Workshop: Berbers and Moors in the Medieval Maghreb, UCL (London) 18th-19th May

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Dear All,

 

We are delighted to announce a workshop Berbers and Moors: Authority Beyond State and Tribe in the Early Medieval Maghreb co-hosted by Leicester and UCL which will be held at UCL on the afternoon of Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May. This event is free and open to all, but space is limited, so if you would like to attend please email Corisande Fenwick c.fenwick@ucl.ac.uk by Wednesday May 16th to ensure that you have a place. 

 

All best wishes,

Corisande Fenwick (UCL) and Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)

 

 

Berbers and Moors: Authority Beyond State and Tribe in the Early Medieval Maghreb

18th-19th May 2018, UCL, London

A workshop hosted by the University of Leicester and UCL and sponsored by the Society for Libyan Studies

Organisers: Corisande Fenwick (UCL) and Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)

 

Friday, Room 612 (6th floor), UCL Institute of Archaeology

 

2:00pm Welcome and Introduction

Corisande Fenwick (UCL) and Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)

2:30pm Mapping the pre-desert of Algeria: a satellite remote sensing to settlement  patterns in the mid-first millennium AD

Martin Sterry (University of Durham)    

 

3.30-4pm Tea

 

4-6pm: The Men who Would be King: The Importance of Titulature in Fifth- and Sixth-Century North Africa

Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)

The struggle for Africa: Local power brokers

Roland Steinacher (Universität Tübingen)

 

6pm Drink Reception in Staff Common Room followed by dinner at a local restaurant for speakers

 

Saturday, IAS Common Ground, UCL Main Building

 

10-12pmIdentifying the Imamate: State Building and Society in the Age of the Rustamids

Cyrille Aillet (Université Lumière Lyon 2)

Berbers and Borderlands: Rulership, Authority and City-building in Islamic Morocco

Corisande Fenwick (UCL)

 

12.00- 1:30 Lunch

 

1:30-3.30pm

Les Banû Yahrâsan, figures politiques et sacrées de l'ibadisme à Djerba

Virginie Prevost (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Fact, Fiction and Polemic in the Study of the Almoravid and Almohad empires

Amira Bennison (University of Cambridge)

 

3:30 – 4 Coffee Break

 

4-4:50   The role of climatic modulations in the economic, social and political reorganization of Maghreb al-Asqa at the time of the emergence of the Islamic emirates (8th-9th centuries).

Chloe Capel (UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée)

4:50-.    Authority Beyond the StateA Response.

Andrew Marsham (University of Cambridge)

 

5:20-6pm. Final Discussion

6pm Drink Reception followed by dinner at a local restaurant for speakers