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, 2022) 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.

Dr. Jonathan Conlin

Dr. Jonathan Conlin is Senior Lecturer in 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). Drawing on archives located in ten countries and material written in nine different languages, the resulting biography, Mr Five Per Cent: the Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, The World’s Richest Man (Profile, 2019) has been translated into Turkish, Russian, Armenian and Portuguese. It won the 2020 BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History.  

Project Intern

Bryony Harris is a postgraduate student in International Relations in Historical Perspective at Utrecht University. Whilst assisting with The Lausanne Project, 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.