Islamic Archaeology Day 2018


About The Event

Date: February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 – 18:00

Venue: UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, UK

Organizers: Corisande Fenwick (UCL), Hugh Kennedy (SOAS), Tim Williams (UCL)

The 4th Islamic Archaeology Day, jointly hosted by SOAS and UCL at the Institute of Archaeology, will take place on 3 February.

The workshop presents papers on the latest archaeological research across the Islamic world and is followed by a drinks reception.

Provisional Program

Session 1 (Chair: Hugh Kennedy)

  • Sicily in Transition: Assessing Islamic impact on early medieval Sicilians – Martin Carver (University of York) and Alessandra Molinari (Tor Vergata)
  • Archaeology of Early Islamic Basra – Andrew Petersen (Trinity St David) and Alistair Northedge (Sorbonne)
  • Urban Evolution in the Oasis of Bukhara – Rocco Rante
  • Buddhism and Mosques in the Indian Ocean. Islamic Archaeology in the Maldives – Stephane Pradines (Aga Khan)

Session 2 (Chair: Tim Williams)

  • The glass walls of Samarra: 9th-century Abbasid glass production – Nadine Schibille (CNRS –Orléans) and Andrew Meeks (British Museum)
  • Persian crucible steel: treaties and crucibles – Rahil Alipour (UCL)
  • Reconstruction and analysis of hard-stone vessels manufacturing techniques in Early Islamic and Mughal workshops – Elise Morero (Oxford)
  • Exploring agriculture and diet in Islamic and later medieval Aragon (north-east Spain): new archaeobotanical research – Edward Treasure, (Durham)

Session 3 (Chair: Corisande Fenwick)

  • Islamic and Christian diet in Medieval Portugal: an isotopic contribution to the study of social inequality – Alice Toso (York)
  • Maritimity, Islamisation, and Swahilification on Zanzibar – Tom Fitton (York)
  • Historical Archaeology at Fuwairit, a coastal site in Qatar – Rob Carter (UCL-Qatar)
  • Rescuing the Architectural Heritage of the Mamluks in Cairo – Omniya Abdel Barr (Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation)

Source: Eventbrite

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