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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1218: Marginal Communities in Globalised Mediterranean Networks, III: Diaspora Communities Crossing the Margins

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Anna C. Kelley, Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Paper 1218-aEchoes of Empire: The Formation and Role of a Trapezuntine Elite Diaspora in the Late Byzantine World
(Language: English)
Annika Asp, Independent Scholar Ruislip
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1218-bAt the Margins of the City: Religious Minorities within (and outside) Palaiologan Constantinople
(Language: English)
Jessica Varsallona, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Daily Life
Paper 1218-cWomen in the Borderland: Feudal Customs and Venetian Right in Negroponte, 13th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Daniele Tinterri, Archivio di Stato di Genova
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies

As a bustling epicentre of connectivity, the Eastern Mediterranean of the medieval world was a hub in the development of global communication networks. The papers in these linked sessions examine networks from the perspective of the people on the peripheries and how their local contexts situated them in wider systems. They consider how marginalised communities intersected and interacted with, shaped, and ultimately built networks. The speakers in the third session address the role of diaspora communities in terms of both connection and disjuncture.