Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Yannis Spyropoulos

Assistant Researcher
Department of Ottoman History

Yannis Spyropoulos studied History in Komotini (Department of History and Ethnology) and Turkology in Rethymno (Department of History and Archeology/Institute of Mediterranean Studies), where he also compiled his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Social, Administrative, Economic and Political Dimensions of the Ottoman Army: The Janissaries of Crete, 1750-1826 "(2014). While writing his dissertation, Spyropoulos was granted a fellowship at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Koç Foundation) in Istanbul (2009-2010). As a post-doctoral researcher, he has worked at the Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (EHESS/CNRS/Collège de France) in Paris (2015-2016) and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (FORTH, 2016-2017, 2017-2018). His research interests mainly concern the early modern Mediterranean and his publications deal with subjects such as the institution of slavery, water management, the African diaspora of the Ottoman Empire, and the economic, social, and political history of Ottoman military institutions. He is the author of Ottoman Administration and Society in Prerevolutionary Western Crete: Archival Testimonies (1817-1819) (in Greek) and has publications in various collective volumes and journals, such as the International Journal of Turkish Studies, Turcica, Turkish Historical Review, and Water History.

Selected Publications

CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: Yannis Spyropoulos

FATHER’S NAME: Eleftherios

PROFESSIONAL STATUS: Assistant Researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS)/Foundation for Research and  Technology Hellas (FORTH)

DATE OF BIRTH: January 30, 1981

PROFESSIONAL ADDRESS: Nikiforou Foka 130 & Melissinou, P.O.Box 119, 74100, Rethymno, Greece.

TELEPHONE: +30 28310 25146 & 56627, Fax: 28310 25810 (mob. +30 6972017274)

EMAIL: spyropoulosy@gmail.com, spyropoulos@ims.forth.gr

 

EDUCATION

2008-2014: PhD in Ottoman history, Department of History and Archaeology (Faculty of Letters), University of Crete (Rethymno). Title of dissertation: «Κοινωνική, διοικητική, οικονομική και πολιτική διάσταση του οθωμανικού στρατού: οι γενίτσαροι της Κρήτης, 1750-1826» [Social, Administrative, Financial, and Political Dimensions of the Ottoman Army: The Janissaries of Crete, 1750-1826] (supervised by Prof. Antonis Anastasopoulos).

2004-2008: MA in Ottoman history, Master’s Program of Turkish Studies, Department of History and Archaeology (Faculty of Letters), University of Crete (Rethymno) in collaboration with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS)/FORTH (Rethymno). Title of thesis: «Δούλοι και απελεύθεροι στην πρώιμη οθωμανική Κρήτη» [Slaves and Freedmen in Early Ottoman Crete] (supervised by Prof. Antonis Anastasopoulos).

2006-2007: Two semesters study-stay at the Department of History of Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) as an ERASMUS student.

1999-2003: BA in History, Department of History and Ethnology, Demokriteio University of Thrace (Komotini).

 

LANGUAGES

Greek; English; Turkish; French; Ottoman Turkish language and paleography.

 

GRANTS – HONORS

2019: ERC Starting Grant 2019. Funding following a competitive selection procedure for the five-year project “JANET: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean” (Budget: 1,498,389 euros).

2018-2019: Post-doctoral fellowship following a competitive selection procedure under the “Support for Researchers with Emphasis on Young Researchers” Action (Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education, and Lifelong Learning” with priority axes 6, 8, 9, co-funded by the European Social Fund [ESF] and the Greek government”) in the framework of the research proposal entitled “Local elites, taxation and ‘chiftlicisation’ in the Ottoman Balkans: The case of Veroia”. The proposal was submitted through the University of Crete by a team of researchers composed of Prof. Antonis Anastasopoulos (academic consultant), Yannis Spyropoulos (PhD), and Stephanos Poulios (PhD candidate).

2017-2018: Post-doctoral fellowship by the State Scholarship Foundation (Athens) following a competitive selection procedure in the framework of the “Support for Post-Doctoral Researchers” Action (Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education, and Lifelong Learning” with priority axes 6, 8, 9, co-funded by the European Social Fund [ESF] and the Greek government”) for the project entitled “Janissary networks in the early modern Mediterranean (18th-early 19th century)”.

2015-2017: Post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (Rethymno) in the framework of the project “History of Water-Resource Management in Greece: The Case of Crete” (Scientific Area “Environment”, funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece, in the framework of the Compromise Agreement between the Greek republic and Siemens).

2015: Research Centre for the Humanities post-doctoral fellowship (Athens) for the research project entitled “Janissary Financial Networks in the Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean (18th-Early 19th centuries)” (fellowship was declined in order to participate in the above-mentioned project of the IMS/FORTH).

2015-2016: Fernand Braudel-IFER post-doctoral fellowship  (Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme – Marie Curie Action Program – COFUND – FP7, Paris) following a competitive selection procedure for the project entitled “The Administration of Ottoman Western Crete on the Road to the Greek Revolution (1821)”.

2010-2013: “HERAKLEITOS 2” doctoral fellowship, following a competitive selection procedure (Operational Program “Education and Lifelong Learning 2007-2013” [O.P.E.L.L.] of the National Strategic Reference Framework [N.S.R.F.] [2007-2013], co-funded by the European Social Fund [ESF] and the Greek government).

2009-2010: Koç Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Istanbul) doctoral fellowship, following a competitive selection procedure, for conducting research under the title “The Janissaries of Crete as a Military Unit and an Interest Group from the Second Half of the 18th Century to the Suppression of the Janissary Corps (1826)”.

2007: Ousseimi Foundation (Geneva) scholarship for conducting research in Istanbul and writing a masters’ thesis.

2006: University of Crete scholarship (ELKE).

2006: “Menelaos Parlamas Prize” (Association “Friends of the University of Crete”), for the paper entitled «Πληθυσμός και παραγωγή στη Λήμνο στο τέλος του 15ου αιώνα: μια προσπάθεια ανασύστασης με βάση το οθωμανικό κατάστιχο 1490» [Population and Production in Limnos at the End of the 15th Century: An Attempt of Representation through the Ottoman Register of 1490].

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE – RESEARCH PROGRAMS

2018-: Assistant researcher at the IMS/FORTH.

2020-2025: Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant “JANET: Janissaries in Ottoman Port-Cities: Muslim Financial and Political Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean”, funded by the European Research Council in the framework of Horizon 2020. Host Institution: IMS/FORTH.

2018-2019: (Together with Antonis Anastasopoulos and Stefanos Poulios) Participation in the research project entitled “Local elites, taxation and ‘chiftlicisation’ in the Ottoman Balkans: The case of Veroia” undertaken at the University of Crete and funded in the framework of the “Support for Researchers with Emphasis on Young Researchers” Action (Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education, and Lifelong Learning” with priority axes 6, 8, 9, co-funded by the European Social Fund [ESF] and the Greek government”).

2017-2018: Post-doctoral researcher at the IMS/FORTH. Project title: “Janissary networks in the early modern Mediterranean (18th-early 19th century)”. Supervisor: Prof. Marinos Sariyannis.

2016-2017: Teaching of Ottoman Paleography for two semesters at the Master’s Program of Turkish Studies, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete in collaboration with the IMS/FORTH.

2015-2017: Post-doctoral researcher at the IMS/FORTH. Project title: “History of Water-Resource Management in Greece: The Case of Crete”. Coodinator and supervisor: Prof. Antonis Anastasopoulos. The project was part of the larger project “Environment”, funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece.

2015-2016: Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (EHESS, CNRS, Collège de France) in Paris. Project title: “The Administration of Ottoman Western Crete on the Road to the Greek Revolution (1821)”. Supervisor: Prof. Nathalie Clayer.

2014-2015: Transliteration from Ottoman Turkish and translation to Greek of a part of the second judicial register (sicil) of the Turkish Archive of Herakleio (TAH) preserved at the Vikelaia Municipal Library of Herakleio (Crete). The translations, prepared by a team of researchers working under the scientific direction of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, are going to be published in two volumes, as part of a project funded by the Municipality of Herakleio.

2013: Participation in the editing of the proceedings of the CIEPO 20 (Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes) conference, organized in Rethymno from June 27 to July 1, 2012.

2010-2013: “HERAKLEITOS 2” doctoral researcher. Project title:.”Social, Administrative, Financial, and Political Dimensions of the Ottoman Army: The Janissaries of Crete, 1750-1826”. Supervisor: Prof. Antonis Anastasopoulos.

2009-2010: Doctoral researcher at the Koç Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Istanbul). Project title: “The Janissaries of Crete as a Military Unit and an Interest Group from the Second Half of the 18th Century to the Suppression of the Janissary Corps (1826)”.

2008: Transliteration and translation from Ottoman Turkish to Greek of a part of the Turkish Archive of Veroia as an Institute for Mediterranean Studies’ scholar.

2008: Transliteration and translation from Ottoman Turkish to Greek of the Turkish Archive of the monastery of Hagios Matthaios in Herakleio for the Foundation of Mount Sinai.

2003: Participation in the “Organization of the Photographic Archive of the Greek Olympic Committee” program under the supervision of Prof. Christina Koulouri.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Book:

  • Yannis Spyropoulos, Οθωμανική διοίκηση και κοινωνία στην προεπαναστατική δυτική Κρήτη: Αρχειακές Μαρτυρίες (1817-1819) [Ottoman Administration and Society in Prerevolutionary Western Crete (1817-1819): Archival Testimonies], ed. Aspasia Papadaki, Rethymno: General State Archives of Greece 2015.

Edited Volume:

  • Marinos Sariyannis (editor-in-chief), Gülsün Aksoy-Aivali, Marina Demetriadou, Yannis Spyropoulos, Katerina Stathi, Yorgos Vidras (eds), Antonis Anastasopoulos, Elias Kolovos (consulting eds), New Trends in Ottoman Studies: Papers Presented at the 20th CIÉPO Symposium, Rethymno 27 June-1 July 2012, Rethymno: University of Crete – Department of History and Archaeology; Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas – Institute for Mediterranean Studies 2014.

Articles (published or accepted for publication):

a.  In journals/collective volumes following a blind peer-review system

  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Children of Janissaries and Janissary Youths beyond the Devşirme” forthcoming in Yahya Araz and İrfan Kokdaş (eds), Aileler ve Çocukları: Osmanlı Dünyasında Ekonomik, Demografik ve Sosyal Dinamikler, Istanbul: İstanbul Kitap Yayınevi 2020.        
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Janissary Politics on the Ottoman Periphery (18th-Early 19th c.)” in Marinos Sariyannis (ed.), Halcyon Days in Crete IX: Political Thought and Practice in the Ottoman Empire, Rethymno: Crete University Press 2019, 449-481.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Running Water for the Officials, Rainwater for the Poor: Symbolic Use and Control of Water in Ottoman Crete”, Water History 10/2-3 (2018), 103-112.
  • Antonis Anastasopoulos and Yannis Spyropoulos, “Soldiers on an Ottoman Island: The Janissaries of Crete, Eighteenth-Early Nineteenth Centuries”, Turkish Historical Review, 8/1 (2017), 1-33.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Beys, Sheikhs, Kolbaşıs, and Godiyas: Some Notes on the Leading Figures of the Ottoman-African Diaspora”, Turcica 48 (2017), 187-218.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Slaves and Freedmen in 17th and Early 18th Century Ottoman Crete”, Turcica 46 (2015), 177-204.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Creation of a Homogeneous Collective Identity: Towards a History of the Black People in the Ottoman Empire”, International Journal of Turkish Studies 16/1-2 (2010), 25-46.

b. In journals/collective volumes without a blind peer-review system

  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Janissaries: A Key Institution for Writing the Economic and Political History of Ottoman Muslims in the Early Modern Period” forthcoming in Historical Reporter/ИСТОРИЧЕСКИЙ ВЕСТНИК, 28 (2020).    
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Μια ξεχασμένη ιστορία: Αφρικανικές κοινότητες στην οθωμανική Ελλάδα και τη Μικρά Ασία» [A Forgotten Tale: African Communities in the Ottoman Greek Lands and Asia Minor], forthcoming in Δελτίο Κέντρου Μικρασιατικών Σπουδών 21 (2019).
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Το 1821 στην Κρήτη και η σημασία των οθωμανικών πηγών» [The 1821 Greek War of Independence in Crete and the Importance of Ottoman Sources], forthcoming in Panagiotis Stathis (ed.), Το 1821 στην Κρήτη [The 1821 Greek War of Independence in Crete], Athens: Asini 2020.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Το οθωμανικό φρούριο της Σπιναλόγκας από την κατάκτησή του (1715) μέχρι τις αρχές του 19ου αιώνα» [The Ottoman Fortress of Spinalonga from its Conquest (1715) till the Beginning of the 19th Century], forthcoming in Τα Ιστορικά, 71 (2020).
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, « Île des vins ou sombre écueil ? Points de vue ottomans sur les massacres de Chio. Pétition adressée au sultan Mahmud II (15 juin 1822) », forthcoming in Nicolas Vatin (ed.), Les Ottomans par eux mêmes, Paris: Les Belles Lettres 2020.
  • Antonis Anastasopoulos, Stefanos Poulios, and Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Spread of Çiftliks (Large Estates) in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Balkans: The Case of the District of Veroia”, in D.-C. Rogojanu and G. Boda (eds), History, Culture and Research, vol. 3, Târgovişte: Cetatea de Scaun 2019.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Βεντέτες “υπέρ πίστεως και πατρίδος”; Ενδοχριστιανική βία και πολιτική στα Σφακιά στις παραμονές του 1821» in Dimitris Dimitropoulos, Christos Loukos, and Panagiotis Michailaris (eds), Όψεις της Επανάστασης του 1821 [Aspects of the 1821 Revolution], Athens: Mnimon 2018, 107-122.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Status Claims, Religion and Slave Ownership in Early Ottoman Crete (1650-1720)” in Evangelia Balta, Yorgos Dedes, Emin Nedret İşli, M. Sabri Koz (eds), Yücel Dağlı Anısına: “geldi Yücel, gitti Yücel. bir nefes gibi...”, Istanbul: Turkuaz 2011, 469-493.
  • Marinos Sariyannis and Yannis Spyropoulos, «Το οθωμανικό αρχείο του σιναϊτικού μετοχιού του Αγίου Ματθαίου στο Ηράκλειο Κρήτης (1673-1849)» [The Ottoman Archive of the Sinai Monastery’s Dependency of Hagios Matthaios in Herakleio, Crete (1573-1849)] in Σιναϊτικά μετόχια σε Κρήτη και Κύπρο [The Sinai Monastery’s Dependencies in Crete and Cyprus], Athens: Foundation of Mount Sinai 2009, 71-98.

Book Review:

  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Book Review of Basil C. Gounaris, ‘See how the Gods Favour Sacrilege’: English Views and Politics on Candia under Siege (1645-1669), Athens: Institute of Historical Research / NHRF-Department of Neohellenic Research, 2012”, The Historical Review/La Revue Historique 10 (2013), 297-299.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – TALKS

  • Antonis Anastasopoulos, Stefanos Poulios, and Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Spread of Çiftliks (Large Estates) in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Balkans: The Case of the District of Veroia”, at the 3rd international conference History, Culture and Research, organized by the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization in Deva on November 1-2, 2019.   
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Janissary Networks in the Mediterranean (18th–Early 19th Centuries)”, at the CIEPO-23 Symposium, organized by the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, the New Bulgarian University, and the American University in Sofia on September 11-15, 2018.
  • Antonis Anastasopoulos, Stefanos Poulios, and Yannis Spyropoulos, “‘Chiftlicisation’ in the 18th-Century Ottoman Balkans: Preliminary Remarks about the District of Veroia”, at the CIEPO-23 Symposium, organized by the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes, the New Bulgarian University, and the American University in Sofia on September 11-15, 2018.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Γενίτσαροι: ένας θεσμός «κλειδί» για την κατανόηση της οικονομικής και πολιτικής ιστορίας των οθωμανών μουσουλμάνων στην πρώιμη νεώτερη εποχή» [Janissaries: A ‘Key’ Institution for Understanding the Economic and Political History of Ottoman Muslims in the Early Modern Era], at the 39th Panhellenic Historical Conference, organized by the Hellenic Historical Society on May 23-25, 2018.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Μια άγνωστη διασπορά: γενιτσαρικά δίκτυα στη Μεσόγειο (18ος-αρχές 19ου αιώνα)» [An Unknown Diaspora: Janissary Networks in the Mediterranean (18th-Early 19th Centuries)] talk in the framework of the Seminar of the Division of Modern and Contemporary History, Folklore, and Social Anthropology of the Department of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki on December 14, 2017.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Reassessing the Role of Christian Violence in Pre-1821 Ottoman Crete”, at the 14th International Congress of Ottoman Social and Economic History (ICOSEH), organized by the St. Kliment Ohridski University and the International Association of Ottoman Social and Economic History (IAOSEH) in Sofia on July 24-28, 2017.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Running Water for the Officials, Rain Water for the Poor: Symbolic Use and Control of Water in Ottoman Crete” at the CIEPO-22 Symposium, organized by the Comité International des Études Pré-Ottomanes et Ottomanes and Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi in Trabzon on October 4-8, 2016.
  • Maria Vakondiou and Yannis Spyropoulos, «Υδάτινο περιβάλλον και διαχείριση υδάτινων πόρων στην Κρήτη της βενετικής και της οθωμανικής περιόδου: βάση δεδομένων waterincrete.ims.forth.gr και ιστορικά πορίσματα» [Water Environment and Water-Resource Administration in Crete of the Venetian and Ottoman Periods: waterincrete.ims.forth.gr Database and Historical Conclusions] talk in the framework of the presentation of the results of the research projects “History of Water-Resources Management in Greece: The Case of Crete” and “Social Parameters and Consequences of the Phenomenon of the Disease: A Historical Approach”, organized by I.M.S./FORTH in Rethymno on May 19, 2017.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Μια ξεχασμένη ιστορία: Αφρικανικές κοινότητες στην οθωμανική Ελλάδα και τη Μικρά Ασία» [A Forgotten Tale: African Communities in the Ottoman Greek Lands and Asia Minor] talk at the Centre for Asia Minor Studies in Athens on June 22, 2016.
  • Konstantina Zanou, Maurizio Isabella, Sia Anagnostopoulou, Antonis Liakos, Anta Dialla, and Yannis Spyropoulos, «Συζητήσεις για την ιστορία: Ήταν η Ελληνική Επανάσταση μοναδική; Συζήτηση με αφορμή το βιβλίο “Mediterranean Diasporas: Politics and Ideas in the Long 19th cent” (edited by Konstantina Zanou and Maurizio Isabella)» [Debates on History: Was the Greek National Revolution Unique? A Debate on the Occasion of the Publication of the Book “Mediterranean Diasporas: Politics and Ideas in the Long 19th cent” (edited by Konstantina Zanou and Maurizio Isabella)] meeting organized by the online magazine “Chronos” in Athens on March 22, 2016.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Mahmudian Politics and Christian Violence in Prerevolutionary Ottoman Crete (1817-1821)” at the “réunion du CETOBaC” meeting at the EHESS-Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris on November 12, 2015.
  • Nicolas Vatin and Yannis Spyropoulos, « Comment traiter les rebelles (1572, 1822)?» at the «Les Ottomans par eux mêmes » seminar organized by the Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (CETOBaC) at the Institut d'études arabes, turques et islamiques (Collège de France) in Paris on October 14, 2015.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Βεντέτες “υπέρ Πίστεως και Πατρίδος”; Ενδοχριστιανική βία και πολιτική στα Σφακιά στις παραμονές του 1821» [Blood Feuds for “Faith and Fatherland”? Intra-Christian Violence and Politics in Sphakia on the Eve of the 1821 Revolution] at the “Aspects of the 1821 Revolution” conference organized by the Society for the Study of Modern Hellenism (EMNE) and the journal Mnimon in Athens on June 12-13, 2015.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Imperial Janissaries of Crete, 1669-1826” at the “International Conference on Ottoman Studies I: Janissaries/ Uluslararası Osmanlı Çalışmaları Konferansı I: Yeniçeriler” organized by the Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi (Istanbul) and the Akdeniz Üniversitesi (Antalya) in Istanbul on April 25, 2015.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Decentralization of Political Power, Military Revolts, and the Question of ʻDemocratizationʼ in the Ottoman Empire: The Case of Crete, 1750-1826” at the “Church, Army, and Democracy in the Mediterranean, 1750-1860” conference organized by the University of Oxford and the Leverhulme Trust in Athens on March 6-7, 2015.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Janissary Politics in the Ottoman Frontier: Crete, 1669-1826” at the “Halcyon Days in Crete IX: Political Thought and Practice in the Ottoman Empire” symposium organized by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Rethymno on January 9-11, 2015.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Το οθωμανικό φρούριο της Σπιναλόγκας» [The Ottoman Fortress of Spinalonga] at the “Spinalonga: a World Cultural Heritage Monument” meeting organized by the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, Crete in Elounda on August 23, 2013.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Vaka-i Hayriye in Crete: The Many Aspects of a Military Reform on the Road to Modernity” at the “Rethinking the Long 19th Century in the Ottoman Empire” workshop organized by the Ottoman Studies Group at Oxford, in cooperation with Ertegun House and the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s College (University of Oxford) in Oxford on May 11, 2013.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Slaves and Freedmen in Early Ottoman Crete” at the “Atelier international sur l’esclavage dans l’Empire ottoman” workshop organized by the Centre d’études turques, ottomans, balkaniques et centrasiatiques CETOBaC (CNRS-EHESS-Collège de France) in Paris on November 23, 2012.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Οι γενίτσαροι και η μουσουλμανική κοινότητα της Κρήτης» [The Janissaries and the Muslim Community of Crete] talk given at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in Athens on April 19, 2012.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, «Το οθωμανικό φρούριο της Σπιναλόγκας από την κατάκτησή του (1715) μέχρι τις αρχές του 19ου αιώνα» [The Ottoman Fortress of Spinalonga from its Conquest (1715) till the Beginning of the 19th Century] at the “11th International Cretological Congress” organized by the Association on Historical and Folklore Studies in Rethymno from October 21, 2011 till October 27, 2011.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Non-Military Functions of the Military of Crete, 1750-1826” at the “2nd Ottoman History Workshop” organized by the European University Institute in Florence on June 6, 2011.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “Cretans and Muslims: The Janissaries of Crete and their Collective Identities (1750-1826)” at the “Greek Experience Under Ottoman Rule” workshop organized by the Princeton University’s Program in Hellenic Studies and the University of the Aegean’s Department of Social Anthropology and History in Mytilene from June 25, 2010 till June 27, 2010.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “‘The Sultan knows that the claim of being a janissary is widespread in Kandiye’: The Janissaries of Crete and their Identities (1750-1826)” at the “RCAC Mini-Symposia: Provincial Officials in the Ottoman Empire during the Mid-18th and 19th Centuries: Formation, Functions, Identities” organized by the Koç Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul on May 14, 2010.
  • Yannis Spyropoulos, “The Janissaries of Crete as a Military Unit and an Interest Group from the Second Half of the 18th Century to the Suppression of the Janissary Corps (1826)” at the “Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the Pre-Industrial World from Antiquity till the Transition to Modernity” graduate seminar organized by the COST-A35: “Tributary Empires Compared” Action in Rome (Saxo Institute) from April 21, 2009 till April 23, 2009.

 

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

  • Organization (together with Antonis Anastasopoulos and Stefanos Poulios) of an one-day conference entitled “Provincial Elites, Rural Relations and Taxation in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Balkans” at the Department of History and Archeology of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Crete on April 15, 2019.