This conference, which examined travel accounts, histories and chronicles, and personal accounts, was organised jointly with Julian Chrysostomides and the Hellenic Institute, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.
I Travel Accounts
Kate Fleet (Cambridge), Piloti goes to Naxos: a mission for the Mamluks.
Ebru Boyar (ODTÜ, Ankara), Syphilis in Anatolia through the eyes of a journalist in the early 20th century.
Lia Tornesello (Naples), 19th-century Persian travel accounts.
Erica Hunter (Cambridge), European travellers and the Christians of the Hakkari region in the early 19th century.
II Histories and Chronicles
Michele Bernardini (Naples), The Bazm u Razm of ‘Aziz Astārābādi.
Charles Melville (Cambridge), TBA.
Murat Mengüç (Cambridge), Kemal’s Selatinname and its implications for the language of early Ottoman chronicles.
Amina Elbendary (Cambridge), Chronicling their times: Arab historians of the late Mamluk and early Ottoman periods.
Stefka Parveva (Sofia), The popular Balkan chronicle of the 15th-19th century: the marginal notes and their authors.
III Personal Accounts
Mark Dickens (Cambridge), Byzantine and Syriac accounts of 6th-century embassies to the Turks.
Angeliki Konstantakopoulou (Ioannina), Byzantine and Arab eye-witness accounts of the attack of Thessalonica by the Saracens (904).
Kate Daniels (Cambridge), The waning days of Ottoman domination in the diaries of Khalil Sakakini.
Makram Khoury (Cambridge) Najib Nassar and the Palestinian discovery of Zionism in the early 20th century.