Religious Diversity and Confessionalization in Ottoman Europe
LMU Munich, July 4th-7th 2019





Participants (Preliminary)


Zeynep Arslan (Bochum)

Seeking the Traces of Muslim Merchants in Trieste


Merih Erol (Istanbul) 

Becoming Protestant: Greek Orthodox Responses to Conversion in 19th-Century Ottoman Anatolia.


Suraiya Faroqhi (Munich)

Evliya Celebi’s discourse on non-Muslims and non-Sunni Muslims


Tobias Graf (Oxford)

‘Schismatics and Other Heretics’: Confessional Plurality and the Presence of Levantine Christians in Eighteenth-Century Germany


Mihai Grigore (Mainz)

Is Orthodoxy confessional? And if it is, what does that mean?


Andreas Helmedach (Bochum)

The Religion of the Soldiers: Religious Confession and Religious Practice of the Venetian Army in the Eastern Mediterranean (17th and early 18th Century)


Vjeran Kursar (Zagreb)

Confessional Competition and Rivalries in Ottoman Bosnia: A Case of Confessionalization?


Christoph Neumann (Munich)

The Confessionalisation of Dervish Orders in Nineteenth Century Istanbul


Ergün Özsoy (Augsburg)

First Contact: Travel of Two Protestant Preacher to Istanbul and their Relations with Orthodoxes 1573-1581


Stefan Rohdewald (Giessen)

Between the Religions: Christian Denominational History Seen from a Muslim Perspective in Müteferrika’s Risale-i İslamiyye


Dimitris Stamatopoulos (Thessalonica)

Confessionalization from above, Confessionalization from below: the question of the Law in the Rum millet (18th - 19th c.)


Richard Wittmann (Istanbul)

Forfeiting religious autonomy at will: The preference of the sharia court by Christians and Jews in 17th century Istanbul


Ioannis Zelepos (Munich)


Tolerata, non recepta. Religious diversity as political concept in Southeast Europe. On the regional context of Evgenios Voulgaris´ “Essay on Tolerance” (1767).