Wed, June 28
8.00-9.30 Arrival, registration and breakfast

Introductory remarks

Hugh Kennedy: The Cavalry Turn in Early Islamic Warfare and Its Wider Consequences

11.00-11.30 Coffee break


Robert Hoyland: The Translation of Non-Scientific Texts between Greek and Arabic and Their Circulation in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Alice Croq: Common Representations of the Afterlife in Byzantium and the Near East
Christian Sahner: The Maronites in the Early Middle Ages: “Byzance après Byzance” or an “Islamic Church”?

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

Alexandra Cuffel: Legalists’ Quandary: Muslims Seeking Baptism in Byzantium, Armenia and the Levant

ca. 19.00 Conference Dinner
(at Sabine Schmidtke’s)

Thu, June 29

Daniella Talmon-Heller: Incorporating Byzantine Traditions into the Comparative Study of Aural and Material Aspects of Sacred Scriptures
Christopher MacEvitt: A View from the Edge: Byzantium in Frankish and Armenian Eyes

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30- 12.30
Dorothea Weltecke: Questions for the Byzantinists: Observations from the Perspective of the History of the Syrian Orthodox Church

12.30-14.00 Lunch

Johannes Pahlitzsch: Space and Orthodox Christianity: “Byzantium beyond Byzantium”

15.00-16.30 Afternoon Tea in Fuld Hall

Thomas Carlson: Distorting Mirrors and Diversity Management: Comparing Byzantine and Muslim Rulers' Policies, c. 950-1450

Dinner in Princeton
(not covered by the organizers)

Fri, June 30
Zachary Chitwood: Byzantium’s Hagiorite Legacy, Mount Athos and the Medieval Middle East
Christopher Markiewicz: Ottoman Byzantium circa 1500: The Ideological and Material Role of Byzantium in the Ottoman Imperial Project

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Final remarks

12.00-13.30 Lunch