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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1616: Borders beyond Borders, II: Asia

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Adele Curness, Faculty of History University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Maximilian Lau, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Paper 1616-aLate Byzantine Trebizond and the Byzantine Border
(Language: English)
Annika Asp, Independent Scholar Ruislip
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1616-bA 'Eurasian Late Antiquity' Reconsidered
(Language: English)
Emily Hanako Everest-Phillips, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World New York University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1616-cIqṭā', Suyūrghāl, Tarkhan_: Landholding and Immunity across the Borders of Late Medieval Eurasia
(Language: English)
Angus Russell, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics University of Cambridge
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Social History

In this, the second of three linked sessions on Borders beyond Borders, we aim primarily to break down the divisions between fields: Medieval and Byzantine Studies, between these and Islamic studies, and then these three and Eurasian history as a whole. Similarly, we aim to break down the borders between disciplines: history, literature, archaeology, and gender studies. This panel focuses on the incredible variety of borders in the wider Asian world, containing papers on the relationship between Turkish Trebizond and Constantinople, the interplay between nomadic and settled powers in the landholdings of Mongol and post Mongol Muscovy, and bilingualism among Central Asian elites.