International Conference: Armenian Diasporas in the Mediterranean and Near East


Thu - Fri, Nov 9 to Nov 10, 10:45am - 6:15pm


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13th century manuscript copied in Jerusalem miniature and colophon on lapis lazuli St James, Armenian Patriarchate, Jerusalem

Armenians were among the most widespread communities throughout the medieval Mediterranean and Near East. While Armenian diasporic communities were often enhanced by political fragmentation and instability in the historical motherland, their mobility contributed to design an interconnected religious and cultural landscape across diverse contexts from France to the Black Sea and beyond. This two-day conference will address the entangled history of these communities in the Mediterranean and Near East in 1000-1600, both by shedding new light on how they contributed to larger processes of cultural and religious communication across political and cultural boundaries and by engaging scholars specializing in medieval Latin, Armenian, Syriac, Byzantine, Mongol, and Islamic history, and art history, as well as in other diasporic groups in comparative and interdisciplinary discussions.

An International Conference organized by Irene Bueno (University of Bologna) and Camille Rouxpetel (Nantes University)

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