Upcoming events


19 January│Lecture: The rhetoric of request in Arabic papyrus letters

An online lecture by Petra Sijpesteijn. Information and zoom link can be found here: Poster Sijpesteijn.

21-22 JanuaryWorking with Collections. A roundtable on documentary sources, heritage politics, and civic engagement.

In this two-day roundtable, we bring together a group of researchers and conservators in the fields of classics, papyrology, late antiquity, history and Area studies to discuss and reflect on the interface of methodological and ethical challenges they have encountered while working with artifacts and documentary sources. More information can be found here.

MarchEmco-guest Luke Yarbrough

More information on Luke Yarbrough.

Moved to online due to Covid-19.

3-4 June 2021 │Conference: Networks and Ties of Exchange

More information can be found here.

27-29 October│Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE)

In this conference,we will examine how such expectations of justice shaped political discourse and behaviour in the early and medieval caliphate (ca. 600-1500 CE). More information and the call for papers can be found here.

6-8 DecemberTies of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire

In this conference we will explore how and when the language of kinship was implemented as a persuasive device, an operative category, and a problem-solving mechanism in premodern Islamic(ate) societies. The call for papers is now available and can be found here.

Conference: Politics, Patronage and Protection: Mechanisms of Inclusion and Expectations of Justice in the Medieval Muslim WorldNo date available yet.
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