The 3rd Annual Edinburgh International Graduate Conference in Late Antique, Islamic, and Byzantine Studies will be held at the University of Edinburgh on November 22-23, 2019.
The theme for this year’s conference is Historical inertia: Continuity in the face of change 500-1500 CE:
Historical discourse has long concerned itself with patterns of change and discontinuity to demonstrate and validate models of periodisation and the compartmentalisation of the wider historical field. Building on these themes, this conference has chosen to focus on the opposing view by concentrating on inertia – how history, material culture, ideas and communities can be seen to maintain a stayed course or deviate if a significant force is exerted upon it. Inertia, a concept that has yet to be applied to mainstream Late Antique studies, introduces perspectives and frameworks that permit new approaches to traditional processes.
This conference will feature numerous papers on qur’anic studies and medieval Islamic history. The complete program can be found here. Additionally, there will be keynote lectures from Averil Cameron and Jack Tannous (Princeton University).
For more information, including registration instructions, visit the conference website.
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