Workshop: “The Aghlabids & their Neighbors: Art & Material Culture in Ninth-Century North Africa”, UNC-Chapel Hill European Studies Center, London, 23-24 May 2014
We envision the workshop as an opportunity for mutually-interested colleagues to begin a conversation about North Africa in the ninth century, to consider the region not as a peripheral frontier whose artistic production was inferior to or derivative of trends in the ‘Abbasid heartlands of Iraq and Egypt, but as one of the vibrant centers of the early medieval Dar al-Islam.
The workshop will be structured around informal, brief presentations focused on any aspect of the art, architecture, archaeology, and material culture; urbanism, landscape, economic, numismatic and social history; or to present overviews of relevant museum collections and archives.
We particularly welcome participants from the North African countries on which the workshop focuses, and the organizers aim to provide financial assistance to those participants. The workshop’s official languages will be English and French. Deadline for abstracts 15 September 2013. Information Mariam Rosser-Owen firstname.lastname@example.org.