“Sailing to Byzantium: Insular and Coastal Urban Spaces in the Medieval Mediterranean”
Friday 9 November 2018
FEASS- C Block Amphi
The History Department is pleased to announce a one-day workshop entitled “Sailing to Byzantium”:
Insular and Coastal Urban Spaces in the Medieval Mediterranean on Friday 9 November.
The workshop will be in English.
Welcome Speeches- h. 10.00
H.E. LUIGI MATTIOLO, Ambassador of Italy to Turkey
DAVID THORNTON, Chair, Department of History
Speakers- h. 10.30-15.30
SALVATORE COSENTINO (University of Bologna) Insularity, economy and social countryside in the early Byzantine period
MATTHEW HARPSTER (Koç University) Rebuilding the Maritime Landscape of Medieval Amalfi
ENRICO ZANINI (University of Siena) Gortyn of Crete: one archaeological site and four (basic) ideas about the Byzantine insular city
LUCA ZAVAGNO (Bilkent University) Cities of Islands”: brief notes on Byzantine insular urbanism in the early Middle Ages
SCOTT KENNEDY (Bilkent University) In search of the Ideal State: Utopia and the Sea in Bessarion’s Encomium of Trabzon
MACIT TEKİNALP (Hacettepe University) Late Antique Arykanda and the Arif Kale in Lycia
NATHAN LEIDHOLM (Bilkent University) A Turkish Basileus in Smyrna: Tzachas/ Çaka Bey between Byzantium and the Seljuqs, ca.1080-1100
You are all cordially invited.