Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras (10th-15th centuries): Ghent, 15-17 mai 2013

On 15, 16 and 17 May 2013, Ghent
University will host the 22nd edition of CHESFAME, the international
"Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria in
the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras (10th-15th centuries)".

The colloquium starts on Wednesday 15 May, 9 am, and will
take place at the following venue:
Jozef Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

All are most welcome to attend.

For
details of the programme, see below or visit the CHESFAME webpage via http://www.mamluk.ugent.be/
Programme CHESFAME 22 (2013)

15-17 May 2013

Jozef Plateauzaal

Jozef Plateaustraat 22, Ghent (Belgium)

Wednesday 15 May

9.30-9.45: Welcome
9.45-11.00
L. Richter-Bernburg
(Universität Tübingen): “Caesarea’s Fatimid period mosque with sea
view”

M. Frenkel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem):
“Al-Raqqa in Fatimid and Ayyubid Times: Evidences from the Cairo Geniza”

J.-Ch. Ducêne (Université libre de
Bruxelles): “L’environnement d’Alexandrie au XIIe siècle selon Ibn
Djumayʿ”

11.30-12.30
M. Swanson (Lutheral School
of Theology at Chicago): “Two Coptic Martyrdoms of the Fatimid Period, Part
1: The Martyrdom of Jirjis (al-Muzahim)”

J. den Heijer (Université Catholique de Louvain): “Two Coptic Martyrdoms of
the Fatimid Period, Part 2: The Martyrdom
of Bifam b. Baqurah al-Sawwaf”

14.00-15.45
D. Nicolle (Nottingham): “From Aght’amar to ʿAyn Diwar: Evidence for a
heavily armoured elite in the 10th-12thcentury Islamic Middle East”

Y. Benhima (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris
3): "Les Banû Hilâl en Égypte (Xe-XIe s.). Un réexamen des sources
écrites"

Y. Lev (Bar Ilan University): “Direct
Quest for Justice in Fatimid-Ayyubid Egypt”

16.15-17.45
N. Christie (Corpus Christi College, Vancouver): “ʿAlī ibn
Ṭāhir al-Sulamī and the Inevitable Repetition of History”

B.H. Qureshi (University of Minnesota): “An Existential
Threat? Zengi, Damascus, and Jerusalem before the Second Crusade”

N. Coureas (Cyprus Research Centre): “Envoys between
the Mamluk Lands and Cyprus under Venice (1473-1517)”

Thursday 16 May

9.00-10.45
B. Major (Péter Pázmány Catholic
University): “The rabads of al-Marqab and the town of Valenia”

R. McClary (University of Edinburgh): “Adoption and
Absorption - The penetration of the Ayyubid aesthetic into the architecture of
13th century Saljuq Konya

D.
Vandekerckhove (Cardiff University): “The Armenian Kingdom and the Mamluk
Sultanate — The influence of the Mamluk
threat on the Armenian fortifications in Cilicia (1289-1307)”

11.15-12.45
M. Zouihal (Ecole Pratique des Hautes
Etudes, Paris): "La zāwiya al-ġarbiyya de Damas de la fin du XIe siècle au
début du XIIIe siècle"

A. Petersen
(University of Wales, Trinity Saint David): "The Architecture of Sufi Shrines
and Mosques in Mamluk Palestine"

H.
Hamza (Cairo): "Waqf manuscripts and late Mamluk architecture of Cairo: the
Turba of Girbāsh Qāshiq — A new attribution
and dating"

14.00-15.45
H. Taragan (Tel Aviv University): “‘Figures in Procession’: Images of the
Khāṣṣakiyya on
Ayyubid and Mamluk Metalware

W. Flinterman (University of Amsterdam): “The Royal Image of Sultan Qalāwūn
(1277-1290)”

Y. Daoudi (Ghent University): “The Representation of Sultan Jaqmaq
(1438-1453) as Ritual Iconoclast: A critical
assessment”

16.15-17.45
S. Calderini (Roehampton University): “Al-Qāḍī al-Nuʿmān on women as
imams: legal and
esoteric interpretations of the ḥadīth “the woman does not lead (taʾummu)
people from the front in the ritual prayer”
(al-Kulaynī, 3:2; Ibn Bābawayhi, 1:23 etc)”

K. Richardson (Institut für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft, Universität
Münster): "Two new biographical works from the Damascene scholar al-Nāṣir
Muḥammad b. Zurayq (d. 900/1495)”

M.
Dekkiche (Ghent University): “Khādim al-Ḥaramayn: Mamluk Religious
Patronage in Mecca — A survey”

Friday 17 May

9.00-10.45
M. Koornwinder (Bussum): “Damietta in the Low Countries: sources and
research”

K. Yosef (Bar Ilan
University): "Masters and Slaves: Substitute kinship in the Mamluk Sultanate”

C. Onimus (Institut Français du proche
orient / Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris): “Babalawud: étude de cas
de la transmission d’un iqṭāʿ sous le
sultanat mamelouk”

11.15-12.45
P. Moukarzel (Université Libanaise): “The Franciscans in the Mamluk
sultanate: a
privileged community subject to the politico-economic balance between Europe
and the East”

G. Christ (University of
Manchester): “A small divergence ? The Mamluk Empire, Venetian statehood and
the changing economic balance in the
Eastern Mediterranean (1300-1400)”

St. Borsch (Assumption College): “The Water Regime of Alexandria in the
Longue
Durée: 1315-1814”

14.00-15.45
Y. Frenkel (University of Haifa): “The Story of Tamīm al-Dārī: preliminary
remarks on a
Berlin manuscript from the Mamluk era”

G. Lelli (Ghent University): “The philosophical basis of Ibn Khaldūn’s
poetics”

G. Schallenbergh (Ghent University/KULeuven): “Of Chess and Shiism: a Poem by
Ṣafāʾ al-Ḥillī (d. 1351)”

16.15-17.45

T. El-Azhari (Qatar University): “Travel and Coins in medieval Mediterranean
Arabic as a lingua franca”

J. Drory (Bar
Ilan University): “Foreign rulers in al-Maqrīzī’s biographical dictionary
Durar al-ʿUqūd”

B. Martel-Thoumian
(Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble): “Ibn Iyās et les chanteuses
ou quand l’art s’invite dans la chronique
historique (872/1468-923/1517)”

U. Vermeulen (Ghent University), "TBC"

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Prof.
Dr. Jo Van Steenbergen
Professor in Arabic & Islamic Studies/Mamluk History and Culture
Ghent University
Jozef
Plateaustraat 22
B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Tel. ++ 32 (0)9 264 3805 & ++32 (0)9 264 3555 (secr.)
Fax: ++ 32 (0)9 264 4271

E-
MAIL : Jo.VanSteenbergen@UGent.be

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Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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