It has been somehow strange that for almost a month there was no updating of our blog, but the statistics showed that we have built up both a solid data base from where readers can find material to read and a good reputation in the world wide web, so as to appear in some of the searches that take place by thousands every second around the globe…
In this month, we moved from the southernmost European locality, Crete (in fact the southernmost point is the island of Gavdos, but this belongs administratively to the department of Crete), through our Greek home in Attica, and back to our base in Bergen. A lot has happened in the meantime, both on the private and on the public spheres of life, but the urge to return to blogging had to do with the wish to comment upon what is starting tonight back in Rethymno.
So, from tomorrow and until Sunday, the University of Crete and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies host the 20th Symposium of the International Committee for Pre-Ottoman and Ottoman Studies (CIEPO). On the eve of this important scientific event, Theophilos Papadopoulos, Giorgos Benakis, and Antonis Xydianos invite us to the opening of their photo exhibition “Gazing Istanbul” , curated by Ino Maragoudaki.
The scenery is known, the venue renown, and the faces missed!
Wish we could be with you! Good luck with the exhibition!
And of course good luck to the Institute’s researchers for the important academic meeting!