IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 334: Human Migration and Displacement in the Medieval Mediterranean at the Time of the Holy Land Crusades, c. 1050 - c. 1300, III

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Jochen Schenk, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:William Purkis, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Paper 334-aCrossing the Landscape of Loss: Memory and Architecture in the Laskarid Realm
(Language: English)
Naomi Ruth Pitamber, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Index terms: Architecture - General, Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 334-bFrom Amalfi to Jerusalem: The Hospital of St John at the Time of the Blessed Gerard
(Language: English)
Giuseppe Perta, MEDAlics - Centro di Ricerca per la Relazioni Mediterranee, Università per Stranieri 'Dante Alighieri', Reggio Calabria
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 334-cDealing with Nomadic Populations in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Jochen Schenk, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Administration, Crusades, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Abstract

This session aims to look at the challenges posed to societies, governments, and secular and religious institutions by the forced or voluntary migration of individuals, groups, and populations within and across political and cultural boundaries in areas directly affected by the holy land crusades. Of particular interest in this context are the social and political mechanisms available or invented for dealing with refugees and otherwise displaced persons; the social and cultural costs (and benefits) of human displacement; challenged or shifting concepts of identity; the challenges posed to government by nomadic societies; migration and the labour market; the legal treatment of migrants and refugees; memories of migration and displacement.