Trade, Travel and Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean, University of Cambridge (UK), 8-10 July 2013

Trade, Travel and Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean Third Biennial
Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean Churchill College,
University of Cambridge (UK), 8-10 July 2013

Confirmed keynote speakers: Prof. David Abulafia (University of Cambridge)
and Prof. Carole Hillenbrand (University of Edinburgh)

Abstract deadline: 1st December 2012

The Society for the Medieval Mediterranean is proud to announce our
forthcoming third biennial conference, with the theme of ‘Trade, Travel and
Transmission’. This three-day inter-disciplinary conference will bring
scholars together to explore the interaction of the various peoples,
societies, faiths and cultures of the medieval Mediterranean, a region which
had been commonly represented as divided by significant religious and
cultural differences. The objective of the conference is to highlight the
extent to which the medieval Mediterranean was not just an area of conflict
but also a highly permeable frontier across which people, goods and ideas
crossed and influenced neighbouring cultures and societies. We invite
proposals for 20-minute papers in the fields of archaeology, art and
architecture, codicology, ethnography, history (including the histories of
science, medicine and cartography), languages, literature, music, philosophy
and religion. Submission on the following topics would be particularly

Activities of missionary orders
Artistic contacts and exchanges
Byzantine and Muslim navies
Captives and slaves
Cargoes, galleys and warships
Costume and vestments
Judaism and Jewish Mediterranean History Literary contacts and exchanges
Material Culture Minority Populations in the Christian and Islamic Worlds.
Mirrors for Princes
Music, sacred and secular
Port towns/city states
Relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
Religious practices: saints, cults and heretics Scientific exchange,
including astronomy, medicine and mathematics Seafaring, seamanship and
shipbuilding Sufis & Sufi Orders in North Africa and the Levant Sultans,
kings and other rulers Trade and Pilgrimage Travel writing
Warfare: mercenaries and crusaders

Please send abstracts of no longer than 250 words, together with a short CV
(max. 2 sides of A4) to Dr Rebecca Bridgman (University of Cambridge,
Vice-President of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean) at the
following e-mail: Submission must be received by
1st December.=

Sterenn Le Maguer

Archéologue spécialiste de la péninsule Arabique et du commerce dans l'océan Indien, vacataire à l'Institut catholique de Paris, chercheure associée au CEFREPA.

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