Dr. Ozan Ozavci

Dr. Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Transimperial History at Utrecht University, and associate member at the Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (CETOBaC, UMR 8032) in Paris. Following the completion of his ERC-funded monograph titled Dangerous Gifts: Imperialism, Security, and Civil Wars in the Levant, 1798-1864 (Oxford University Press, 2021), he’s currently finalizing his third monograph (under contract with Bloomsbury) that looks into the two Istanbul embassies of the Scottish diplomat Sir Robert Liston. In this book, he discusses the intimate connections between the capitulations and peace-making at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Professor Jonathan Conlin

Jonathan Conlin is Professor of Modern History at the University of Southampton. A historian of Britain by training, he became interested in late Ottoman/Middle East history as Principal Investigator of the Gulbenkian Biography Project (2012-7). The resulting biography, Mr Five Per Cent: the Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, The World’s Richest Man (Profile, 2019) has been translated into five languages and won the 2020 BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History. Jon has also published a suite of important articles on Ottoman loans, naval financing and oil diplomacy.

Dr. Julia Secklehner

Dr Julia Secklehner is a specialist in the history of modern art and visual culture in central Europe in the first half of the twentieth century, currently collaborating on the ERC-funded project “Continuity / Rupture: Art and Architecture in Central Europe, 1918-1939 (CRAACE)“, based at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. In addition to contributing a chapter on the Hungarian artists Derso and Kelèn to the Project’s edited volume Julia is coordinating the production of our graphic novel and advising the Lausanne History Museum on their centenary exhibition.

Project Intern

Bryony Harris was a postgraduate student in International Relations in Historical Perspective at Utrecht University. Alongside assisting with the design and launch of the project website she researched her thesis on the Irish Free State’s response to the Lausanne ‘episode’. Bryony received her BA(Hons) in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and her MA from Royal Holloway, University of London in Victorian Art, Literature and Culture.

Project Intern

Yasir Safa Doğancil is a postgraduate student in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. He graduated from Ankara University with a BSc degree in International Relations, and is interested in EU integration, EU-Turkey relations, historical sociology of IR, and Trotsky’s uneven and combined development theory.