The Greek Experience Under Ottoman Rule
PANEL 1 - ANATOLIA
Nikos Michailides (Princeton University) "Music, Conversion and Identities in Trebizond from the 19th to the 21st Century" Bio and Abstract
PANEL 2 - GREEKS AND OTTOMAN INSTITUTIONS
Irena Fliter (Tel Aviv University) "The Ottoman Culture of Diplomacy and Greek Diplomats between the Ottoman Empire and Prussia (1761-1821)" Bio and Abstract
Elif Bayraktar Tellan (Bilkent University) "The Transformation of the Patriarchate in the Eighteenth Century Ottoman Context" Bio and Abstract
PANEL 3 - THE BALKANS
Theocharis Tsampouras (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) "17th Century Orthodox Art in the Balkans: Social Change and New Artistic Priorities" Bio and Abstract
Dilek Özkan (University of Athens) "Ottoman Responses to the Return Migration of the Greek-Orthodox people in Thessaly: Re-conceptualizing State-Society Relations during the Tanzimat period" Bio and Abstract
In the last fifteen years Greece has emerged as a center of writing on the Ottoman Empire. A new generation of Greek scholars, some trained abroad, some trained in Greece, have produced an impressive body of literature that engages not only the history of the Greek communities in the Ottoman Empire, but some of the most fundamental issues in Ottoman history. Whereas the pioneers of an earlier generation had to stand in splendid, but lonely, isolation, now a sufficiently large cohort has developed, such that one can speak of a community of scholars working in Greece on Ottoman history.
- Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University
- Mytilene Workshop 2010
- Santorini Workshop 2007
- Benake Museum Historical Archives
Irena Fliter holds a BA from the Humboldt University of Berlin, and a MA from the School of Historical Studies at Tel Aviv University. She is currently working on her PhD at Tel Aviv University on Ottoman diplomats in the 18th century between the Ottoman Empire and Prussia. In 2013, she works as a fellow of the Orient-Institut, part of the Max Weber foundation, continuing the research for her dissertation.
Dilek Özkan held BA in History (2005), from Istanbul Bilgi University and MA in History (2009), from Boğaziçi University. In her master thesis she focused on Philanthropy and the Greek Orthodox Orphanages in Istanbul. Currently she is doing her PhD in Modern and Contemporary Greek Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and expecting submit her dissertation in 2014. Her dissertation deals with the first Greek-Ottoman Border (1832-1881) and the transformation of the state-society relations in Ottoman Thessaly.
Theocharis Tsampouras studied Archaeology (2002) and History (2004) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds an M.A. (2005) and a Ph.D (2013) in Byzantine Art and Archaeology from the same university. In his doctoral dissertation he investigated the significance of the wall-paintings created by painting workshops originating from the region of Mount Grammos. He has worked on projects of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki involving excavations, documentation and digitization of collections and has also published several articles on seventeenth and nineteenth century painting. His current research focuses on the assessment of the common artistic language in the Balkans created by travelling painters in the seventeenth century.