Presentation by Anđelko Vlašić at the International Congress on Ottoman Studies

Anđelko Vlašić, PhD, researcher on the project “From rainforests to ploughlands”, participated at the International Congress on Ottoman Studies, which was held at the Sakarya University in the city of Adapazarı in the Republic of Turkey, October 14-17, 2015.

The Center for Ottoman Studies (OSAMER) of the Sakarya University organized an International Congress on Ottoman Studies from October 14 to 17, 2015. The venue was the Cultural and Congress Center of the Esentepe Campus of the Sakarya University in the city of Adapazarı, Republic of Turkey. The intention of the congress organizers was to bring together Ottomanist scholars who would present the current state of research in Ottoman studies and introduce new approaches in this historical field which would depart beyond well-established and overly traditional historical narratives. The conference language was Turkish and English and the congress was superbly organized with numerous student staff which supervised the smooth functioning of no less than eight simultaneous panels in eight halls. In total, 60 panels were held in those eight halls during three full days of presentations during the congress.

Vlašić held a presentation entitled “Changes in the size of forests of Slavonia during Ottoman rule”. Vlašić talked about the changes done to the size of forests of Slavonia during the period of Ottoman rule in the region (1526-1690) and concluded that the size of Slavonian forests remained almost intact throughout the period.