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Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 45th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 45th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, October 17–20, 2019. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Intensive course on Mamluk archival material

Intensive course on Mamluk archival material, June 12-14, 2019, preceding the Sixth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies

Dear Colleagues,


Following our earlier announcement of the sixth conference of the School of Mamluk Studies to be held in Tokyo, and its accompanying three-day course on Mamluk archival material, we would like to once again remind everyone of the course and the procedures to register for it.


Intensive courseMamluk Archival Material

Abu ‘Amr ‘Uthman al-Abhari

Dear colleagues,

I am working on some MSS that mention a certain medieval scholar that I cound't identify: Abū ‘Amr ‘Uthmān Ibn Abī ‘Alī al-Abharī al-Shafiʿ (not al-Shāfiʿī, but confusion is possible). I am wondering if this is the same person with the vizier Kamāl al-dīn Abū ‘Amr al-Abharī (d.1194), or someone else. I would be indebted if anybody can help me identify him. You can contact me via this forum or individually via my e-mail address: aydogan.kars@monash.edu