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

2:00 pm, 18 May 2018 to 6:00 pm, 19 May 2018

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

Event Information

Open to

All

Location

Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

A workshop entitled Berbers and Moors: Authority Beyond State and Tribe in the Early Medieval Maghreb will be held at UCL on 18-19 May.

This event, co-hosted by the University of Leicester and UCL, and sponsored by the Society for Libyan Studies, is free and open to all, but space is limited. Please email Corisande Fenwick c.fenwick@ucl.ac.uk by Wednesday 16 May to ensure a place. 

Programme

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

  • 10am-12pm: Identifying 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)

3:30-4pm Coffee Break

  • 4:00-4:50pm: 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)
  • 4:50-5.20pm: Authority Beyond the State: A Response - Andrew Marsham (University of Cambridge)

5:20-6pm: Final Discussion

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

Organisers

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