'A Tale of Two Sicilies' - Current research on Sicilian Early Medieval history

Convenor: Vivien Prigent, Maison française d'Oxford

27 May, 10.00-16.30, Maison française d'Oxford, 2-10 Norham Road


10.00 - 12.30

Lucia Arcifa (Univ. di Catania), Anniliese Nef (Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Sicily in a Mediterranean context: regional diverging paths or insular polycentrism (VII-XII century)?


Alessandra Bagnera (Univ. di Roma), Anniliese Nef (Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Elena Pezzini (Museo Archeologico Regionale << A. Salinas >> )

Changing scale: an attempt to shed light on the internal diversity of the city of Palermo (9th-12th centuries)


Alessandra Bagnera (Univ. di Roma), Claudio Capelli (Univ. di Genova), Viva Sacco (École française de Rome)

The technological diversity in glazed ceramics of Islamic Palermo: an indicator of multipolar relations?


13.30 - 16.30

Martin Carver (University of York)

Looking for Demography - cemetaries, communities and affiliations in early Medieval Sicily


Coffee break


Alessandra Molinari (Univ. Roma-Tor Vergata)

Food and Foodways in Medieval Sicily


Girolamo Fiorentino (Univ. del Salento)

Food, crops and cash crops: the melting pot of medieval Sicily