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Date of birth: 11 December 1969
Work Address: Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, 74100 Rethymno, Greece
Work telephone number: (+30)2831077368/77337
Work fax number: (+30)2831077338
Εmail: anastasopoulos@uoc.gr

Education

1994-1999
Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge
Ph.D.
‘Imperial Institutions and Local Communities: Ottoman Karaferye, 1758-1774’
Outline: Study of centre-periphery relations, provincial administration and elite in the region of Veroia (Karaferye) in 1758-1774 through the use of Ottoman archival sources.

1993-1994
Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge
M.Phil. (Islamic Studies).
Thesis: ‘The Judicial System in Ottoman Greece, 1600-1800’
Outline: The Ottoman ideal of justice and a study of Islamic, Christian and Jewish courts of law in Ottoman Greece during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

1987-1992
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Athens
Degree in History and Archaeology, specialisation in History.
[Spring semester 1990: ERASMUS-ECTS exchange student in History; Roskilde University, Denmark (supervisor: Prof. Nils Hybel).]

Teaching-Research Experience

I have been teaching Ottoman History at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete (Greece) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since February 1999 and February 2001, respectively. Until November 2001, I taught at the Department on renewable six-month and annual contracts. In November 2001, I was appointed Lecturer in Turkish Studies, and in September 2007, I was promoted to Assistant Professor of Ottoman History. In February 2011 I was tenured. I am currently supervising five Ph.D. dissertations in Ottoman history; one more was completed and defended successfully in February 2014.
During the spring semester of the academic year 2015-2016 I taught modern Greek and Balkan history at the Department of History of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, following an invitation by the Department and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation that funds this position.

I am also affiliated with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (I.M.S./FO.R.T.H.), Rethymno, Greece. My main research project there, since spring 2001, has been the study of Islamic gravestones from Ottoman Crete, both as objects and through their epitaphs. An online database of more than 300 gravestones from the town of Rethymno is accessible through the webpage of ‘Digital Crete’, a project of the I.M.S./FO.R.T.H. (http://digitalcrete.ims.forth.gr). Research on gravestones was recently expanded to include Heraklion and Chania, the other major towns of Ottoman Crete. Other research projects that I run at the I.M.S./FO.R.T.H., concern: i) ‘Historical and archaeological testimonies about water and its management in Crete during the Venetian and Ottoman periods, with an emphasis on the region of Heraklion’, ii) ‘Social parameters and effects of diseases: a historical approach’, iii) transliteration and publication of the first volume of the registers of the Ottoman kadı court of the town of Veroia, in northern Greece (together with Drs Eleni Gara and Elias Kolovos). (i) and (ii) above are funded by the Programmatic Contract between the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, under the framework of Settlement Agreement between the Hellenic Republic and Siemens (duration: 23/4/2015-10/4/2017).

During 1999-2001, I participated in a project entitled ‘Veroia “Metropolis” of Macedonia: Research, Study and Electronic Recording of the History and Cultural Heritage of the Town from Antiquity to Today’, run by the Hellenic National Research Foundation (Athens). My contribution consisted in collecting and entering bibliographical data about Byzantine and Ottoman Veroia in a database (http://www.ipet.gr/veroia//) as well as in compiling texts for a CD-ROM about the history of Verοia.

For a six-month period in 1999, I worked as a Researcher in the Events Archive of the electronic databank of the Foundation of the Hellenic World (Athens). More specifically, I entered data concerning events of the Ottoman period of Anatolia in the databank of the Foundation.

From 2005 to 2009, I was a member of the Management Committee of the European research network COST Α36: ‘Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the Pre-Industrial World from Antiquity till the Transition to Modernity’ (http://tec.saxo.ku.dk/). The aim of this research network was to examine comparatively pre-industrial empires, and nine international conferences were organised in its context. The project was chaired by Associate Professor Peter Fibiger Bang of the University of Copenhagen. Professor Sir Christopher Bayly of the University of Cambridge was the vice-chairman. It was funded by COST, the European intergovernmental framework for Co-operation in Science and Technology.

I am trained in Greek and Ottoman palaeography, and have conducted research in the Ottoman Archives of Istanbul, Turkey (Ottoman Archive of the Turkish Premiership), Salonica, Greece (Historical Archives of Macedonia), Veroia, Greece (General State Archives – Imathia Prefecture Archives), Heraklion, Greece (Vikelaia Municipal Library), and Sofia, Bulgaria (Sts Cyril and Methodius National Library). I have also conducted research in the Archive of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey, and in the National Archives, U.K.

Publications

  1. (with Eleni Gara) ‘Othomanikes antilepseis peri egklematos kai timorias’ [Ottoman views about crime and punishment], Mnemon, 21 (1999), 37-54.
  2. ‘Hoi othomanikoi hierodikastikoi kodikes (sitzil) tes Veroias: provlemata taxinomeses’ [The Ottoman court registers (şer’iye sicilleri) of Veroia: classification problems], IMEros, 1 (2001), 149-169.
  3. ‘Lighting the Flame of Disorder: Ayan Infighting and State Intervention in Ottoman Karaferye, 1758-59’, International Journal of Turkish Studies,8/1&2 (2002), 73-88.
  4. ‘Hoi christianoi sten Tourkokratia kai hoi othomanikes peges: he periptose tes Veroias, p. 1760-1770’ [The Christians in the period of Ottoman rule and the Ottoman sources: the case of Veroia, c. 1760-1770], Ariadne,9 (2003), 71-89.
  5. ‘Introduction’, in Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), Provincial Elites in the Ottoman Empire. Halcyon Days in Crete V. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 10-12 January 2003, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2005, xi-xxviii.
  6. ‘The Mixed Elite of a Balkan Town: Karaferye in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century’, in Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), Provincial Elites in the Ottoman Empire. Halcyon Days in Crete V. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 10-12 January 2003, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2005, 259-268.
  7. ‘Chatzekatvias, Charitopoulos, Kritopoulos: sta ichne mias paradoses gia ten othomanike halose tes Veroias’ [Chatzekatvias, Charitopoulos, Kritopoulos: following the traces of a tradition about the Ottoman conquest of Veroia], in Tonia Kiousopoulou (ed.), 1453: He halose tes Konstantinoupoles kai he metavase apo tous mesaionikous stous neoterous chronous, Heraklion: Crete University Press, 2005, 211-225.
  8. ‘Dervisides kai dervisikoi tekedes sten Krete ton archon tou 19ou aiona: threskeutikes, koinonikes kai oikonomikes leitourgies’ [Dervishes and dervish tekkes in early-nineteenth-century Crete: religious, social and economic functions], in Pepragmena Th΄ Diethnous Kretologikou Synedriou. Elounda, 1-6 Oktovriou 2001. Volume C1: Neotere periodos – historia, Heraklion: Hetaireia Kretikon Historikon Meleton, 2005, 139-150.
  9. ‘Crisis and State Intervention in Late Eighteenth-Century Karaferye’, Princeton Papers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 13 (2005) [special issue: The Ottoman Balkans, 1750-1830, ed. Frederick Anscombe], 11-33 [the volume was reprinted in book format as Frederick F. Anscombe (ed.), The Ottoman Balkans, 1750-1830, Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2006].
  10. ‘In Preparation for the Hajj: The Will of a Serdengeçti from Crete (1782)’, Archivum Ottomanicum, 23 (2005-2006), 79-92.
  11. ‘Building Alliances: A Christian Merchant in Eighteenth-Century Karaferye’, Oriente Moderno n.s., 25/1 (2006) [The Ottomans and Trade, eds Ebru Boyar and Kate Fleet], 65-75.
  12. ‘Karaferye (Veroia) in the 1790s: How Much Can the Kadı Sicilleri Tell Us?’, in Antonis Anastasopoulos and Elias Kolovos (eds), Ottoman Rule and the Balkans, 1760-1850: Conflict, Transformation, Adaptation. Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Rethymno, Greece, 13-14 December 2003, Rethymno: University of Crete – Department of History and Archaeology, 2007, 45-59.
  13. ‘Albanians in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Balkans’, in Elias Kolovos, Phokion Kotzageorgis, Sophia Laiou and Marinos Sariyannis (eds), The Ottoman Empire, the Balkans, the Greek Lands: Toward a Social and Economic History. Studies in Honor of John C. Alexander, Istanbul: The Isis Press, 2007, 37-47.
  14. ‘Centre-Periphery Relations: Crete in the Eighteenth Century’, in Björn Forsén and Giovanni Salmeri (eds), The Province Strikes Back: Imperial Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean, Helsinki: The Finnish Institute at Athens, 2008, 123-136.
  15. ‘The Islamic Gravestones of Ottoman Rethymno: Preliminary Remarks and Thoughts about Them’, in Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), The Eastern Mediterranean under Ottoman Rule: Crete, 1645-1840. Halcyon Days in Crete VI. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 13-15 January 2006, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2008, 317-329.
  16. (with Elias Kolovos and Marinos Sariyannis), ‘The Ottoman Empire and the Greek Lands’, in Ersi Brouskari (ed.), Ottoman Architecture in Greece, Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture – Directorate of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Antiquities, 2008, 23-44.
  17. ‘He anaklese mias doreas kai he epistrophe mias proikas: koinoniko phylo, oikogeneiakes scheseis kai othomanike dikaiosyne’ [The cancellation of a donation and the return of a dowry: gender, family relations and Ottoman justice], in Kostas Lappas, Antonis Anastasopoulos and Elias Kolovos (eds), Mneme Penelopes Stathe. Meletes historias and philologias , Heraklion: Crete University Press, 2010, 55-68.
  18. ‘Morphes koinonikes aroges kai pronoias sto islam me semeio anaphoras ten Othomanike Autokratoria’ [Forms of social aid and welfare in Islam with particular reference to the Ottoman Empire], in Kostas Dikaios (ed.), Historia koinonikes politikes, Athens: Gutenberg, 2010, 126-156.
  19. ‘Proseggizontas to zetema tes anagnoses ton pegon: mia martyria peri oikodidaskalias ton 17o aiona kai to Krypho Scholeio’ [Approaching the issue of the ‘reading’ of sources: a testimony about homeschooling in the seventeenth century and the ‘Secret School’ issue], Ta Istorika/Historica, 27/53 (December 2010), 349-364.
  20. ‘Political Participation, Public Order and Monetary Pledges (Nezir) in Ottoman Crete’, in Eleni Gara, M. Erdem Kabadayı and Christoph K. Neumann (eds), Popular Protest and Political Participation in the Ottoman Empire: Studies in Honor of Suraiya Faroqhi, Istanbul: İstanbul Bilgi University Press, 2011, 127-142.
  21. ‘Introduction: Political Initiatives “From the Bottom Up”’, in Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), Political Initiatives ‘From the Bottom Up’ in the Ottoman Empire. Halcyon Days in Crete VIΙ. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 9-11 January 2009, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2012, 1-12.
  22. ‘The Ottomans and Civil Society: A Discussion of the Concept and the Relevant Literature’, in Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), Political Initiatives ‘From the Bottom Up’ in the Ottoman Empire. Halcyon Days in Crete VIΙ. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 9-11 January 2009, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2012, 435-453.
  23. ‘Imperial Geography and War: The Ottoman Case’, in Sahar Bazzaz, Yota Batsaki and Dimiter Angelov (eds), Imperial Geographies in Byzantine and Ottoman Space, Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies – Harvard University, 2013, 111-132.
  24. ‘Non-Muslims and Ottoman Justice(s?)’, in Jeroen Duindam, Jill Harries, Caroline Humfress and Nimrod Hurvitz (eds), Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors, Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013, 275-292.
  25. (with Eleni Gara) ‘The Rural Hinterland of Karaferye: Settlements, Divisions, and the Çiftlik Phenomenon (Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries)’, in Elias Kolovos (ed.), Ottoman Rural Societies and Economies. Halcyon Days in Crete VIII. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 13-15 January 2012, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2015, 261-291.
  26. ‘A‘yân’, ‘Crète (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles)’: entries in François Georgeon, Nicolas Vatin and Gilles Veinstein, with the collaboration of Elisabetta Borromeo (eds), Dictionnaire de l’Empire ottoman, Paris: Fayard, 2015, 137-139, 309-311.
  27. (with Marilena Bali, Robin Durand, Yannis Lambrakis, Iordanis Panagiotidis, Stelios Parlamas), ‘Othomanikes mousoulmanikes epitymvies steles Herakleiou: steles pou phylassontai ste “Villa Ariadni” sten Knoso’ [Ottoman Islamic gravestones in Heraklion: gravestones at the ‘Villa Ariadne’ in Knossos], Kretika Chronika, 35 (2015), 153-210.

Edited Volumes

  1. Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), Provincial Elites in the Ottoman Empire. Halcyon Days in Crete V. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 10-12 January 2003, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2005
  2. Antonis Anastasopoulos and Elias Kolovos (eds), Ottoman Rule and the Balkans, 1760-1850: Conflict, Transformation, Adaptation. Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Rethymno, Greece, 13-14 December 2003, Rethymno: University of Crete – Department of History and Archaeology, 2007
  3. Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), The Eastern Mediterranean under Ottoman Rule: Crete, 1645-1840. Halcyon Days in Crete VI. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 13-15 January 2006, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2008
  4. Kostas Lappas, Antonis Anastasopoulos and Elias Kolovos (eds), Mneme Penelopes Stathe. Meletes historias and philologias [In memory of Pinelopi Stathi. Studies in history and philology], Heraklion: Crete University Press, 2010
  5. Antonis Anastasopoulos (ed.), Political Initiatives ‘From the Bottom Up’ in the Ottoman Empire. Halcyon Days in Crete VIΙ. A Symposium Held in Rethymno, 9-11 January 2009, Rethymno: Crete University Press, 2012

Advisory Capacity in a Publication

  1. New Trends in Ottoman Studies: Papers presented at the 20th CIÉPO Symposium, Rethymno, 27 June – 1 July 2012, editor-in-chief: Marinos Sariyannis, editors: Gülsün Aksoy-Aivali, Marina Demetriadou, Yannis Spyropoulos, Katerina Stathi, & Yorgos Vidras, consulting editors: Antonis Anastasopoulos & Elias Kolovos, Rethymno: University of Crete – Department of History and Archaeology και Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas – Institute for Mediterranean Studies, 2014.

Popularisation Articles

  1. ‘He Krete sto othomaniko plaisio’ [Crete in the Ottoman context], Kretologika Grammata, 17 (2001), 97-109.
  2. ‘Mousoulmanoi kai christianoi ste Veroia tou b΄ misou tou 18ou aiona’ [Muslims and Christians in Karaferye of the second half of the eighteenth century], in Veroias meletemata, [Veroia]: Hoi Philoi tou Vyzantinou Mouseiou Veroias, 2003, 40-46.
  3. ‘He Veroia sta chronia ton Othomanon: mia dynamike koinonia’ [Veroia in the Ottoman era: a dynamic society], Politistika Dromena, 47 (Mar.-Apr.-May 2008), 21-30.

Research Project Report

  1. ‘Islamic Tombstones of Rethymno’, in Common Cultural Heritage: Developing Local Awareness Concerning the Architectural Heritage Left from the Exchange of Populations in Turkey and Greece, Istanbul: The Foundation of Lausanne Treaty Emigrants, 2005, 222-223.

Book Reviews

  1. Cemal Kafadar, Between Two Worlds. The Construction of the Ottoman State, Berkeley-Los Angeles-London: University of California Press, 1995 (published in Historein 2 [2000], 207-209).
  2. Sophia N. Laiou, He Samos kata ten othomanike periodo [The island of Samos during the Ottoman period], Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, 2002 (published in Hellenika 54/1 [2004], 136-141).
  3. Boğaç A. Ergene, Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire: Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu (1652-1744), Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2003 (published in International Journal of Middle East Studies, 39/3 [2007], 491-492).
  4. Edhem Eldem and Nicolas Vatin, L’épitaphe ottomane musulmane (XVIe-XXe siècles). Contribution à une histoire de la culture ottomane, Paris-Louvain-Dudley, MA: Peeters, 2007 (published in Turcica 40 [2008], 415-417).
  5. Georgios K. Liakopoulos and Theodoros G. Paliougas, Othomanikes epigraphes tes Larisas [Ottoman inscriptions of Larissa], Thessaloniki: Ekdotikos Oikos Ant. Stamouli, 2013 (published in Mnemosyne 20 [2014-2015], 431-434).

Translation

Cemal Kafadar, Between Two Worlds. The Construction of the Ottoman State, Berkeley-Los Angeles-London: University of California Press, 1995 (translation from English into Greek; published as Ανάμεσα σε δύο κόσμους: η κατασκευή του οθωμανικού κράτους by the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece [MIET], Athens, 2008, with an additional bibliography and two maps).

Conference Papers – Participation in Workshops

‘At the intersection between the practical and the sacred: Mosque fountains in Ottoman Crete’

Paper in the context of a panel entitled ‘Water histories: Environmental, political, economic and social implications of water management in the Ottoman provinces’ that I organised at the CIÉPO-22 (Comité International d’Études Pré-ottomanes et Ottomanes) international symposium (Trabzon, Turkey, 4-8 October 2016).

‘Διεθνείς τάσεις της έρευνας στην οθωμανική ιστορία’

[International trends in research in Ottoman history]
Day conference dedicated to the memory of Vangelis Kechriotis (‘Διασταυρώσεις: μεταξύ Ελλάδας και Τουρκίας, μεταξύ ιστορίας και πολιτικής’) organised by the journal Historein and the Cultural and Intellectual History Society (CIHIS) (Athens, Greece, 28 September 2016).

‘Ασθένεια και θάνατος στην οθωμανική Κρήτη: σταθερές και μετασχηματισμοί στις κοινωνικές αντιλήψεις και την κρατική πολιτική’ (with Christos Kyriakopoulos)

[Disease and death in Ottoman Crete: stable elements and changes in social attitudes and state policy]
12th International Congress of Cretan Studies organised by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies (Heraklion, Greece, 21-25 September 2016).

‘Οι πρώτοι δύο αιώνες οθωμανικής κυριαρχίας στην Κρήτη (1645-1821): νέες πηγές και ερμηνευτικές προσεγγίσεις’ (with Elias Kolovos and Marinos Sariyannis)

[The first two centuries of Ottoman rule on Crete (1645-1821): new sources, interpretations and approaches]
Invited paper in the third plenary session of the 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies organised by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies (Heraklion, Greece, 21-25 September 2016).

‘Public celebrations and ceremonies in the late Ottoman Cretan press: Building a collective identity among the Christian population’

2016 Skilliter Conference (‘The Ottomans and entertainment’) organised by The Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College (Cambridge, U.K., 29 June-2 July 2016).

‘Testing the limits of kadı sicils for the study of wealth in Ottoman society: The kadı sicils of Kandiye’

‘The rich and the poor in the Balkan provinces of the Ottoman Empire (17th-19th centuries)’ international workshop organised by the Department of History of Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey, 27-28 May 2016).

‘Ottoman gravestones in Crete’

‘Geçmişten günümüze Girit: Tarih, toplum, kültür’ international symposium (Kuşadası, Turkey, 16-18 October 2015).

‘Ισλαμικές επιτύμβιες στήλες της οθωμανικής Κρήτης: μια έμφυλη προσέγγιση’

[Islamic gravestones of Ottoman Crete: an approach from the point of view of gender]
‘Crete from the point of view of the history of women and gender relations: Ottoman period and Autonomous Cretan State’, symposium organised by the Greek General State Archives-Historical Archive of Crete in collaboration with the Region of Crete-Regional Unit of Chania (Chania, Greece, 5 September 2015).

‘Serdarzade Mehmed Efendi: A naib of many capacities in late-seventeenth-century Kandiye’

‘The Ottoman Balkans: Personal dimensions. Agents of faith’ international conference (Sofia, Bulgaria, 26-27 June 2015).

‘The Ottoman Empire: Politics in an absolutist context’

‘On politics and the political in the Mediterranean, 1750-1860’, international conference organised in the context of the ‘Re-imagining democracy in the Mediterranean, 1750-1860’ network-building project, led by Joanna Innes, University of Oxford (Lisbon, Portugal, 20-21 April 2015).

‘Social attitudes towards death in Ottoman Crete’

Paper in the context of a panel entitled ‘This world, the hereafter, and the in-between: Practical and supernatural aspects of death’ that I organised at the CIÉPO-21 (Comité International d’Études Pré-ottomanes et Ottomanes) international symposium (Budapest, Hungary, 7-11 October 2014).

Participation in the ‘Re-imagining democracy in the Mediterranean, 1750-1860: The book’ workshop, held in the context of the ‘Re-imagining democracy in the Mediterranean, 1750-1860’ network-building project, led by Joanna Innes, University of Oxford (Oxford, U.K., 25-26 September 2014).

Participation in the ‘Re-imagining democracy in the Mediterranean, 1750-1860’ workshop, held in the context of the ‘Re-imagining democracy in the Mediterranean’ network-building project, led by Joanna Innes, University of Oxford (Athens, Greece, 10-11 January 2014).

‘Communicating death: Ottoman gravestones from Crete’

2013 Skilliter Conference (‘The Ottomans and health: a comparative perspective’) (Cambridge, U.K., 3-6 July 2013).

‘A mosque and its town quarter or a town quarter and its mosque? The Elhac Ali Paşa mosque and quarter in Ottoman Kandiye’

Paper in the context of a panel entitled ‘Flesh and mud: Innovative approaches to the study of early modern Ottoman cities’ that I co-organized with Shirine Hamadeh at the CIÉPO-20 (Comité International d’Études Pré-ottomanes et Ottomanes) international symposium (Rethymno, Greece, 27 June-1 July 2012).

‘The rural hinterland of Karaferye: settlements, divisions, and boundaries (17th-18th centuries)’ (with Eleni Gara)

8th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Ottoman Rural Societies and Economies’) (Rethymno, Greece, 13-15 January 2012).

‘Χρήσεις του νερού στο οθωμανικό Ηράκλειο’

[Uses of water in Ottoman Heraklion]
11th International Congress of Cretan Studies (Rethymno, Greece, 21-27 October 2011).

‘In defiance of the narrative of modernity? A historiographic journey in Ottoman Kandiye’

‘Eighteenth-Century Crossroads in Ottoman Studies: Negotiating Communal, State, and Moral Boundaries’ international workshop organised by the Department of History of Central European University (Budapest, Hungary, 26-28 May 2011).

‘Η ύπαιθρος της Βέροιας τον 18ο αιώνα’ (with Eleni Gara)

[The countryside of Veroia in the eighteenth century]
1st Academic Conference about Imathia (Veroia, Greece, 29 September-3 October 2010).

‘Christian Orthodox bishops in the Ottoman era: Political and financial networks’

Paper in the context of a panel entitled ‘Christian networks in the Ottoman Empire’ that I organized at the CIÉPO-19 (Comité International d’Études Pré-ottomanes et Ottomanes) international symposium (Van, Turkey, 26-30 July 2010).

‘Imperial geographies in times of war: The Ottoman case’

‘Imperial Geographies’ international workshop organised by the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies (Nafplio, Greece, 20-21 June 2009).

‘Imperial policy towards provincial élites in the Roman and Ottoman Eastern Mediterranean’ (with Cédric Brélaz, Strasbourg)

Joint paper, ‘Tributary Empire-Comparative Histories’ international conference (COST Α36: ‘Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the Pre-Industrial World from Antiquity till the Transition to Modernity’) (Rome, Italy, 23-26 April 2009).

‘The Ottomans and civil society’

7th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Political Initiatives ‘from the Bottom Up’ in the Ottoman Empire’) (Rethymno, Greece, 9-11 January 2009).

‘Non-Muslims and Ottoman justice(s?)’

‘Empires and Law: Principles, Practices’ international conference (COST Α36: ‘Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the Pre-Industrial World from Antiquity till the Transition to Modernity’) (Utrecht, The Netherlands, 9-11 November 2008).

Poster

4th HERA Annual Conference ‘European Diversities – European Identities’/1st European Conference for Collaborative Humanities Research (ECCHR) (Strasbourg, France, 8-9 October 2008).

‘Being a janissary in Ottoman Crete’

‘War, Armies and Empires’ international conference (COST Α36: ‘Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the Pre-Industrial World from Antiquity till the Transition to Modernity’) (Rethymno, Greece, 2-4 November 2007).

‘Οι τουρκικές σπουδές σήμερα στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης και το Ινστιτούτο Μεσογειακών Σπουδών’

[Turkish studies today at the University of Crete and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies]
‘Turkish Studies Today’ international symposium (Athens, Greece, 1-2 June 2007).

‘Centre-periphery relations: The case of eighteenth-century Ottoman Crete’

‘Experience of Empire – Responses from the Provinces’ international conference (COST Α36: ‘Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the Pre-Industrial World from Antiquity till the Transition to Modernity’) (Athens, Greece, 19-21 June 2006).

‘Strained relations: Albanians as a challenge to the authority of ‘established’ elites in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Balkans’

‘New Elites, Old Regimes: Trajectories of Imperial Change, 1700-1850’ international conference (Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A., 28-29 April 2006).

‘The Ottoman tombstones of Rethymno’

6th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1645-1840’) (Rethymno, Greece, 13-15 January 2006).

‘Neighbourhood life in Ottoman Kandiye: The economic aspect’

‘Neighbourhood: Past, Present, Future’international conference (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 30 June-2 July 2005).

‘Μουσουλμανικές επιτύμβιες στήλες Ρεθύμνου’

[The Islamic gravestones of Rethymno]
‘Common Cultural Heritage: Let’s Protect It Together’ workshop (Rethymno, Greece, 21-27 October 2004).

‘Karaferye (Veroia) in the 1790s: How much can the kadı sicilleri tell us?’

‘The Ottoman Empire and the Rise of Balkan Nationalisms 1789-1832: Conflict, Transformation, Adaptation’ international conference (Rethymno, Greece, 13-14 December 2003).

‘Μουσουλμάνοι και χριστιανοί στη Βέροια του β΄ μισού του 18ου αιώνα’

[Muslims and Christians in Veroia in the second half of the eighteenth century]
Day meeting organized by the ‘Friends of the Byzantine Museum of Veroia’ (Veroia, Greece, 4 May 2003).

‘The mixed elite of a Balkan town: Karaferye in the second half of the 18th century’

5th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Provincial Elites in the Ottoman Empire’) (Rethymno, Greece, 10-12 January 2003).

‘Χατζηκατβίας, Χαριτόπουλος, Κριτόπουλος: Τα ίχνη μιας παράδοσης για την οθωμανική άλωση της Βέροιας’

[Chatzekatvias, Charitopoulos, Kritopoulos: Following the traces of a tradition concerning the Ottoman conquest of Veroia]
‘1453: The Fall of Constantinople and the Transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era’ international symposium (Rethymno, Greece, 18-20 October 2002).

‘Building alliances: A Christian merchant in eighteenth-century Karaferye’

2002 Skilliter Conference (‘The Ottomans and Trade’) (Cambridge, U.K., 20-23 March 2002).

‘Δερβίσηδες και δερβίσικοι τεκέδες στην Κρήτη των αρχών του 19ου αιώνα: θρησκευτικές, κοινωνικές και οικονομικές λειτουργίες’

[Dervishes and dervish tekkes in early nineteenth-century Crete: Religious, social and economic functions]
9th International Congress of Cretan Studies (Elounda, Greece, 1-6 October 2001).

The Ottoman court records of Karaferye

Qadi Court Records Workshop (Harvard University, U.S.A., 18-20 May 2001).

‘Credit and district expenses in the kaza of Karaferye, 1750-1800’

‘Economic and Social Aspects of Credit Activities in the Eastern Mediterranean Area 18th-20th Centuries’ colloquium (Rethymno, Greece, 29-30 September 2000).

‘Kaza borders as limits of authority and responsibility in 18th-century Ottoman practice’

1999 Skilliter Conference (‘The Ottoman Frontier’) (Cambridge, U.K., 17-20 March 1999).

‘“Lighting the flame of disorder”; Ayan infighting and state intervention in Ottoman Karaferye, 1758-59’

‘Mutiny: Narrative, Event, and Context in Cross-Cultural Perspective’ conference (Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., 10-11 October 1998).

‘Non-Muslims in an Ottoman context: Veroia, 1760-1780’

‘Place and Displacement: 1997 Research Colloquium’, Standing Committee on Modern Greek in the Universities (Cambridge, U.K., 31 May 1997).

Seminars – Lectures

Defterler-i masarif-i vilayet, tevzi defterleri, local elite, and chiftlicisation: 18th-century Karaferye revisited’

Lecture given at Boğaziçi University, Economic History Working Group (Istanbul, Turkey, 24 May 2016).

‘Islamic gravestones of Ottoman Crete: An imported cultural tradition on a Greek-speaking island’

Lecture given at Boğaziçi University, Department of History, ‘Museum Lectures’ series (Istanbul, Turkey, 5 May 2016).

‘Urban life in Ottoman Crete: The case of the Elhac Ali Pasha mahalle in Kandiye’

Lecture given at Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Istanbul, Turkey, 3 May 2016).

« La Crète ottomane : un voyage historiographique »

Lecture given at the seminar: « L’organisation du territoire de la Crète en dehors des villes sous les époques vénitienne et ottomane (XIVe-XVIIIe siècles) », organised by the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (Aix-Marseille Université – CNRS) (Aix-en-Provence, France, 23 May 2014).

‘“Einai tou Theou prostage, opoios erchetai ston kosmo touto, na pheugei kiolas”: mousoulmanikes epitymvies steles tes hysteres othomanikes Kretes’

[“It’s God’s order: all who come to this world, also have to depart”: Islamic gravestones of late Ottoman Crete]
Lecture given at the Historical Museum of Crete (Heraklion, Greece, 9 April 2014).

‘Studying urban life in Ottoman Crete: The Elhac Ali Pasha quarter in eighteenth-century Kandiye’

Lecture given at the General Seminar of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Birmingham (Birmingham, U.K., 21 October 2010).

‘Astikos choros kai vios sto othomaniko Herakleio: To temenos kai he synoikia ‘Yeni Cami’ kata ton 18o aiona’

[Urban space and life in Ottoman Heraklion: The mosque and quarter ‘Yeni Cami’ in the eighteenth century]
Lecture given in the context of the ‘Presentation of the Translations of the Kadı Court Registers from the Turkish Archive of Heraklion’, organized by the Vikelaia Municipal Library (Heraklion, 15 September 2010).

‘An overview of the history of Crete under Ottoman rule’

Lecture given to students of the University of Rosario, Colombia, who visited Greece with their Professor, the Director of the University’s Historical Archive, Carla Bocchetti (Heraklion, 30 June 2010).

‘Ottoman provincial elites in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries’

Lecture given at the History Research Seminar of the Department of History of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Maynooth, Ireland, 25 March 2010).

« Les élites provinciales dans les territoires balkaniques et grecs de l’Empire ottoman (XVIIe-XIXe siècles) »

Series of four lectures given at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques (Paris, France, 14 January – 2 February 2010).

‘Hoi mousoulmanikes epitymvies steles tou othomanikou Rethymnou: mia pege kai ta provlemata tes’

[The Islamic gravestones of Ottoman Rethymno: a source and its problems]
Lecture given at the Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus, 6 October 2009).

‘Crete under Ottoman rule’

Lecture given at the Princeton University Global Seminar ‘Islam, Empire, and Modernity: Turkey from the Caliphs to the 21st Century’ (Rethymno, Greece, 17 June 2009).

‘Othomanikes epitymvies steles Rethymnou: mia pege kai ta provlemata tes’

[Ottoman gravestones from Rethymno: a source and its problems]
Lecture given at the Seminar of the Section of Modern and Contemporary History, Department of History-Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece, 18 February 2009).

‘He Veroia tes othomanikes periodou: mia dynamike koinonia’

[Veroia in the Ottoman period: A dynamic society]
Lecture given at the invitation of the Municipality of Veroia (Veroia, Greece, 15 October 2007).

‘‘Case-studying’ the Ottoman eighteenth century: The example of Karaferye’

Lecture given at the Ottoman Bank Museum (‘Economy and Society on Both Shores of the Aegean’ series of seminars) (Istanbul, Turkey, 13 May 2005).

‘Provincial elites in the Ottoman Empire: Afterthoughts on a symposium’

Lecture given at the History Department of Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey, 9 May 2005).

‘To phtharto kai to aionio: Mousoulmanikes epitumvies steles Rethymnou’

[From this world to eternity: Islamic gravestones in Rethymno]
Lecture given at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies/Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (Rethymno, Greece, 12 March 2002).

‘Οthomanikes antilepseis peri egklematos kai timorias’ (with Eleni Gara)

[Ottoman views about crime and punishment]
Lecture given at the Society for the Study of Modern Hellenism (Athens, Greece, 10 November 1999).

‘Karaferye and the Ottoman eighteenth century’

Paper read in the context of the ‘Seminars on Turkey and the Ottoman Empire’ series, Centre of Middle Eastern Studies-Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies (Cambridge, U.K., 14 November 1997).

Participation in Conference Committees

Member of the organising committees of:

  1. 5th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Provincial Elites in the Ottoman Empire’), international symposium, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece, 10-12 January 2003.
  2. ‘The Ottoman Empire and the Rise of Balkan Nationalisms 1789-1832: Conflict, Transformation, Adaptation’, international conference, University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece, 13-14 December 2003.
  3. 6th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1645-1840’), international symposium, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece, 13-15 January 2006.
  4. ‘Gender, Family and Property in Legal Theory and Practice: The European Perspective from 10th-20th Century’, international conference, University of Crete and Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, 21-23 September 2006.
  5. ‘War, Armies and Empires’, international conference held in the context of COST Α36: ‘Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the Pre-Industrial World from Antiquity till the Transition to Modernity’, local organizer: Institute for Mediterranean Studies (in association with the University of Crete), Rethymno, 2-4 November 2007.
  6. 7th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Political Initiatives ‘from the Bottom Up’ in the Ottoman Empire’), international symposium, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece, 9-11 January 2009.
  7. 8th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Ottoman Rural Societies and Economies’), international symposium, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece, 13-15 January 2012.
  8. 20th CIÉPO (Comité International d’Études Pre-ottomanes et Ottomanes) International Symposium, University of Crete and Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece, 27 June-1 July 2012.
  9. 9th Halcyon Days in Crete Symposium (‘Political Thought and Practice in the Ottoman Empire’), international symposium, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece, 9-11 January 2015.

Member of the advisory academic committees of:

  1. 1st Academic Conference about Imathia: History – Archaeology – Art – Folklore, Society for the Study of the History and Civilization of the Prefecture of Imathia, Veroia, Greece, 29 September-3 October 2010.
  2. 11th International Cretological Congress, Association on History and Folklore Studies in Rethymnon, Rethymno, Greece, September 2011.
  3. ‘Imathia: Delineating its History through the Collections of the General State Archives’, one-day conference, Society for the Study of the History and Civilization of the District of Imathia – Greek General State Archives/Imathia Branch, Veroia, Greece, 25 May 2013.
  4. 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies, Society of Cretan Historical Studies, Heraklion, Greece, 21-25 September 2016.

Membership of Editorial and Advisory Boards of Book Series and Academic Journals

  • Member of the editorial board of Turkish Historical Review (publisher: Brill) (2009 – ).
  • Member of the advisory board of the series The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage: Politics, Society and Economy (publisher: Brill) (2010 – ).

Membership of Academic Societies and Institutions

  • Member of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Rethymno, Greece).
  • Member of CIÉPO (Comité International d’Études Pré-Οttomanes et Ottomanes) (2010- ); member of its Governing Directorate (2012- ).
  • Member of OTSA (The Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association).
  • Corresponding member of the Society of Cretan Historical Studies (2014- ).

Languages

Greek (native), English, French, Turkish, Ottoman Turkish (reading skills).