Houssine Alloul

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About Houssine Alloul

Houssine Alloul is a teaching fellow at the Department of History of the University of Antwerp, where he is also a member of Power in History: Centre for Political History (PoHis). He holds a PhD in History from the University of Antwerp. His doctoral dissertation investigated the relations between 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. He studied history at the University of Antwerp and the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice and has held fellowships from the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) (2011-2015) and the Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG) in Mainz, Germany (2015-2016).

Research interests
Diplomatic and consular history, modern travel literature, Leopoldian colonialism, political economy, Euro-Ottoman interactions, Moroccan history (after 1800), European social and cultural history, (vulgar) Orientalism(s).


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


  • (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.


Statute & functions

Bijzonder academisch personeel
  • opvangmandaat postdoc FWO


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2000 Antwerpen
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