Janet Starkey

Janet Starkey

Dr Janet C.M. Starkey edited the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies between 2007 and 2018. A former lecturer in the Anthropology of the Middle East at Durham University and a founder member of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE), she has published extensively on travellers in the Middle East. Her most recent book, The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad: the Russells of Braidshaw in Aleppo and on the Coast of Coromandel (Leiden & Boston: Brill), was published in 2018 and she was a contributor to and joint editor of Travellers in Ottoman Lands: the botanical legacy (Archaeopress, 2018). In 2019 she published on coffee-houses in Edinburgh and on Vanmour in Constantinople. She is currently working on a book about Marco Polo and other medieval travellers.