HIST Online Seminar: “Crisis and Migrations across the Mediterranean frontier: was it really all about a Dark Ages after all?”, 7PM July 17 (EN)

Dear Colleagues and Students,

You are cordially invited to the Global Byzantium at Ankara from past to present, Summer Seminar Series, CRISIS AND MIGRATIONS ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN FRONTIER: WAS IT REALLY ALL ABOUT A DARK AGES AFTER ALL? , organized by the Department of History.

Date: 17.07.2020, Friday
Time: 19.00 – 22.00 (Istanbul Time Zone)

Title: Crisis and Migrations across the Mediterranean frontier: was it really all about a Dark Ages after all?
Rebecca Darley (Birkbeck University)
Jonathan Jarrett (University of Leeds)
Nikolas Bakirtzis (The Cyprus Research Institute)
Luca Zavagno (Bilkent University)

The Byzantine Seminar Series “Byzantium at Ankara” is an event organized and hosted in collaboration by the Department of History at Bilkent University and the Department of History of Art at Hacettepe University which will be held over the entire 2019/2020 Academic Year as organized by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sercan Yandim and Asst. Prof. Dr. Luca Zavagno (Bilkent University)

The object of the series of talks is to engage Byzantine scholars from different backgrounds and areas of expertise in a conversation on issues which relate and resonate with the current socio-political and economic situation. The importance of building these connections should indeed allow to put Byzantium in a global, modern and historical perspective .The idea is to have an inter and multidisciplinary approach to all-encompassing topics like “Famines and Plagues”, “Crisis and Migrations across land and sea frontiers” and “iconography of Byzantine disasters and Renaissance” as debates will be open to scholars and students as well as Medieval and Byzantine enthusiasts.

***This is an online seminar. To obtain the event link and password, please send a mail to byzantiumatankara@hotmail.com