Documents and the Archeology of Medieval Egypt: Three Seminars with Chris Wickham

Dec 7, 2020Dec 14, 2020


Event Description

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.