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May 2021

Conference: A World of Realms: A Long View of Diplomacy and Spatiality in the Premodern Islamic World, University of Antwerp (20-21 May 2021, Belgium)

May 20 - May 21

A World of Realms: A Long View of Diplomacy and Spatiality in the Premodern Islamic World. Workshop University of Antwerp – Belgium, May 20-21, 2021 Keynote speaker: Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA/Collège de France) Power in History: Centre for Political History invites papers that inquire into the spatial dimensions of diplomacy and their relation to conceptions of territoriality in the larger Islamic world, from the 7th to the early 19th century, as part of a two-day interdisciplinary workshop held at the University of Antwerp and…

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December 2021

Call for Papers: Ties of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire, 6-8 December 2021

December 6 - December 8

From the organizers: We invite submissions for an international conference on the language of kinship in Islamic(ate) societies before the modern period (622–1500 CE). The Embedding Conquest (EmCo) team has been investigating the social, political, administrative, religious, and economic ties that sustained strategies and mechanics of protection and dependency in the early Islamic empire, contributing to shaping imperial rule under the Umayyads and the Abbasids. As part of our project, we study how writers and document producers expressed vertical and horizontal relationships, including the use of…

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