W dniach 4-6 lipca 2011 r. odbędzie się na University of Southampton (UK) Second Biennial Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean.
Call for papers
This three-day 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, ethnography, history (including the histories of science, medicine and cartography), languages, literature, music, philosophy and religion.
Submission on the following topics would be particularly welcome:
- 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 any enquiries and abstracts of papers of 300 words maximum together with a brief CV to the organisers, Dr Francois Soyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rebecca Bridgman (email@example.com). We also welcome proposals for 3-paper sessions. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 October 2010.
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