniyye and “Türkensteuern” in Comparison’ (Abstract)

Aaron Graham, New College, Oxford University
‘Commercial Exchanges: Algiers, Italy and the British Military Commissariat, 1708-1710’ (Abstract)

William Smiley, Queen’s College, University of Cambridge
‘From Ransom to Confiscation: Liberation, State Knowledge, and the Economics of Captivity, 1735-1813’ (Abstract)

Coffee                                                                                                                                                    11:00-11:30am

Session 5                                                                                                                                             11:30am-1:00pm
The Ottoman Mediterranean
Chair: Marios Hadjianastasis

Antonis Hadjikyriacou, School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London
'Financial and commercial systems in the early-modern Ottoman Mediterranean: advance purchase, forward contracts and in-kind payments in 18th century Cyprus’ (Abstract)

Christos Bakalis, University of the Aegean
'Cultural transformation and communication networks in the northeast Aegean Islands, 1850-1914’ (Abstract)

Lunch                                                                                                                                                          1:00-2:00pm

Session 6                                                                                                                                                     2:00-6:00pm
Regulating Ottoman Financial Markets
Chair: D’Maris Coffman

Celali Yılmaz, Capital Markets Board of Turkey
'Types of Financial Transactions in the Istanbul Bourse in the 19th century' (Abstract)

Coşkun Tunçer, London School of Economics
'Economic Policy in the Absence of Monetary and Fiscal Independence: the Ottoman Empire during the Classical Gold Standard Era (1880-1914)’ (Abstract)

Coffee                                                                                                                                                         3:00-3:30pm

Alaaddin Tok, Boğaziçi University
'Foreign Capital in the Ottoman Mining Sector’ (Abstract)

Kazım Baycar, Boğaziçi University and Yıldız Technical University
'Ottoman Integration into the Metric System: the 1875 General Conference on Weights and Measures' (Abstract)

Reception for Heidelberg/Cambridge Exchange                                                                                       6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday 30 March

Session 7                                                                                                                                                  9:30–11:30am
Music, Architecture, and Letters
Chair: Barbara Ravelhofer

Judith Haug, University of Würzburg
'Alī Ufkī and his notations (c.1650-65): The transmission of musical repertoire between Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the current of economic and political exchange’ (Abstract)

Soner Şahin, Yeditepe University
'Change, Novelty and New Perspectives on the Relationship between Ottoman and European Architecture’ (Abstract)

Jenny Mander, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
‘Turkish delight? The confecting of Turkish theatrical entertainment for Turkish guests in eighteenth-century France’ (Abstract)

Coffee                                                                                                                                                    11:30-12:00am

Plenary lecture                                                                                                                                        12:00-1:00pm
Mehmet Bulut, Baskent University and Harvard University
Looking to the role of the Ottomans in world trade during the rise of merchant empires’ (Abstract)

Lunch                                                                                                                                                        1:00–2:30pm

End of Conference


Conference hosts: Dr D’Maris Coffman of Newnham College, University of Cambridge
and Dr William O’Reilly of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge; Winton Centre for Financial History.




Copyright © 2008 Dr D'Maris Coffman. Newnham College, Cambridge.