Houssine Alloul

Postdoctoral researcher

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About Houssine Alloul

Houssine Alloul is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp, where he is also a member of Power in History: Centre for Political History. He studied history at the same institution and at the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice. He obtained a PhD in History from UAntwerp in 2017. His dissertation investigated the relations between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Ottoman Empire (1865–1914), with a special focus on the intertwining of small power diplomacy, the global expansion of Belgian capital, and transnational sociabilities. His work has been supported by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), the Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG) in Mainz, and the Academia Belgica - Centrum voor Geschiedenis, Kunsten en Wetenschappen in Rome. In 2019 he was a Fulbright visiting scholar and B.A.E.F. honorary fellow at Columbia University. He is currently preparing a number of publications on Leopold II and his expansionist ideas about the Middle East and is working on a new project on foreign consuls in late Ottoman port cities.

Research interests
Euro-Ottoman interactions, diplomats and their habitus, consular history, Western travel in the Islamic Mediterranean, Leopoldian colonialism, finance capitalism, Moroccan history (after 1800), and (vulgar) Orientalism(s).

Dissertation

Belgium and the Ottoman Empire: Diplomacy, Capital, and Transnational Loyalties, 1865–1914, University of Antwerp, 2017, 404p. 

Selected publications

  • (with Sinan Kuneralp, eds.) The Diary of Émile de Borchgrave: Recollections of a Belgian Diplomat in the Ottoman Empire (1885-1892) (The Isis Press: Istanbul, 2015).
  • (with Roel Markey) "'Please Deny these Manifestly False Reports': Ottoman Diplomats and the Press in Belgium (1850-1914)", International Journal of Middle East Studies, 48 (2) (2016), 267-292.
  • (with Edhem Eldem and Henk de Smaele, eds.) To Kill A Sultan: A Transnational History of the Attempt on Abdülhamid II (1905) (Palgrave Macmillan: London, 2017), 281p.
  • (with Michael Auwers) “What is (New in) New Diplomatic History?”, Journal of Belgian History 48 (4) 2018, 112-122.

     

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Contact

Stadscampus
Sint-Jacobsmarkt 13
S.SJ.114
2000 Antwerpen
België
Tel. 032659414
houssine.alloul@uantwerpen.be