Call for Papers: The Levant and Europe: Shipping and Trade Networks of People and Knowledge


The Levantine Heritage Foundation
2 – 4 November, 2016
Europe House and the Hellenic Centre, London
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We invite proposals for panels as well as individual presentations. Proposals should include title and abstracts (limited to 400 words), and provide the name(s) of the presenter(s), institutional affiliations where applicable, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. Presentation duration is 20 minutes and the language will be
English. The deadline for sending a proposal is February 1, 2016.
For abstract submission please email:
For enquiries please email
Registration will open in February 2016 at

In November 2016, the Levantine Heritage Foundation is organizing its second interdisciplinary conference, entitled “The Levant and Europe: Shipping and Trade –Networks of People and Knowledge” in London, at Europe House and the Hellenic Centre.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Elena Frangakis Syrett, Professor of History, Queens College & Graduate Center, City Unversity of New York
Sibel Zandi Sayek, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, The College of William and Mary
Emrah Safa Gürkan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Administration, Istanbul 29 May University

Topics of consideration for the proposals will include, but not be limited to:
– Trade networks and institutions;
– Consular, diplomatic and commercial interactions
– Banks, manufacture, and shipping;
– Individual or family histories that reveal aspects of the Levantine world;
– Movement of people, migrations, establishment of immigrant communities;
– Flows of technology, political movements, ideologies, and other sociocultural forces.

All proposals will be blind reviewed by members of the LHF Conference Committee. Notifications will be sent to applicants in March 2016. Following the example of the forthcoming publication of the peer-reviewed book based on the first conference in Istanbul, there are plans to publish another book based on this conference. Two travel grants (up to £500) are available to PhD students who will be selected to present at the conference. Students wishing to apply for a grant should submit their CV together with their abstract proposal.

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