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Elena Frangakis-Syrett
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Queens College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Economic History, King's College, London University
Research Interests: Middle East; Ottoman Empire; Turkey; Greece; Economic History (trade, banking:18th & 19th centuries); History of the Mediterranean.
Selected Publications

 Το εμπόριο της Σμύρνης τον 18o αιώνα (1700-1820) (Athens: Alexandria Publications, 2010),
xix+  473 pp. Enlarged and updated Greek edition of The Commerce of Smyrna (1992).








To Emporio tis Smyrnis ton 180 eona, 1700-1820 (Athens: Alexandria Press, 2010).









 

Trade and Money: The Ottoman Economy in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2007)

 








 

18. Yuzyilda Izmir'de Ticaret (1700-1820) (Izmir: Izmir Büyüksehir Belediyesi Kültür Yayini, 2006)





 





I Chiotes Empori stis Diethnis Synallages, 1750-1850 (The Chiot Entrepreneurs in International Trade, 1750-1850) (Athens: Agricultural Bank of Greece, 1995).
 

The Commerce of Smyrna in the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1820

(Athens:  Centre for Asia Minor Studies,  1992, pp.xx  +  375).


Please click here for my talk on the Ottman monetary system which I delivered in Istanbul at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies.

 

Book Chapters:
 
 
 "Greek Commercial practices and long-distance trade: Russia and the Ottoman Mediterranean in the 18th and early 19th centuries", in Russia and the Mediterranean, eds., Olga Katsiardi-Hering et al. (Herodotos Press: Athens, 2011), Vol. I, pp, 439-456.
 
 
“The Mediterranean Commercial World of the Eighteenth Century: Ottoman and Italian Ports", Making waves in the Mediterranean, eds. Michel a D'Angelo, et al (Instituto di Studi Storici, Messina: 2010), pp. 467-482.
 
 
“The Americans in the Mediterranean, late 18th to early 19th centuries. Concluding Remarks", Rough Waters. The United States' involvement in the Mediterranean (18th-19th c.) eds., Silvia Marzagalli, Jim Sofka, and John McCusker in Research in Maritime History 44 (Dec. 2010).
 
 
"Izmir in the 18th Century Mediterranean Economy",1st International Symposium on Mediterranean Trade and Port Cities Izmir Chamber of Commerce: Izmir, 2009), pp. 247-257.
 
 
"Commercial Growth and Economic Development in the Middle East: Izmir, from the early 18th to the early 20th centuries", in Maurits H. van den Boogert. ed., Ottoman Izmir (Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten: Leiden, 2007), pp.1-38.
 
 
"Le développement d'un port méditerranéen d'importance internationale: Smyrne (1700-1914)" in Marie-Carmen Smyrnelis, ed., Smyrne, la ville oubliée? Mémoires d'un grand port ottoman (Éditions Autrement: Paris, 2006), pp. 21-49.
 
 
This article has been re-published in a Greek translation in Marie-Carmen Smyrnelis, ed., Smyrni, I lismonimeni poli; 1830-1930 (Metaihmio: Athens, 2006), pp. 27-60.
 
 
"Monetary Shortage and the Ottoman Economy: Late Seventeenth to the Late Eighteenth Centuries", in W. Arbid, S. Kancal, J.-D. Mizrahi & S. Saul, eds., Mediterranee, Moyan Orient: deux siecles de relations internaitonales (L'Harmattan: Paris, 2003), pp. 109-131.
 
 
"The Dynamics of Economic Development: Izmir and Western Anatolia, Late 19th/Early 20th Centuries", Kolokyum 19. yy'da Mersin ve Akdeniz Dunaysi (Mersin and the Mediterranean World in the Nineteenth Century Colloquium)(T.C. Mersin Universitesi Yayinlari: Mersin, Turkey, 2002), pp. 65-72.
 
 
"The coastal trade of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries" in John Armstrong & Andreas Kunz, eds., Coastal Shipping and the European Economy, 1750-1980 (Verlag Philipp von Zabern: Mainz-am-Rhein, 2002), pp. 130-149.
 
 
"18. Yüzyildan 20. Yüzyilin Baslarina Kadar Izmir Ekonomisine Bir Bakis", 21. Yüzyil Esiginde Izmir. Ulaslararasi Sempozyum (Izmir Büyüksehir Belediyesi Kültür Yayini: Izmir, 2001), pp. 71-89.
 
 
"Les réseaux commerciaux et l'intégration au marché mondial de la Méditerranée orientale, un aperçu historique" in M. Bazin, S. Kancal, J. Thobie & Y Tekelioglu, eds., Méditerranée et Mer Noire entre Mondialisation et Régionalisation (L'Harmattan: Paris, 2000), pp. 183-196.
 
 
"Commercial Strategies and Competition in the Levant: the British and the Dutch in eighteenth-century Izmir", in A. Hamilton, A. de Groot & M. van den Boogert, eds., Friends and Rivals in the East (Brill: Leiden, 2000), pp. 135-158.
 
 
"The Economic Activities of the Greek Community of Izmir in the Second Half of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries", in D. Gondicas & Ch. Issawi, eds., Ottoman Greeks in the Age of Nationalism (Darwin Press: Princeton, NJ, 1999), pp. 17-44.
 
 
"L'économie de l'Anatolie occidentale, 1908-1914", in M. Bazin, S. Kancal, R. Perez, J.Thobie, eds., La Turquie entre trois mondes (Institut Francais d'Etudes Anatoliennes: Paris, 1998), pp. 239-248.
 
 
"The Role of European Banks in the Ottoman Empire in the Second Half of the Nineteenth and in the Early Twentieth Centuries", in A. Teichova, G. Kurgan-van Hentenryk & D. Ziegler, eds., Banking, Trade and Industry in Europe (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1997), pp. 263-276.
 
 
"Concurrence commerciale et financière entre les pays occidentaux à Izmir pendant le XIXe et début XXe siècles,"in J. Thobie, R. Perez & S. Kancal, eds., Enjeux et Rapports de Force en Turquie et en Mediterranée orientale (L'Harmattan: Paris, 1996), pp. 117-127.
 
 
" With Malcolm Wagstaff, "Patras and its Hinterland: Cityport Development and Regional Change in 19th-Century Greece",in B. Hoyle, ed., Cityports, Coastal Zones and Regional Change (J. Wiley & Sons: Chichester, 1996), pp. 121-136.
 
 
"American Trading Practices in Izmir in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries", D. Panzac, ed., Histoire économique et sociale de l'Empire ottoman et de la Turquie (Peeters: Paris, 1995), pp. 176-184.
 
 
"Western and Local Entrepreneurs in Izmir in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" in T. Baykara, ed., Son Yuzyillarda Izmir ve Bati Anadolu (Izmir and Western Anatolia Through History) Akademi Kitabevi: Izmir, 1994), pp. 77-92.
 
 
"The Trade of Cotton and Cloth in Izmir: From the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century to the Early Nineteenth Century" in C. Keyder and F. Tabak, eds., Landholding and Commercial Agriculture in the Middle East (SUNY Press, Albany, N.Y., 1991), pp. 97-111, 209-214.
 
 
The article has been re-published in a Turkish translation, "Izmir'de Pamuk ve Kumas Ticareti" in C. Keyder & F. Tabak, eds., Osmanli'da Toprak Mulkiyeti ve Ticari Tarim (Istanbul: Tarih Vakfi Yurt Yayinlari, 1998), pp. 101-118, 206-224.
 
 
"The Greek Mercantile Community of Izmir in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century" in D. Panzac, dir., Les Villes dans l' Empire Ottoman: Activités et Sociétés, Vol. I (CNRS: Paris, 1991), pp. 391-416.
 
 
"The Western Anatolian Coast and the Aegean Islands in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: An Economic Survey," Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Hellenic Diaspora from Antiquity to Modern Times (Amsterdam, 1991), Vol. II, pp. 251-266.
 
 
"The Port of Smyrna in the Nineteenth Century," in A. Vakalopoulos, C. Svolopoulos, B. Kiraly, eds., War and Society in East Central Europe, Vol. XXIII (Institute for Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki, 1988), pp. 261 272.
 
 
"Izmir an International Port in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Eighteenth Century," Actes du IIe Colloque International d'Histoire, Vol. I (Athens, 1985), pp. 107 128.
 
 
"The Raya Communities of Smyrna in the Eighteenth Century, l695 l820: Demography and Economic Activities," Actes du Colloque International d'Histoire.La ville néohellénique. Héritages ottomans et état grec, Vol. I (Athens, 1985), Vol. I, pp.27 42.
 
 
"The Balance of Trade and Balance of Payments Between Izmir and France, l700 l789," Communications grecques, Ve Congrès International des Études du Sud Est Européen (Athens, l985), pp. 127-138.
 
 
Articles:
 
 
"Angela Constantinides Hero at Queens College", Byzantium. Essays in Honor of Angela Constantinides Hero, Journal of Modern Hellenism, No. 27 (Winter, 2009-2010), pp.9-14
 
 
"Banking in Izmir in the early twentieth century", Mediterranean Historical Review Vol. 24/2 (Dec. 2009), pp. 115-132.
 
 
"Market Networks and Ottoman-European Commerce, c. 1700-1825",Oriente Moderno, Vol. LXXXVI/1 (2006), pp. 109-128.
 
 
"To kinema ton Neotourkon ke oi synepies yia ton Ellinismo, 1908-1918" ("The Young Turks Revolt and the Impact on the Ottoman Greeks. 1908-1918") in The History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000, TA NEA, Vol. VI, Nos. 3-4 (2004), pp. 41-50.
 
 
"Networks of Friendship, Networks of Kinship: Eighteenth-Century Levant Merchants", Eurasian Studies, Vol. I/2, (2002), pp. 189-212.
 
 
"I Genesi mias megalis polis-limaniou: Smyrni, 18os- arhes 19ou eona" (The Genesis of a major city-port: Smyrna, 18th-early 19th centuries), special issue of Historica: Smyrna Eleftherotypia, No. 148, (2002), pp. 6-13.
 
 
This article has been re-published by the above press in Smyrni, Mikrasia (Athens:Eleftherotypia, 2006), pp. 9-14.
 
 
"Izmir and the Ottoman Maritime World of the Eighteenth Century", Oriente Moderno, Vol. XX, n.s., No. 1 (2001), pp. 109-128.
 
 
"The Making of a Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Port: the Quay of Izmir", The Journal of Transport History , 3rd Series, Vol. 22/1 (March 2001), pp. 23-46.
 
 
"The Economic Activities of the Ottoman and Western Communities in Eighteenth-Century Izmir", Oriente Moderno, Vol. XVIII (LXXIX), n.s., No 1 (1999), pp. 11-26.
 
 
"Commerce in the eastern Mediterranean from the Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries: the City-Port of Izmir and its Hinterland", International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. X, No. 2 (December 1998), pp. 125-154.
 
 
"Monoculture in Nineteenth-Century Greece and the Port-City of Patras", Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, Vol. 20.2 (1994), pp. 9-34.
 
 
"Patras", Review, Vol.XVI (Fall 1993), pp. 387-410.
 
 
This article has been republished, in a Turkish translation in C. Keyder, Y. Eyup Ozveren & D. Quataert, eds., Dogu Akdeniz Liman Kentleri (Port Cities in the Eastern Mediterranean) (Tarih Vakfi Yurt Yayinlari: Istanbul, 1994), pp. 23-44.
 
 
" With Malcolm Wagstaff, "The Port of Patras in the Second Ottoman Period: Economy, Demography and Settlements, c. 1700-1830", Revue du Monde Musulman et de la Méditerranée, Vol. 66, No 4 (1993), pp. 79-94.
 
 
"The Implementation of the 1838 Anglo-Turkish Convention on Izmir's Trade: European and Minority Merchants", New Perspectives on Turkey, Vol. 7 (Spring, 1992), pp. 91-112.
 
 
" With Malcolm Wagstaff, "The Height Zonation of Population in the Morea, c.1830", The Annual of the British School Archaeology at Athens, Vol.87 (1992), pp. 439-446.
 
 
"Trade Practices in Aleppo in the Middle of the Eighteenth Century: The Case of a British Merchant", Revue du Monde Musulman et de la Méditerranée, Vol. 62, No 4 (1991), pp. 123-132.
 
 
"British Economic Activities in Izmir in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century and in the Early Twentieth Centuries" New Perspectives on Turkey, Vols. 5-6 (Fall, 1991), pp. 191-227.
 
 
"Trade Between the Ottoman Empire and Western Europe: The Case of Izmir in the Eighteenth Century," New Perspectives on Turkey, Vol. 2 1 (Spring, 1988), pp. 1 18.
 
 
"Greek Mercantile Activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1780 1820," Balkan Studies, Vol. 28 1 (1987), pp. 73 86.
 
 
" With Malcolm Wagstaff, "Settlement Pattern Change in the Morea (Peloponnisos), c. A.D. 1700 1830," Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 22 (1987), pp. 163 192.
 
 
"The Ottoman City Port of Izmir in the Eighteenth Century," Revue de l'Occident Musulman et de la Méditerranée, Vol. 39, No. 1 (1985), pp. 149 162.
 
 
Fellowships, Honors & Awards

 
Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, lzmir University of Economics, lzmir, Turkey, Fall semester, 2012
 
Recipient, Queens College Scholar Incentive Award, Spring Semester 2012
 
Senior Residential Fellow, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, Spring Semester 2011
 
Recipient, Queens College Presidential Research Award, Spring Semester 2006
 
Visiting Professor, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2004
 
Recipient, Scholar Incentive Award, Queens College, CUNY, Spring 2004
 
Visiting Professor, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2003
 
Recipient, Scholar Incentive Award, Queens College, CUNY, Spring 2003
 
Visiting Research Fellow, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2001
 
Visiting Research Fellow, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2000
 
Elected Fellow, Royal Historical Society, England, October 1999- to date      
              
Visiting Fellow, Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, Cambridge University, England, January-June 1997
 
Recipient, Scholar Incentive Award, Queens College, CUNY, Spring 1997
 
Member, National/International Advisory Board, Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora (1995-to date)
 
Cahiers d'Études sur Ia Méditerranée Orientale et le Monde Turco-lranien (1995-2000)
 
Recipient, Faculty-in-Residence Award, Queens College, CUNY, 1989-90
 
Recipient, Faculty-in-Residence Award, Queens College, CUNY, 1986-87
 
 
Other Activites:
 
 
Director, History Department Account Funds, September 2003-present.
 
Divisional Representative, Social Sciences Division, Queens College Academic Senate, September 1988- December 2006
 
Recipient, Queens College Presidential Research Award, Spring Semester 2006
 
Visiting Professor, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2004
 
Recipient, Scholar Incentive Award, Queens College, CUNY, Spring 2004
 
Visiting Professor, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2003
 
Recipient, Scholar Incentive Award, Queens College, CUNY, Spring 2003
 
Visiting Research Fellow, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2001
 
Visiting Research Fellow, Business History Unit, London School of Economics, London University, England, January-June 2000
 
Elected Fellow, Royal Historical Society, England, October 1999- to date
 
Visiting Fellow, Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, Cambridge University, England, January-June 1997
 
Recipient, Scholar Incentive Award, Queens College, CUNY, Spring 1997
 
Member, National/International Advisory Board, Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora (1995-to date)