Colloque: « Mamluk Cairo. A Crossroad for Embassies », 6-8 sept. 2012, Liège

 

Under the aegis of Comité International des Sciences Historiques – Commission Internationale de Diplomatique
Organizing Committee: F. BAUDEN, M. DEKKICHE, J. DEN HEIJER
Scientific Committee: D. BEHRENS-ABOUSEIF, M. BERNARDINI, L. KALUS, J.E. WOODS

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Thursday, September 6
Place du 20 Août, 7 (Bâtiment A1), salle académique

Registration, 9:00
Welcome Address, 9:30
Jean WINAND, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities

Introduction, 9:45-10:15
Frédéric BAUDEN and Malika DEKKICHE
Coffee Break, 10:15-10.45
Diplomatic Conventions, 10:45-12:15
Chair: Reuven AMITAI, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Malika DEKKICHE, University of Chicago
    Diplomatics or Another Way to See the World
  • Lucian REINFANDT, Universität Wien
    Textual and Ceremonial Aspects of Mamluk Administrative Letters
  • Yehoshua FRENKEL, University of Haifa
    Embassies in a Crossroad: Cairo’s Role in the 15th Century Multinational Politics

Lunch, 12:15-14:30

Ambassadors, 14:30-16:00
Chair: Doris BEHRENS-ABOUSEIF, School of Oriental and African Studies

  • Anne F. BROADBRIDGE, University of Massachusetts
    Careers in Diplomacy among Mamluks, Mongols and Turks, 1260-1405
  • Cinzia TAVERNARI, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Val de Seine
    Lodging Ambassadors: Textual Representation and Architectural Reality
  • Adam G. BEAVER, Princeton University
    Pietro Martire in Cairo (1501): Spanish-Mamluk Relations in the Age of Discovery

Coffee Break, 16:00-16:30

Mamluks and the Latin West, 16:30-18:00
Chair: Frédéric BAUDEN, Université de Liège

  • Pierre MOUKARZEL, Université Libanaise
    The European Embassies to the Court of the Mamluk Sultans in Cairo
  • Maria Filomena LOPES BARROS, Universidade de Évora
    In the Name of the Minorities: the Lisbon’s Muslims as Ambassadors from the King of Portugal to the Sultan of Egypt (1454)
  • Nicholas COUREAS, Cyprus Research Center
    Envoys between Lusignan Cyprus and Mamluk Egypt, 1435-1473: The Accounts of Pero Tafur and George Boustronios

Cocktail Hour, 18:00-20:00

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Friday, September 7
Place du 20 Août, 7 (Bâtiment A1), salle des professeurs

Mamluks and (Post-) Mongols (1), 9:30-10:30
Chair: Judith PFEIFFER, University of Oxford

  • Reuven AMITAI, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Mamluk-Ilkhanid Diplomatic Contacts: Negotiations or Posturing?
  • Hend GILLY-ELEWY, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Baghdad between Cairo and Tabriz: Emissaries to the Mamluks as Expressions of Local Political Ambitions and Ideologies during the 14th Century

Coffee Break, 10:30-11:00

Mamluks and (Post-) Mongols (2), 11:00-12:00

  • Patrick WING, Universiteit Gent
    Between Iraq and Hard Place: Sultan Ahmad Jalayir’s Time as a Refugee in the Mamluk Sultanate
  • Marie FAVEREAU, Universiteit Leiden
    New Insight into Mamluk-Mongol Diplomacy. The Jochid Alliances (1261-62/1415-16)

Lunch, 12:00-14:00

Mamluks and Timurids/Turkmen, 14:00-15:30
Chair: John Woods, University of Chicago

  • Michele BERNARDINI, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
    Timur, Toqtamish and the Mamluks. Some Further Considerations
  • Ilker Evrim BINBAS, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Sharaf al-Din ‘Ali Yazdi and the Mamluk Sultanate: An analysis of the Extant Correspondence
  • Frédéric BAUDEN, Université de Liège
    A Reconstructed Qara Qoyunlu Letter and Its Contribution to the Study of Diplomatic Exchanges Between the Mamluks, the Qara Qoyunlu and the Timurids

Coffee Break, 15:30-16:00

Mamluks and Ottomans (1), 16:00-17:00
Chair: Michele BERNARDINI, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

  • John E. WOODS, University of Chicago
    Documents from the Ottoman Archives on the Mamluks
  • Christopher MARKIEWICZ, University of Chicago
    Molla Gürani between Mamluks and Ottomans: Movement of Scholars and the Ottoman Chancellery in the reign of Mehmed II (1451-1481)

Coffee Break, 17:00-17:30

Mamluks and Ottomans (2), 17:30-18:30

  • Cihan Yuksel MUSLU, University of Texas at Dallas
    From al-Majlis al-Samiyy to al-Maqarr al-Karim: Transformation of the Titulature Accorded to the Ottomans by the Mamluk Administration
  • Kristof D’HULSTER, Universiteit Gent
    Fixed Rules to a Changing Game? Mehmed the Conqueror’s Realignment of Ottoman-Mamluk Diplomatic Conventions with the International Power Constellation

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Saturday, September 8
Place du 20 Août, 7 (Bâtiment A1), salle des professeurs

Mamluks and Western Islamic Lands, 9:00-10:30
Chair: Malika DEKKICHE, University of Chicago

  • Bárbara BOLOIX-GALLARDO, Washington University in St-Louis
    Diplomatic Correspondence between Nasrid Granada and Mamluk Cairo (13th-15th Centuries). The Last Hope for al-Andalus
  • Mounira CHAPOUTOT, Université de Tunis
    Entre Ifriqiya hafside et Egypte mamlouke: des relations anciennes, continues et consolidées
  • Lotfi BEN MILED, Université de Kairouan
    Sur les traces des missions diplomatiques hafsides jusqu’aux confins turco-mamelouks (fin du XVe s.)

Coffee Break, 10:30-11:00

Mamluks and Arabia/India, 11:00-12:30
Chair: Jo VAN STEENBERGEN, Universiteit Gent

  • John L. MELOY, American University of Beirut
    Egyptian-Indian Diplomacy through Late Medieval Mecca
  • Eric VALET, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Umara’ wa-muluk. La place des émirs dans la diplomatique mamluko-rasulide (XIIIe-XVe siècle)
  • Stephan CONERMANN, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
    Some Remarks on the Diplomatic Relations between Cairo, Delhi/Daulatabad and Ahmadabad during the 14th and the 15th Centuries

Lunch, 12:30-14:30

Mamluks and Africa, 14:30-15:30
Chair: Ludvik KALUS, Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV

  • Julien LOISEAU, Université Monpellier-III/Paul Valéry
    Le sultan et le Hati. Lettres et ambassades de l’empereur d’Ethiopie à la cour mamelouke
  • Rémi DEWIÈRE, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
    Peace Be upon Who Follow the Right Way. Diplomatic Practices between Mamluk Cairo and a Sahelian Sultanate at the End of the 14th Century

Coffee Break, 15:30-16:00

Diplomatic Artifacts, 16:00-17:30
Chair: Johannes DEN HEIJER, Université Catholique de Louvain

  • Ludvik KALUS, Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV
    Écritoires: objets fonctionnels et symboliques indissociables des cérémonies officielles à l’époque mamelouke
  • Doris BEHRENS-ABOUSEIF, School of Oriental and African Studies
    Mamluk Diplomatic Gifts
  • Valentina VEZZOLI, Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Precious objects for eminent guests: the Use of Chinese Porcelain during Diplomatic Banquets in Mamluk Cairo. Historical Sources and Material Evidence

Concluding Remarks, 17:30-18:00

Farewell Dinner, 20:00

Registration is free, but those who would like to attend are requested to send a message to F. Bauden.

 


Alice KADRI

Agrégée d'Espagnol et docteur en Histoire médiévale à l'Université de Nantes, elle travaille sur les mudéjars/morisques et la littérature aljamiada (Espagne, XV-XVIe s.).

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