Panels on the Ottoman neighbourhood were organised by Ebru Boyar and the Skilliter Centre within the METU 4th International Relations Conference, Neighbourhood: Past, Present and Future, held in Ankara, between 30 June-2July 2005.

‘Foreigners’ within

  • Kate Fleet (University of Cambridge), The Genoese consuls along the Black Sea in the early 15th century.
  • Ebru Boyar (ODTÜ, Ankara), Alienating Anatolia: the government’s approach to syphilis in the Abdülhamidian era.

Representation I

  • Kate Daniels (University of Cambridge), The Ottoman other in modern Arabic literary discourse.
  • Inna Simonova (Moscow State University), The ‘All-Slavdom Idea’ and the Slavic world.
  • Angeliki Konstantakopoulu (University of Ioannina), The Ottoman past in Greece and Romania during the 1930s.

Representation II

  • Michele Bernardini (University of Naples. L’Orientale), The Ottoman image in Timurid literature.
  • Mustafa Soykut (ODTÜ, Ankara), Italian historiography on the Ottoman empire: a political image in the 15th to the 17th centuries.
  • Alessandro Taddei (University of Naples. L’Orientale), Ottoman monuments in Thessaloniki in the account of Johannis Anagnostis.


  • Antonis Anastasopoulos (University of Crete), Neighbourhood life in Ottoman Kandiye: the economic aspect.
  • Ferdan Ergut (ODTÜ, Ankara), Civil initiatives in policing Ottoman cities.
  • Makram Khoury (Univeristy of Cambridge), Multilingualism in the press in Ottoman Palestine.