​This was a one-day graduate conference with members of the research project “Dynamic Asymmetries in Transcultural Flows at the Intersection of Asia and Europe: The Case of the Early Modern Ottoman Empire”, which forms part of the University of Heidelberg’s “Cluster of Excellence: Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows“.

10.00-11.30 PANEL 1
Evangelos Katafylis, Christian-Muslim contacts and interrelations in the 14th century through the epistle of Gregory Palamas.
Tobias Graf, Studying renegades as agents of cultural flows and their role in the Ottoman state, c. 1580-1610.
11.30-12.00 Break
12.00-13.30 PANEL 2
Christian Roth, The eighteenth-century Aegean as a theatre of transcultural flows.
Will Smiley, Ottoman-Russian cultural flows through captivity in the eighteenth century.
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.00 PANEL 3
Nur Sobers Khan, Slaves as agents of cultural and technical exchange in mid-16th century Istanbul.
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-16.00 PANEL 4
John Burman, Bridging an uncrossable divide: British diplomacy in Istanbul at the turn of the twentieth century.