IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1254: New Faces in Medieval Iberian Studies, II

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Association of Graduate & Early Career Scholars of Medieval Iberia (AGECSMIberia)
Organiser:Pablo José Alcover Cateura, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Pablo José Alcover Cateura, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 1254-aBeyond Representation: Coloured Backgrounds and Meaning in Iberian Book Illumination
(Language: English)
Ana de Oliveira Dias, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1254-bIbn al-Jaṭīb, Ibn Jaldūn, and Their Peers: Pre-Renaissance Post-Almohadism in the Nasrid Pendulum
(Language: English)
Laila M. Jreis Navarro, Departamento de Estudios Semíticos, Universidad de Granada
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Mentalities
Paper 1254-cTranslating the Foreign Past: Islam, Judaism, and Medieval Historical Thought in Iberia and the Latin West
(Language: English)
Alexander Peña, Medieval Studies Program Yale University
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Mentalities
Abstract

In 2019, three graduate students working on different aspects of medieval Iberia met at a reception in Leeds and commiserated over the difficulties of studying Iberia as early career scholars. They realised how difficult it was to meet other Iberianists in the early stages of one’s career, to make connections with scholars from different countries, and share their work with the field and one another. What began as a casual conversation led to the establishment of a new collaborative group dedicated to connecting graduate student and early career Iberianists around the world and showcasing new exciting work through sponsored sessions.