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Thirteenth Conference School of Abbasid Studies

Tuesday 12 July 2016 - Friday 15 July 2016
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room 148

The conferences of the School of Abbasid Studies take place every two years and are organized in sessions of two thirty-minute papers that are publicly discussed. The conferences are small-scale; the duration of each conference is four days and no more than about twenty-four papers are scheduled.

The School of Abbasid Studies (SAS) provides a forum for the discussion of the political, cultural, social, economic, religious and intellectual life of the Abbasid Caliphate from c.700 – c.1250 C.E., a time span approximately bounded by the formative period of early Islam and the invasion of the Mongols. The aim of the School is to bring together scholars working on the Abbasid world but in disciplines which would rarely “talk” together – working towards a holistic contemplation of the Abbasid world.

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The Thirteenth Conference School of Abbasid Studies is hosted and organised by LUCIS and will take place at Leiden University under the auspices of local convenors Maaike van Berkel (Radboud University) and Petra Sijpesteijn (Leiden University). The conference was made possible by generous grants from the Juynboll Stichting, Stichting Oosters Instituut, Leids Universiteits Fonds and Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen.

Questions and registration

Registration is mandatory. To register, send an email to: lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl

For questions about the content of the conference, please contact Monique Bernards (secretary): school@abbasidstudies.org
If you have any practical questions, contact LUCIS: lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl

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