In November 2017, a workshop took place at the German Historical Institute in Paris, exploring the mechanisms of diplomacy in a transcultural context.  It focused particularly on the social life of the diplomatic milieu of Istanbul from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.

At the workshop, entitled ‘Politics and Sociability in a Transcultural Context: The Diplomatic Milieu in Istanbul during the Long Eighteenth Century’, Research Associate Dr Feras Krimsti gave a paper which examined how Ottoman and Venetian processions were depicted in the travelogue of Ḥannā ṭ-Ṭabīb, a physician from Aleppo (1764/65).

A conference report and more information can be found here: