What can we learn from Arabic-script documents about economic exchange in medieval Egypt (800-1150)?
Monday, December 7, 9-11 am EST
Reading session on Arabic-script documents (in parallel text and translation, graduate students encouraged, all welcome)
Wednesday, December 9, 10 am-12 noon EST
What can we learn from the archeology of medieval Egypt that we can't learn from the documents?
Monday, December 14, 12 noon-2 pm EST
Chris Wickham is Chichele Professor of Medieval History emeritus at the University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College and Director of the British School at Rome (January through July 2021). He is the author of numerous books on medieval rural and urban Italy as well as highly acclaimed comparative histories of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, most recently Medieval Europe (Yale UP, 2016). He is currently writing a comparative history of the Mediterranean ca. 950 1180, synthesizing textual and archeological evidence for regional and long distance exchange.