Starting from 2016, Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center and the University of Cambridge’s Skiliter Centre for Ottoman Studies agreed to start a joint three year project on the Socio-Economic History of Anatolia in the Ottoman Period. The Project consists of three symposiums on three themes as Disease and Disaster (both man-made and natural disasters), Trade and Production and Social and Cultural Life.

The first symposium was held at University of Cambridge on 18-19 March 2016. The second thematic symposium Trade and Production in Ottoman Anatolia was held in Ankara by Koç University VEKAM and the final thematic symposium on Social and Cultural Life in Ottoman Anatolia will be held on Decemver 12-13, 2018 at the premises of VEKAM in Ankara Turkey.

We are pleased to announce the sympoisum and believe that it will be helpful to researchers, academicians and interested people.