Program Events

Ayhan Aktar - The Ghost of Captain Torossian: An Ottoman Armenian Officer Hunts the Turkish Historiography on Gallipoli

In the summer of 2012, the memoir of Captain Sarkis Torossian, From Dardanelles to Palestine (1947) was published in Turkish translation, stirring a fierce debate among the Turkish historians.<<Read More...>>

Michael Talbot - Presents and Petitions: The Daily Practices of British Diplomacy with the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century

Using previously unexamined financial and petitionary records from the British and Ottoman archives, this paper will seek to propose an alternative viewpoint for examining the history of diplomatic practice in the Ottoman Empire. It will discuss the two main features of daily diplomatic practices, the first being an analysis of gift giving between the British […]<<Read More...>>