IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1237: Global Practices of Memory and Exchange, I: Maritime Transfer and Communication in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, c. 1200-1550

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Wien / FWF Project F42
Organisers:Károly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Fabian Kümmeler, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community' / Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Roxani Eleni Margariti, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies, Emory University
Paper 1237-a'The King of China believes that all people are his slaves': Diplomatic and Commercial Contacts between Yemen and China in the 14th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Johann Heiss, Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Anthropology, Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1237-bBeyond the Sea: Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ethiopian Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Lenka Vrlíková, Faculty of Arts, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1237-cWatching the Sea: Communicating Memory and Exchanging News via Venetian Dalmatia, 15th-Century
(Language: English)
Fabian Kümmeler, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community' / Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

Moving beyond western, eurocentric visions of memory, this two-part series explores unchartered academic territories both in a geographical and a methodological sense. Adopting interdisciplinary approaches to land- and sea-scapes of the Eastern Occident and the Global East, the panelists examine both textual and pictorial representations of the fabrication and exchange of memory within urban communities. The first session takes a maritime perspective on the transfer and communication of memory among and within communities in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Addressing diplomatic, commercial, and artistic interaction across the sea, the papers compare cases from Venetian Dalmatia, Ethiopia, Yemen and China.