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Thursday 1 October

14.30-15.30, Registration


15.30-17.30, Sessions A1, B1, C1

A1. Varieties of capitalism in the modern Mediterranean (1815-1960s): comparative perspectives
Organizers: Sakis Gekas, Manuel Borutta, Heinrich Hartmann
Chair/Discussant: TBA   
Sakis Gekas, Capitalism and the legacies of colonialism in the British Mediterranean: The Ionian Islands, 1815-1890s
Manuel Borutta, Conquering markets, transforming nature: Merchant and rural capitalism in the French Mediterranean, 1830-1962
Heinrich Hartmann, Building cooperatives, reforming the land: Developing new forms of small scale capitalism in early republican Turkey, 1930s-1960s
Dimitris Angelis-Dimakis, The agricultural co-operatives and the development of capitalist relations in the rural space of Spain and Greece in the first third of the twentieth century

B1. Trade and consumption, 18th c. - early 20th c.
Chair/Discussant: Maria Christina Chatziioannou 
Ivaylo Naydenov, Patterns of trade from Bucharest and Galaţi to the Mediterranean basin: Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi’s entrepreneurial experience in the second half of the 19th century
Andreas Lyberatos, Middlemen and itinerant traders in Black Sea port-cities (19th-early 20th c.)
Despina Vlami, Politics of trade and product flow in the 18th century Ottoman markets; the “European Tariffs”.
Artemis Yagou, Wine jugs and pocket watches: Emerging consumption in early modern Southeastern Europe

C1. The Migration – Development Nexus in the periphery of the Western World during the 50s: Southern Europe in a comparative approach
Organizers: Maria Damilakou, Yannis Papadopoulos
Chair/Discussant: Andreas Kakridis
Maria Damilakou, Yannis Papadopoulos, Integrating the periphery of the “Free World” through migration: mobility from Southern Europe to South America and its connection with development strategies in 1950s
Sara Bernard, Return migration and the contradiction of Yugoslav development
Ioannis Limnios Sekeris, Making business through migration in the post-WWII Era: A lucrative employment of transport companies
Antonis P. Masonidis, Migration and its impact on development in Greece during the 1950s and 1960s


17.30-18.00, Coffee break

19.00-19.30, Plenary session: Opening of the conference - Welcoming addresses 

19.30-20.30, Keynote Lecture

Giorgio Riello, Professor of Early Modern Global History, European University Institute

Commodity Capitalism in the First Global Age




Friday 2 October

9.30-11.30, Sessions A2, B2, C2

A2. Entrepreneurs and varieties of capitalism in the Mediterranean and South Europe, 19th-20th centuries, I
Chair/Discussants: Anna Mahera, Socrates Petmezas
Andrea Umberto Gritti, The resources of an entrepreneur: Saul D. Modiano and the reshaping of the 19th century Mediterranean economy
Rory Archer, Capitalist entrepreneurs in a socialist state: The case of Albanian private business owners on the Yugoslav Adriatic coast.
Aliki (Alice) Vaxevanoglou, Family type micro-enterprises in Greece
Evangelos (Angelos) Drougoutis, The business group of Andreadis, shipowner and banker, 1952 – 1975

B2. Exchanges, business and migration
Chair/Discussant: Maria Damilakou
Yitzchak Kerem, The economic decline of the Jewish nation of the Livornese Jews and their migratory movements in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean in the late 18th and 19th centuries
Dimitrios Stergiopoulos, Transnational exchanges in the 1870s: Movements of capital, ideas and people between Greece and the Ottoman Empire
Federico Chiaricati, Italian foodways in the United States during the age of mass migration. The transformation of Italian capitalism and the transnational entrepreneurial networks of the food trade
Pedro Leitão, The development of branding in Portugal (1883-1933)

C2. Transformations of labour, 18th-20th c.
Chair/Discussant: Nikos Potamianos
Jacob Weisdorf, Mauro Rota, Expensive labour and the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from stable employment in rural areas.
Erkan Serçe, Alp Yücel Kaya, The condition of working classes in Izmir from the Great Depression of 1873-1896 to 1914.
Dimitrios Kopanas, The recruitment of foreign personnel in Greek industry: The case of the Aspioti-ELKA factory in Corfu, 1875-1940.
Thanasis Betas, The making of tobacco products in the Mediterranean basin (end of the 19th – early of the 20th century)

11.30-12.00, Coffee break

12.00-14.00, Sessions A3, B3, C3

A3. Entrepreneurs and varieties of capitalism in the Mediterranean and South Europe, 19th-20th centuries, II
Chair/Discussant: Sakis Gekas
Evangelia Matthopoulou, From merchants to businessmen: the experience of colonial Cyprus
David De Vries, Capitalist nationalism and Zionist nation-building in British-Ruled Palestine
Hugo Silveira Pereira, Capitalism, state intervention and railways in the periphery: the example of Portugal (1850-1900)
Luciano Amaral, From one variety of capitalism to another: 
Portugal between 1974 and 1985

B3. Industry in the Mediterranean, 20th c.
Chair/Discussants: Christine Agriantoni, Jordi Catalan
Milan Balaban, Jan Herman, Bata company strategy in the Mediterranean area in the interwar period
Elisa Dalla Rosa, Sergio Noto, A period of continuity: Efficiency and enduring corporatism in the case of Italian Public Steel Industry from 1933 to 1957
Nikos Leonidakis, The textile sector in the post-war Greek “frozen credits” 
Vincent Gouzi, A specific industrial history under the prism of a specific security market: the Athens Stock Exchange between state and the market. 

C3. Local economies, interests and élites, 19th-20th c., I
Chair/Discussant: Eugenia Bournova
Foteini Karlafti-Mouratidi, Investment activity in Corfu in the early years following the Union of the Ionian Islands with the Greek state 
Dimitris Kypriotakis, From prosperity to enduring crisis: The economy of Heraklion during the Interwar period, based on the archive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Heraklion. 
Spiros Dimanopoulos, Local interests, social competition and tourist development. Crete 1959-1965


14.00-15.30, Lunch break


15.30-17.30, Sessions A4, B4, C4

A4. Mediterranean capitalism? Some views from Iberia
Organizer: Jordi Catalan, Ramon Ramon-Muñoz, Conchi Villar
Chair/Discussants: Juan Pan Montojo, Leda Papastefanaki
Jordi Catalan, The volatility of industrial development in Mediterranean capitalism: the cases of Italy and Spain since 1861
Ramon Ramon-Muñoz, Export performance around the Mediterranean basin during the Great Depression: the case of olive oil
Conchi Villar, Invisible changes? Men and women in Barcelona labour market during industrialization (1856-1930)
José Antonio García Barrero, Facing labour shortages in periods of economic boom: migrant networks, recruitment in origin and labour market regulation in the Balearics tourism, 1959-1973
Yuan Jia, Rivals or Partners? Chinese direct investment in Spanish and Italian automotive industry

B4. Money, Finance and Debt
Chair/Discussant: Andreas Kakridis
Markus A. Denzel, The system of cashless payment in the Mediterranean, 18th century to 1914
Olga Christodoulaki, Public debt restructuring in Greece in 1898: Lessons for today
Alexander Nützenadel, Central Banks, public debt and financialization. Italy, Greece and Spain since the 1970s 
Alba Roldán Marín, Was the adoption of the gold standard a good idea for Mediterranean economies? The case of Spain and Italy

C4. Local economies, interests and élites, 19th-20th c., II
Chair/Discussants: Andreas Lyberatos, Anna Mahera
Minas Antypas, From maritime trade to land-owning? Hydriot ship-owners after the Greek Revolution of 1821.
Dilek Akyalçın Kaya, Varieties of bourgeoisie in an Ottoman port-city in the nineteenth Century: The case of Salonican Donmes
Evgenia Bournova, Reconstituer l’élite athénienne dans la première moitié du 20eme siècle


17.30-18.00, Coffee break


18.00-20.00, Sessions A5, B5

A5. Property and the Ottoman transition to capitalism
Organizers: Antonis Hadjikyriacou, Önder Eren Akgül
Chair/Discussant: TBA 
Antonis Anastasopoulos, Stefanos Poulios, Yannis Spyropoulos, Aspects of the expansion of landed private property in eighteenth-century Veroia
Antonis Hadjikyriacou, The recording of property in the 1833 land and property (emlak ve arazi) survey of Cyprus
Önder Eren Akgül, Capitalism, law, and nature in late Ottoman Empire
Alp Yücel Kaya, Ali Onur Peker, Struggle between capitalist entrepreneur and sharecroppers: Bylaw of the Çiftlik of Parga (1875)

B5. Entreprises et entrepreneurs entre la France, l’Empire Ottoman et la Grèce, XIXe-XXI siècle, I
Organizer: Christine Agriantoni
Chair/Discussant: Gérard Chastagnaret
Xavier Daumalin, Les Grecs de Marseille et les investissements industriels transméditerranéens au tournant des XIXe et XXe siècles
Christine Agriantoni, Les travaux de Batignolles en Grèce, entre la politique et l’économie
Konstantinos Chatzis, Georgia Mavrogonatou, Des ingénieurs et techniciens de l’Etat français au service de capitaux privés : les projets et travaux de desséchement du lac Copaïs (1845-1886)
Anna Mahera, Dans le port de Salonique : les entreprises françaises de travaux publics durant les dernières décennies du port ottoman (1880-1913)



Saturday 3 October 2020

9.30-11.30, Sessions A6, B6, C6

A6. Aspects of capitalism in late Ottoman Empire
Chair/Discussant: Sophia Laiou 
Yaşar Tolga Cora, Post-violence reconstruction of communities in Eastern Mediterranean: The market-oriented philanthropy towards Armenians in the late Ottoman Empire.
Boriana Antonova Goleva, The peculiarities of the Ottoman modernization: unrealized industrial initiatives from the second half of the 19th century 
Erol Ülker, War, populism, and financial hegemony in the late Ottoman Empire, 1913-1918
Kleoniki Alexopoulou, Joerg Baten, Gender (in)equality and maritime economies: Numeracy development in the regions of the Central Ottoman Empire and Greece during the 19th and 20th century

B6. Entreprises et entrepreneurs entre la France, l’Empire Ottoman et la Grèce, XIXe-XXI siècle, II
Organizer: Christine Agriantoni
Chair/Discussant: Xavier Daumalin 
Gérard Chastagnaret, De Carthagène au Laurium : Les énigmes d’un banquier métallurgiste
Olivier Raveux, Les premiers temps de la Compagnie française des mines du Laurium (1875-1883)
Leda Papastefanaki, Les entreprises minières françaises en Grèce :  stratégies et enjeux, c. 1880 - c. 1940
Angelos Dalachanis, La Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez et la Grèce: pour une histoire connectée de la Méditerranée orientale (1859-1956)
Mauve Carbonell, Quand les Français partent... Que reste-t-il de Pechiney en Grèce aujourd’hui?

C6. SeaLiT Project I: Investments in shipping in the Mediterranean during the era of transition from sail to steam navigation (1850s – 1920s)
Organizer: Apostolos Delis
Chair: Simos Bozikis
Discussant: TBA
Leonardo Scavino, Shipping in the age of transition: the ship-owners’ strategies of the maritime community of Camogli (1860s-1900s)
Petros Kastrinakis, Attempts of investment of capital in shipping by Christians and Muslims in late Ottoman and autonomous Crete (1880-1910)
Kalliopi Vasilaki, The port of La Ciotat into industrial capitalism: the modern shipyards of the Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes (1850-1914)


11.30-12.00, Coffee break


12.00-14.00 Sessions A7, B7

A7. Entrepreneurial activities and merchant capitalism in the Ottoman Empire
Organizers: Maria Christina Chatziioannou, Sophia Laiou
Chair/Discussant: TBA 
Maria Christina Chatziioannou, Linking empires through land and sea trade; in search of the comparative advantage
Phokion Kotzageorgis, Proto-capitalist wealth accumulation: Greek merchants of Thessaloniki in 1821
Sophia Laiou, The Ottoman Greeks entrepreneurs of Istanbul and their participation in the Ottoman economy in the beginning of the nineteenth century
Dimitris Papastamatiou, Aspects of capital accumulation in Thessaloniki of the second half of the eighteenth century. Capital structure, entrepreneurial strategies, and economic characteristics of a Muslim urban elite

B7. Capitalist transformation, division of labour and politics in Greece, 19th-20th c.
Chair/Discussant: Socrates Petmezas 
Michalis Sotiropoulos, Producing “territory”: Private law and the foundations of the Greek state (ca. 1830-1880) 
Simos Bozikis, Ioannis Zisimopoulos, The professions in Greece, 1860-1880: subjects, markets and division of labour
Vassilis Georgakis, Facing starvation: Politics of provision in the city of Yannena during the National Schism, 1915-1917
Nikolaos Alexis, Technology, state and the moral economy of the traditional trades in Greece: Examining „technological unemployment“ and „compensation policies“ from the early 20th century to the interwar period 

C7. Economic and political liberalization: foreign debt in the early liberal age (1820-1840)
Organizers: Juan Luis Simal, Korinna Schönhärl
Chair/Discussant: Darina Martykánová
Damian Clavel, (Not) Financing indigenous utopias: Sovereignty on the Miskitu Shore 1819-1824
Juan Luis Simal, Some questions regarding financial defaults in liberal and absolutist states: the case of Spain, 1823-1834
Juan Pan-Montojo, Financing new states and investment projects: British bankers in Latin America in the 1820s and the 1830s
Korinna Schönhärl, Revolution and creditworthiness? The case of Greece in the 1830s

15.30-17.30 Sessions A8, B8

A8. SeaLiT Project II: Welfare and maritime labour in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
Organizer: Apostolos Delis
Chair: Dimitrios Kopanas
Discussant: Nikos Potamianos
Alkiviadis Kapokakis, The social insurance for seafarers in the Greek Kingdom. The case of Seamen’ s Pensions Fund 1860-1890
Anna Sydorenko, Creating maritime labour market in the Russian North Black Sea coast during the transition from sail to steam. The case of the Russian Steam Navigation and Trading Company, strategies and policy
Matteo Barbano, Welfare policies and maritime labour in the age of steam: the case of the Austrian Lloyd

B8. Obscured actors of capitalism in the late Ottoman Empire
Organizers: Darina Martykánová, Houssine Alloul
Chair/Discussant: Maria Christina Chatziioannou
Aviv Derri, Lending to the state, investing in the countryside: Ottoman non-Muslim financiers in the province of Damascus and the imperial Bankruptcy in 1875
Darina Martykánová, Global engineers and French money? “Centraliens” in the companies operating in the Eastern Mediterranean (1860s-1920s)
Nurcin Ileri, Producing electricity in late Ottoman Istanbul: A transnational undertaking
Houssine Alloul, Capital and the world of diplomacy: Reassessing Belgian economic power in the Ottoman Empire


17.30-18.00, Coffee break, Networks’ meetings


18.00-20.00, Books presentation 
- Costas Lapavitsas, Pinar Cakiroglu, Capitalism in the Ottoman Balkans. Industrialisation and Modernity in Macedonia (Series: The Ottoman Empire and the World, London: I.B. Tauris, 2019)
- Leda Papastefanaki, M. Erdem Kabadayı (eds.), Working in Greece and Turkey: A Comparative Labour History from Empires to Nation States, 1840 – 1940 (Series: International Studies in Social History, Vol. 33, New York: Berghahn, forthcoming July 2020)
Discussants: TBA


20.00, End of conference