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Travellers in Ottoman Lands III

Call for Papers

April 9, 2025 – April 12, 2025

The Minerva Han, 34420 Karakoy, Istanbul Turkey

We invite proposals for contributions to Travellers in Ottoman Lands, Seminar Three (TIOL3) Places forgotten, Places Remembered, to be held in Istanbul, Wednesday 9 – Saturday 12 April 2025. Three days of presentation sessions in the historical neighbourhoods of Karaköy and Beyoğlu will be followed by one day of excursions.

The Seminar is presented by Travellers in Ottoman Lands, in association with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Sabancı University, The Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE), and Cornucopia.

Topics to be considered include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Horticulture and botany
• Memorials, cemeteries, places of worship of various faiths
• Women travellers
• Cuisine
• Art and Culture
• Travel and exile
• Archaeology
• Explorers and photographers
• Modes of travel
• Famous travellers
• Architecture

Proposals may be submitted either for individual presentations of 25 minutes or for panels of 3–4 speakers of 25 minutes each. Contributions for a panel about the Feriköy Protestant Cemetery of Istanbul are especially welcomed. Please include a biography of no more than 200 words, presentation title and a 300-word abstract. The Seminar language is English. Proposals should be submitted to by 15 November 2024 at the latest. All proposals will be subject to peer review and their acceptance will be announced by mid-January 2025. Registration will open on 31 January 2025 when the draft Programme will also be available.

The TIOL3 Seminar follows the successful Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Botanical Legacy seminar (TIOL1) held in Edinburgh in 2017 and Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Balkans, Anatolia and Beyond seminar (TIOL2) held in Sarajevo in 2022. Peer reviewed papers from TIOL1 have already been published and the papers from TIOL2 are currently in the process of publication.

For enquiries about the seminar please send an email to Dr. Marloes Cornelissen or to

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