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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 702: RomanIslam, III: Transforming Cities

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:RomanIslam - Center for Comparative Empire & Transcultural Studies
Organiser:Antonia Bosanquet, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures & Societies, Freie Universität Berlin
Moderator/Chair:Antonia Bosanquet, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures & Societies, Freie Universität Berlin
Paper 702-aCity of Suburbs?: Islamic Palermo / Balarm and Its Extramural Districts
(Language: English)
Dana Katz, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History (HCMH), University of Haifa
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Demography, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 702-bThe City and Its Satellites: The Transformation of the Urban Territorium in the Hispanic Provinces after the Fall of Rome
(Language: English)
Pablo C. Díaz Martínez, Departamento de Prehistoria, Historia Antigua y Arqueología, Universidad de Salamanca
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Secular, Demography
Paper 702-cReuse in Post-Roman Western Societies: A Comparative Approach between Christian and Islamic Attitudes towards Recycling and Spolia
(Language: English)
Jorge Elices Ocón, Escola de Filosofia Letras e Ciências Humanas Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 702-dIslamic Foundations as Military Cities
(Language: English)
Stefan Heidemann, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Demography, Islamic and Arabic Studies

'Transforming Cities' examines processes of transformation in urban spaces in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. One focus is the relations between the city and its extramural districts. How did expansion outside the urban core, or the incorporation of rural spaces into an urban network, create new connections that influenced the transformation of the city itself? The panel will also address the chronological entanglement between the Islamic and the Christian lives of cities. How did rulers or urban authorities recycle and reuse objects and structures of symbolic significance, either to retain their meaning, or to award them a new relevance as the urban landscape evolved?