Upcoming events

2019

Fall – Winter

21 October

Lecture “Global Networks in the Medieval Mediterranean” by Petra Sijpesteijn at the University of Tunis.

29 – 30 October
Workshop on coins with Arianna D’Ottone

Read more on Arianna D’Ottone (Sapienza-University of Rome)

7 – 8 November
Workshop: Rebellions and Revolts in the Early Caliphate

This workshop aims to bring together both senior and junior scholars to present research which illuminates the political and social dynamics implicit in the act of rebellion and revolt across the caliphate. Read more

18 – 22 November
EmCo quest: Minoru Inaba

Read more on Minoru Inaba (Kyoto University)

3 – 6 December
Conference: Ties that Bind: Mechanisms and Structures of Social Dependency in the Early Islamic Empire 

This conference aims to present research which illuminates the structures and mechanisms that allowed the early Islamic empire to function. Read more

 

2020

Spring – Summer

12 – 13 March
Workshop: “Acts of Excommunication” in the Late Antique and Early Islamicate Middle East

This conference aims to bring together scholars to present research which illuminates the dynamics implicit in the act of excommunication and associated practices: ostracism, anathema, and other forms of religio-social exclusion, among the major religious communities of the Islamicate world, 600-1200 CE: including various Christian and Jewish denominations, Sunni, Shiʿi, ‘Khārijī’ and other groups within Islam; Zoroastrians and other relevant groups. Read the Call for Papers (closed).

8 – 9 April
EmCo guest: Maaike van Berkel

Read more on Maaike van Berkel (Radboud University Nijmegen)

14 – 15 May
Workshop: Contesting Empires: Sogdiana, Bactria and Gandhara between the Sasanians, the Tang, Turkic rulers, the Umayyads and the early Abbasids (ca. 600-1000 CE)

This workshop aims to bring together scholars who have expertise in the study of conflict and interaction between the early Islamic Caliphate, Turko-Iranian authorities and the Tang dynasty of China, over the regions of Sogdiana, Bactria and Gandhara between ca. 600-1000 CE.

Fall – Winter

3 – 4 December
Workshop: Textual Sources and Geographies of Slavery in the Early-Islamic Empire, ca. 600-1000 CE

This workshop aims to explore forms and functions of slavery represented in textual sources from the early-Islamic empire, ca. 600-1000 CE.

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