Annual History Seminar: The Long Fifteenth Century
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Mar 20–21, 2015
Organized by: AUC Downtown
Venue: AUC Downtown
Address: 113 Kasr El Aini St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Admission: free
Event Language: English or Arabic

The seminar is open to researchers, scholars and graduate students of all institutions. Registration is free, and done at the seminar. 
We look forward to welcoming you.
Friday, March 20, 2015

2:00 - 2:15 pm
Nelly Hanna (The American University in Cairo)

2:15 - 3:15 pm
Panel One
Qassim ‘Abduh Qassim (Zagazig University), “The 15th Century: The Changing Geo-politics of the Mediterranean World” (in Arabic)

Emad Abou Ghazi (Cairo University), “The Changes in the Composition of the Elite During the Circassian Period” (in Arabic)

3:15 - 4:00 pm
Light Lunch

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Panel Two
Jo Van Steenbergen (Ghent University/University of Bonn), “Whither the Mamluk State? ‘Mamlukisation’ and the Flux and Reflux of State Formation in the Cairo Sultanate” (in English) 

Takenori Yoshimura (Waseda University), “The Changing Structure of Regional Administration in Mamluk Egypt” (in English) 

5:00 - 5:15 pm

5:15 - 6:45 pm
Panel Three
Adam Talib (The American University in Cairo), “Scholars and the Literary Landscape” (in English)

Basilios Sobhy (Coptic Theological and Clerical College), “Coptic Biographical Literature in the 15th Century” (in Arabic) 

Sayyid Ashmawi (Cairo University), “Harafish and Sultans in the Fifteenth Century” (in Arabic)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

10:30 - 11:00 am
Coffee and Refreshments

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Panel Four
Bethany Walker (University of Bonn), “Natural Resource Management and the 15th-Century State: Late Mamluk Land Reforms in a Comparative Perspective” (in English)

Aleksandar Sopov (Harvard University), “The Production and Exchange of Farming Manuals Between Cairo and Istanbul and the Agricultural Change Around and Within Those Two Cities at the Turn of the 15th Century” (in English) 

Anthony T. Quickel (The American University in Cairo), “From Farm to Fork: Transformations in the Food Economy of Late Mamluk Egypt” (in English)

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break

2:00 - 3:30 pm
Panel Five

Omniya Abdel Barr (University of Aix-Marseille), “Who Built Mamluk Cairo? The Workforce Behind Cairo's Medieval Monuments” (in English)

Hend El-Sayed Mahmoud (Fayyoum University), “The Concept of State Architecture Revisited” (in Arabic)

Hend Muhammed Abdel-Rahman (Minya University), “Minting Circassian Mamluk Coins in Venice: Reasons and Indications” (in Arabic)

3:30 - 4:00 pm