The Mediterranean City: Connectivity

Event Date: 
23 Nov 2013

Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL

Provisional Programme


10:00am – 10:20am

Arrival and Coffee


10:20am – 10:30am

Welcome (David Rundle)


10:30am – 11:45am

Session I:

Nick Purcell (Brasenose College, Oxford), Title to be confirmed

Georg Christ (University of Manchester), ‘Alexandria, Damietta and Cairo as connectors of long-distance trade networks. Symbiosis and competition’

11:45am – 12:15pm



12:15pm – 1:30pm

Session II:

Andrew Jotischky (University of Lancaster), ‘Acre, a connected east Mediterranean city’

Simon Keay (University of Southampton), ‘Hispalis (Seville): an ancient Mediterranean city in an Atlantic context’


1:30pm – 2:30pm



2:30pm – 3:45pm

Session III:

Magdalena Skoblar (University of York), ‘Beyond the City Walls: Dubrovnik and its Network of Contacts in the Eleventh Century’

Mike Carr (Royal Holloway, London), ‘Embargoes and Exemptions: Papal Trade Policy in the Medieval Mediterranean’


3:40-3:45- 4:15pm



4:15pm – 5:30pm

Session IV:

Jeremy Johns (Wolfson College, Oxford), ‘Palermo: varying connectivities under Muslim, Norman and Hohenstaufen rule’

Joanna Kostylo (British School at Rome), ‘Venice and Rome in the early modern communication system’



5:30pm – 6:15pm

Session V: Open Discussion

Chair: Prof. Christopher Smith (BSR)