Africa 500-1000. New Perspectives for historical and archaeological research

14-16 November 2018
Neue Aula, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, Raum “Kleiner Senat”
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

 Wednesday 14 November 2018 

18:00-18:10 Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner (Tübingen): Welcome

18:10-19:00 Key Note: Lisa Fentress (Rome): ‘Islamizing the Berbers’

Thursday 15 November 2018 

10:00-10:15 Roland Steinacher (Innsbruck) and Paolo Tedesco (Tübingen): Opening Remarks 

First Section: History (Chair: Alexander Sarantis): 

10:15-10:45 Roland Steinacher (Innsbruck): ‘When not in Rome, still do as the Romans do? Africa in the first millennium’ 

10:45-11:15 Robin Whelan (Oxford): ‘Why aren’t there Vandal women? Gender, ethnicity, and power in early medieval North Africa’ 

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break 

11:45-12:15 Andrew Merrills (Leicester): ‘‘Corippus’ triumphal geography: a new look at Ioh II’ 

12:15-12:45 Federico Montinaro (Tübingen): ‘Byzantine Resistance in Roman Africa, 641-668 CE’ 

12.45-14.45 Lunch Break 

Second Section Archaeology (Chair: Roland Steinacher): 

14:45-15:15 Philipp von Rummel (Berlin): ‘Simitthu 500-1000: A case study’ 

15:15-15:45 Corisande Fenwick (London): ‘The African Renaissance? An Archaeological Perspective on Aghlabid Ifrīqiya’ 

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break 

16:15-16:45 Nicolas Lamare (Paris): ‘Water after Antiquity: New Perspectives for Archaeological Investigations in North Africa’ 

Friday 16 November 2018 Third Section: Economy (Chair: Paolo Tedesco): 

10:00-10:30 Daniel Syrbe (Nijmegen): ‘Nomadic Mobility and Economy in Late Antique and Byzantine North Africa’ 

10:30-11:00 Antonia Bosanquet (Hamburg): ‘Changing Trade Patterns in Ifrīqiya. A Comparison between the Eighth and the Tenth Centuries’ 

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break 

11:15-11:45 Sam Nixon (London): ‘Monetary system, and metals exchange in the medieval trans-Saharan world: archaeological insights from the mine, the market, and the mint’ 

1I:45-12:15 Roland Steinacher (Innsbruck) and Paolo Tedesco (Tübingen): Concluding Remarks