Journal of Levantine Studies


Follow us on Facebook!

Unable to display Facebook posts.
Show error

Error: Error validating application. Application has been deleted.
Type: OAuthException
Code: 190
Please refer to our Error Message Reference.

Recently Published:

Vol. 8 No. 2 | Winter 2018
Between Local and External – Searching for Salonica’s Local Cultures

Guest Editor’s Note | Eyal Ginio

Sometime around the middle of the eighteenth century, a Sufi—and former resident of the Anatolian town of Kayseri, known later to his followers as Zühuri Şeyh Ahmed Efendi—settled in Salonica and became a follower of the Ümmi Sinaniya branch of the Halvetiyye order. At some stage he left the Sufi lodge to lead a rather…

Read More »


  • Imperial Ottoman Identity in Salonica at the End of Ottoman Rule
    Yannis Sygkelos
    Free download Download
  • Intercultural Meeting Places of Minorities in Ottoman Salonica
    Rena Molho
    $5.00
  • Cultural Trends of Urbanization in Salonica: Ottoman Poetic Genres of the Ritual Songs of the Ma’aminim
    Hadar Feldman Samet
    $5.00
  • A National Home in the Diaspora? Salonican Zionism and the Making of a Greco-Jewish City
    Paris Papamichos Chronakis
    $5.00
  • Music, Ethnicity, and Class between Salonica and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, or How We Got Salomonico
    Oded Erez
    $5.00
  • Arabian Nights, Hebrew Nights: On the Influence of Alf laylah wa-laylah on Jewish Culture in Palestine/Israel
    Mostafa Hussein
    $5.00
  • The Silver Lining of the Turkey-EU Refugee Deal: Pushing Ahead with the Integration of Syrian Refugees into Turkish Society
    Gallia Lindenstrauss
    $5.00
  • Terrorist and Refugee in the Mediterranean—A European Dilemma
    Myriam Feinberg
    $5.00

dock-ument aims to promote the theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant and the concept of the Levant, with preference given to personal essays and to lyrical prose. Its purpose is to encourage various perspectives and unique voices so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, seeks to express the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.

+ Articles
  • Imperial Ottoman Identity in Salonica at the End of Ottoman Rule
    Yannis Sygkelos
    Free download Download
  • Intercultural Meeting Places of Minorities in Ottoman Salonica
    Rena Molho
    $5.00
  • Cultural Trends of Urbanization in Salonica: Ottoman Poetic Genres of the Ritual Songs of the Ma’aminim
    Hadar Feldman Samet
    $5.00
  • A National Home in the Diaspora? Salonican Zionism and the Making of a Greco-Jewish City
    Paris Papamichos Chronakis
    $5.00
  • Music, Ethnicity, and Class between Salonica and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, or How We Got Salomonico
    Oded Erez
    $5.00
  • Arabian Nights, Hebrew Nights: On the Influence of Alf laylah wa-laylah on Jewish Culture in Palestine/Israel
    Mostafa Hussein
    $5.00
  • The Silver Lining of the Turkey-EU Refugee Deal: Pushing Ahead with the Integration of Syrian Refugees into Turkish Society
    Gallia Lindenstrauss
    $5.00
  • Terrorist and Refugee in the Mediterranean—A European Dilemma
    Myriam Feinberg
    $5.00
+ Dock-ument

dock-ument aims to promote the theoretical discourse on topics related to various aspects of the Levant and the concept of the Levant, with preference given to personal essays and to lyrical prose. Its purpose is to encourage various perspectives and unique voices so they can be heard in a way that is not confined by the constraints of scientific discussion. The name, dockument, seeks to express the connection between text and context, between the pier, the home dock, and the ship of thoughts and reflections that will sail, we hope, to various interesting places.



Journal of Levantine Studies

The Journal of Levantine Studies (JLS) is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the critical study of the geographical, social, and cultural settings which, in various periods of history, have been known as the “Levant.” The journal is published biannually in English in print and online by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.