Giancarlo Casale, Nükhet Varlik and Tunahan Durmaz, ‘Ottoman experiences of epidemics’, Experiencing Epidemics Podcast Series, Episode 7.

What do the travelogue of an eighteenth-century Ottoman ambassador and the reflections of a seventeenth-century dervish from Istanbul have in common? They both provide precious insights into Ottoman experiences of epidemics at home and abroad, [...]


Hugo Martins, ‘Between Welfare and Vagrancy: Migrants, Refugees and Travellers between Hamburg and the Mediterranean in the Seventeenth Century’, Ler Historia, 78, 2021.

This article aims to understand how the philanthropic policies of Northern European Sephardic communities affected the lives of Jews in the Mediterranean basin and, conversely, how Jewish mobility to and from the Mediterranean impacted on [...]


David Do Paço, ‘Tempo, Scales and Circulations: The Lazarets in Eighteenth-Century Trieste’, Ler Historia, 78, 2021.

This article reinterprets the circulations between the Mediterranean and continental Europe by studying the lazarets in eighteenth-century Trieste and explaining how they entangled and connected complex and autonomous systems for circulating information, knowledge, people and [...]


Katrina O’Loughlin, ‘The Pathless Seas: Configuring Displacement in British Romanticism’, Ler Historia, 78, 2021.

This essay considers the  philosophical project of hospitality and friendship in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) through the movements of Victor Frankenstein and his “Creature”, tracking their attempts to forge social and emotional bonds in the face [...]