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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 611: Medieval African Networks, I: Saharan Networks

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:2022 Dan David Prize Funding
Organiser:Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Felege-Selam Yirga, Department of History, Ohio State University
Paper 611-aParis, Tunis… Njimi?: African Entanglements around the 1270 Crusade
(Language: English)
Sarah Guérin, Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 611-bAfrica's East-West Trade Route: Art, Goods, People, and Ideas
(Language: English)
Suzanne Preston Blier, Department of History of Art & Architecture / Department of African & African American Studies, Harvard University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Economics - Trade
Paper 611-cIt's All Greek to Me: Distinguishing Old Nubian Translation Practices through Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
(Language: English)
Vincent van Gerven Oei, punctum books, Tirana
Index terms: Administration, Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography

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.