Ottoman Diplomats to Belgium: An Online Digitalization Project of Diplomatic Sources University of Antwerp
Capitalist globalization and 'Small Power' diplomacy in the Ottoman Empire. A comparative history of Belgian, Italian, and U.S. consuls (1823-1912). University of Antwerp
Belgian investments in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th century. University of Antwerp
(Post) Ottoman Migrants and the Origins of the Modern World University of Antwerp
The discourse on the 'Other' in the relations between the Burgundian-Habsburg, Mamluk and Ottoman Empires (1389-1529) Ghent University
Since the early 15th century different regions in the Euro-Mediterranean region witnessed strikingly parallel transformations and reached a growing interconnectivity. This research project focuses on the mutual views of 'the Other' in this perspective, during a 'long 15th century' (1389-1529) relevant for the Burgundian-Habsburg, Mamluk and Ottoman Empires.
The portrayal of the Ottomans in the Spanish and Austrian Netherlands of the Habsburgs (seventeenth and eighteenth century): printed materials, opinions and imaging of the Ottomans KU Leuven
The theme of the Ottomans was in the Spanish and Austrian Netherlands a common topic in media such as celebrations, printed matter, sermons, etc. A study on media and communications in the Spanish and Austrian Netherlands on the Ottomans can be enlightening for how the imagery proceeded for the identification processes in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, exposing one’s own culture by mirroring it to other cultures. The analysis of ...
Diplomatic encounters: a cultural-historical analysis of Belgian-Ottoman relations (1838-1914). University of Antwerp
Neo-Ottomanism? New Strategies of Turkey and the Impact of Foreign Aid to Post-War Cultural Reconstruction in the Balkans. KU Leuven
This project seeks to find out how foreign assistance in the fields of culture, religious revival and education change regions ravaged by inter-ethnic violence and state breakdown, and how such foreign assistance is perceived locally. My case study is the assistance provided from the Turkish Republic to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and local responses to it. The empirical research will focus on Turkish aid in the areas of higher education, religious ...
Inequality, History and the Caucasian Slave Trade, 1395-1792 Ghent University
Throughout the medieval and early modern periods, a vast network of forced migration was operating in Eurasia, which at times equalled the African slave trade in size. A particularly important part of this system was the Caucasian slave trade, in which young men and women from the Caucasus Mountains were sold in the Italian Republics, Egypt, the Ottoman Empire, and Iran. The effects of this trade were far-reaching: for example, the use of the ...