Saturday, January 23, 2010

Colloquium : History and Identity in the Eastern Mediterranean 500-1000, Oxford, 13 February 2010

Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College, Saturday 13 February 2010, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.

Joseph Bali (Athens / Damascus), The Writing of History and the Political Setting : Bar Hebraeus' Account of Late Antiquity 
Tara Andrews (Oxford), Armenian Chronicles of the Fifth to Seventh centuries
Dan King (Cardiff), Remembering the Fathers : Florilegia as History in the West Syrian Tradition
Hussein Omar (Cairo), "The Crinkly-haired People of the Black Earth" : examining Egyptian Identities in Ibn Abd al-Hakam's Futuh 
Amal Marogy (Cambridge), Arabic Linguistic Reasoning in Early 'Abbasid Period : Tribal and Cultural Identity and its Linguistic Reflection in the First Arabic Grammar 
Harry Munt (Oxford), The Prophet's City before the Prophet : Ibn Zabala (d. after 199/814) on Pre-Islamic Medina
Adam Talib (Oxford), Topoi and Topography in the Histories of al-Hirah 
Sarah Savant (Agha Khan Institute), Forgetting the Past : Traditions of Early Islam and Iran

Contact : Please pre-register with an email entitled 'COLLOQUIUM'. Papers will be pre-circulated. Price : £10, including lunch and refreshments.