Day 1, Friday 7th January

9.00-9.15: Welcome and Opening

9.15-10.30: Keynote Lecture 1 – Roser Salicrú i Lluch (Institució Milà i Fontanals, CSIC, Barcelona), Deconstructing, Constructing or Reconstructing Identities? Microhistories of Muslim and Christian Captives in the Western Medieval Mediterranean

10.30-11.00: Break

11.00-12.30: Session 1 (Chair: Dr. Rodrigo García-Velasco)

Dr. Carolina Obradors-Suazo (École des hautes études Hispaniques et Ibériques, Madrid), Identities Witnessed and Performed: the Language of Foreigness in 15th-century Barcelona 

Helen Flatley (University of Oxford), Christian Otherness on the Iberian frontier: the Making of Mozarabic Identity in Post-Conquest Toledo

Leo Donnarumma (Université Grenoble Alpes/Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II), We Band of Brothers: the Origin of the Arbëreshë Communities in the Kingdom of Naples at the end of the 15th century

12.30-13.30: Lunch Break

13.30-14.30: Session 2 (Chair: Annabel Hancock)

Gabrielle Russo (University of Cambridge), Projecting and (Re)crafting Turkic Identity at the ʿAbbāsid Court: al-Fatḥ ibn Khāqān and The Merits of the Turks

Simona Puca (Université Grenoble Alpes), The Christianitas Cismarina in front of the Others. Investigations on the Letter of the Latins in the State of Jerusalem to Charles of Anjou 

14.30-15.00: Break

15.00-16.00: Session 3 (Chair: Laura Bailey)

Blanche Lagrange (CESCM, Université de Poitiers), An English Artist in Flanders: Visual Identity and Artistic Creation in Flemish Scriptoria in the early 11th-century

Gayane Babayan (Independent Scholar), Armenians, ‘Foreigners’ in 14th-century South-Eastern Crimea: Images as Means of Shaping and Sustaining the Identity Abroad 

16.00-16.30: Break

16.30-17.30: Keynote Lecture 2 – Teresa Shawcross (Princeton University), Dreaming of Another Byzantium: Refugees from the Eastern Mediterranean in Western Europe, 14th-16th Centuries


Day 2, Saturday 8th January


9.15-10.30: Keynote Lecture 3 – Miri Rubin, (QMUL), How strange were the strangers of medieval cities?

10.30-11.00: Break

11.00-12.30: Session 4 (Chair: Helen Flatley)

Dr. Etleva Lala (Eötvös Loránd University), The Albanian Identity of the Albanians in the Ragusan Republic 

Ester Zoomer (University of Amsterdam), Those residing in the Steelyard: the Perception and Regulation of a Hanseatic Mercantile Identity in 15th-century London

Richard Ibarra (University of California, Los Angeles), What’s in a Name? Attesting and Contesting Genoese Nobility in 16th-century Seville 

12.30-13.30: Lunch Break

13.30-15.00: Session 5 (Chair: Jessica Tearney-Pearce)

Dr. Victòria A. Burguera-Puigserver (University of the Balearic Islands), Where Voluntary and Forced Migrations intersect: Merchants and Slaves between Christian and Islamic lands in 15th-century Crown of Aragon

Ariana Myers (Princeton University), What’s in a Name? Slavery, Conversion, and Patronage in 13th-century Majorca 

Sanja Miljan (Central European University), Franciscans Abroad: Case Study from the Province of Dalmatia until the beginning of the 15th century

15.00-15.30: Break

15.30-16.30: Session 6 (Chair: Jan Vandeburie)

Dr. Paulo Catarino-Lopes (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa), Constructing the Self: Self-Identification and Presentation to other ‘Foreigners’ and Locals in Travel Accounts to the East in the late Middle Ages 

Eleonora Tioli (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa/Université de Fribourg), Christian Missionaries in the Mongol Empire

16.30-17.00: Concluding Discussion and End of the Conference



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