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Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion

Networks and interaction: The Red Sea Region in history and archaeology

Workshop bringing together papers addressing the Red Sea and the neighbouring regions in the pre-Islamic and early Islamic periods.

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Red Sea seen from space
Egyptian Dust Plume and the Red Sea
Photo:
flickr/ NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

The Red Sea connects the Indian Ocean with the Mediterranean, and has served as a corridor of exchange at least since the second millenium BCE.

The sea, however, has also always been an arena of commercial, religious and military interaction between the people living along its coasts and in its hinterlands.


This workshop brings together papers addressing the Red Sea and the neighbouring regions in the pre-Islamic and early Islamic periods, with the aim of transcending traditional scholarly divides based on period, region, and discipline, by focusing on the common relationship with the sea.

Program (preliminary) is attached

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