Focusing on commerce, banking, crafts, guilds and economic trends, this conference considered the Ottoman economy in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Amnon Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), The changing face of the Fertile Crescent: Hourani’s ideas in the light of further research. 

Eugene Rogan (Oxford), Families and trade in the early 19th century. 

Ruba Kanaan (Oxford), Reconstruction of an Ottoman port city: Jaffa 1799-1831.

Elena Frangakis-Syrett (CUNY), The dynamics of integration: western Anatolia in the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. 

Christopher Clay (Bristol), European banking and the Ottoman empire before 1875: a story of disappointed expectation.

Svetla Ianeva (Sofia), Crafts, craftsmen and corporations in the central Balkan lands in the first half of the 19th century. 

Michael Palairet (Edinburgh), Economic trends in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878-1912, compared with those in post-Ottoman Bulgaria.