IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 135: The Red Sea as Centre and Periphery

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
Moderator/Chair:Verena Krebs, Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Paper 135-aThe Archaeology of the Medieval Period in the Sudan Red Sea: New Perspective
(Language: English)
Ahmed Hussein, Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General
Paper 135-bThe Archaeology of Islam in the Red Sea and Eastern Desert: A Reconsideration
(Language: English)
Intisar Soghayroun Elzein, Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 135-cIbn Jubayr's Portrayals of the Social Life at the Sides of the Red Sea during Saladin's Reign
(Language: English)
Hussain Alqarni, Department of Arabic Language, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Abstract

The four sessions will bring together papers on medieval Ethiopia, Egypt, and beyond; special attention is given to the interaction between these regions and the Mediterranean, including artistic exchange, trade, and historiography. The first session highlights the religious plurality in medieval Ethiopia; the second one on artistic exchange and historiography. The mythical Prester John and other aspects of the Western image of Ethiopia will be explored in the third session. Finally, the fourth session will bring together paper focussing on the Red sea region as connecting the Mediterranean to Eastern Africa.