Session1237
TitleGlobal Practices of Memory and Exchange, I: Maritime Transfer and Communication in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, c. 1200-1550
Date/TimeWednesday 4 July 2018: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorSonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Wien / FWF Project F42
 
OrganiserKároly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Fabian Kümmeler, Institut für die Erforschung der Habsburgermonarchie und des Balkanraumes (IHB), Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairRoxani Eleni Margariti, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Studies, Emory University, Atlanta
 
Paper 1237-a 'The King of China believes that all people are his slaves': Diplomatic and Commercial Contacts between Yemen and China in the 14th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Johann Heiss, Institut für Sozialanthropologie (ISA), Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Anthropology; Economics - Trade; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1237-b Beyond the Sea: Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ethiopian Medieval Art
(Language: English)
Lenka Vrlíková, Faculty of Arts, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
Index Terms: Art History - Painting; Ecclesiastical History; Liturgy; Religious Life
Paper 1237-c Watching the Sea: Communicating Memory and Exchanging News via Venetian Dalmatia, 15th-Century
(Language: English)
Fabian Kümmeler, Institut für die Erforschung der Habsburgermonarchie und des Balkanraumes (IHB), Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Maritime and Naval Studies; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
 
AbstractMoving beyond western, eurocentric visions of memory, this two-part series explores unchartered academic territories both in a geographical and a methodological sense. Adopting interdisciplinary approaches to land- and sea-scapes of the Eastern Occident and the Global East, the panelists examine both textual and pictorial representations of the fabrication and exchange of memory within urban communities. The first session takes a maritime perspective on the transfer and communication of memory among and within communities in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Addressing diplomatic, commercial, and artistic interaction across the sea, the papers compare cases from Venetian Dalmatia, Ethiopia, Yemen and China.