CFP: The Origins of the Islamic State: Sovereignty and Power in the Middle Ages (London, Feb 2017)

CfP: The Origins of the Islamic State: Sovereignty and Power in the Middle Ages February 16th-17th 2017, University College London Deadline for abstracts: December 4th 2016. Organiser: Corisande Fenwick (UCL)      The medieval roots of the Islamic state have never been more relevant or misunderstood. Early Islamic history is used to bolster Daesh propaganda of establishing aContinue reading “CFP: The Origins of the Islamic State: Sovereignty and Power in the Middle Ages (London, Feb 2017)”

Conference: Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 23-25 September 2016

Conference: Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 23-25 September 2016 Relations between the Fatimid caliphate and its neighbour and opponent, the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus constitute a field of study that merits careful and extensive consideration. Scholarship has tended to study both dynasties separately and the existing entanglements between the twoContinue reading “Conference: Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 23-25 September 2016”