Dr Daniel-Joseph Macarthur-Seal

Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal received his PhD in History from the University of Cambridge in 2015. He joined the BIAA in 2014 as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and was the Enemies to Allies project Research Fellow from 2015-2017. He was Research Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Hong Kong Baptist University from 2017-2019 before taking up the post of Assistant Director in September 2019.

Daniel is the author of the journal articles "Resurrecting Legal Extraterritoriality in Occupied Istanbul, 1918-1923", Middle Eastern Studies, 54:5 (2018), pp. 769-787; "Intoxication and Imperialism: Nightlife in Occupied Istanbul, 1918-1923", Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, 37:2 (2017), pp. 299-313; and "Intelligence and Lloyd George's Secret Diplomacy in the Near East, 1920-22", The Historical Journal, 56:3 (2013), pp. 707-728. He is currently finishing his book manuscript based on his doctoral thesis titled Britain's Levantine Empire, 1914-1923, a comparative study of the First World War-era occupations of Istanbul, Alexandria, and Thessaloniki.

Daniel's current and past research interests range from diplomatic, military and imperial history to the social and cultural histories of alcohol, opium, and prostitution in the late Ottoman and early Republican period.


Education

  • PhD in History - University of Cambridge, Faculty of History (2015)
  • ΜPhil in Modern European History - University of Cambridge, Faculty of History (2009)
  • BSc in International Relations and History - London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of International History (2008)

Related Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Director | The British Institute at Ankara (September 2019 – present)
  • Research Assistant Professor | Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University (August 2017-August 2019)
  • Research Fellow of the project ‘Turkey and Britain, 1914-1952: From Enemies to Allies’ | BIAA (October 2015 – July 2017)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow | Middle East Technical University, Ankara, (September 2015- July 2017)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow | BIAA (September 2014 – August 2015)
  • Graduate Supervisor | Faculty of History and Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies  University of Cambridge (October 2011 – June 2013)
  • Associate Editor for the openSecurity section of openDemocracy.net: an online journal publishing articles on international security topics. | openDemocracy Limited (June 2009 – September 2010)

Publications

Books

  • D-J MacArthur-Seal, Britain's Levantine Empire, 1914-1923, Forthcomming.

Edited Volumes & Special Issues:

Journal Articles and Chapters in Edited Volumes


Conferences, Workshop and Panels (Organised or Co-organised)

  • 15-19 November 2018: “Alcohol and Drinking in the Ottoman Empire”. Panel Co-Organised at the Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • 1-2 April 2017: ‘From Enemies to Allies: The British Empire and the Turkish Republic in the 1920s and 30s’, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
  • 31 March-1 April 2016: ‘From Enemies to Allies: The Ottoman-British War’, International Strategic Research Foundation, Ankara.
  • 10 April 2015: ‘Dark Histories: Nighttime and Nightlife in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Mediterranean’, British Institute At Ankara.

Invited Talks

  • 15-19 November 2018: “States of Drunkenness: Allied and Ottoman Administrations and the Drinkers of Istanbul, 1918-1923”. Presented at the Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • 19-21 September 2018: ‘“It is not Art and it is not the East”: Entertainment in Occupied Istanbul, 1918-1923’. Presented at the conference Turkologentag, University of Bamberg.
  • 03-05 May 2018: ‘Cosmopolitan Underground: Opium Refinement and Distribution in Interwar Istanbul’. Presented at the Association for the Study of Nationalities annual world convention.
  • 1-2 April 2017: ‘The Capitulations and Martial Law in Occupied Istanbul, 1918-1923’. Presented at the conference ‘From Enemies to Allies: The British Empire and the Turkish Republic in the 1920s and 30s’, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 1-2 Apr.
  • 2-4 November 2016: ‘Trader/Smuggler: Levantine Commerce in Opium in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1900-1940’. Presented at the conference ‘The Levant & Europe: Shipping and Trade Networks of People and Knowledge’, The Hellenic Centre.

Memberships

  • BIAA - The British institute at Ankara (member)
  • MESA The Middle East Studies Association 

 

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