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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 311: Medieval African Entanglements, III: Reconstructing Islamicate Entanglements

Monday 3 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:2022 Dan David Prize Funding
Organiser:Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, British Museum, London
Moderator/Chair:Solomon Gebreyes Beyene, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Paper 311-aReconstructing Adal: The Archaeology of the Medieval Muslim Sultanates in the Horn of Africa
(Language: English)
Jorge de Torres Rodríguez, Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 311-bThe Battle of Ksar El-Kebîr, before and after: The Ottoman Empire and Portugal's Presence in Morocco
(Language: English)
Hava Önalan, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of History, Istanbul University
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy

The study of European-Asian interactions or the medieval Mediterranean has long been established within the field of Medieval Studies; in more recent years, the Indian Ocean has also become the subject of increasing scholarly attention. The integration of the role of networks, realms, and agents from the extensive continent of Africa into the concept of the 'Global Medieval', however, remains an ongoing challenge for the field. This series of sessions brings together scholars from all career stages and diverse backgrounds to address the topic and question of 'African Networks and Entanglements in the ‘Medieval World’' on a micro-, meso-, and macro level. The sessions centre the role of African realms, political entities, or agents as well as the economic, religious, cultural, intellectual, artistic, or diplomatic networks from West Africa to the Maghreb and the Horn to the Western Indian Ocean region.