After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista

15 Sep After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista

El Woolf Institute (Universidad de Cambridge) será la sede que acogerá el workshop “After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista“, que tendrá lugar los días 12-14 de febrero de 2018.

En estos dos días se pretende establecer un debate que vaya más allá del discurso dominante relativo a la conquista cristiana de al-Andalus a través de un enfoque multidisciplinar proporcionado por disciplinas como la Arqueología, la Historia  o la Historia del Arte. Se discutirán diversas clases de evidencias, aproximaciones y metodologías sobre las diferentes etapas que vivió este proceso.

Aquellas personas que deseen participar en este workshop pueden enviar un resumen de entre 200 y 300 palabras de sus propuestas de comunicación (de 20 minutos de duración) antes del 30 de octubre de 2017 a rig25@cam.ac.uk.

Las comunicaciones pueden versar sobre los siguientes temas, aunque no se excluyen otras posibilidades:

  • La relación entre espacio, comunidades locales y lealtad política;
  • Cambios en las estructuras urbanas y rurales;
  • La evolución de las instituciones y los sitemas socioeconómicos;
  • Contraste de las evidencias (escritas y arqueológicas) pre- y post- conquista;
  • Perspectivas no cristina de la conquista latina;
  • Representaciones de la conquista y la transición: narrativas, biológicas, demográficas o iconográficas;
  • Diferentes aproximaciones teóricas que enmarquen la toma de poder cristiano (estudios poscoloniales, estudios de frontera, feudalismo…) .

 

INFORMACIÓN ORIGINAL

CFP: After the Conquest: Converging Approaches to the Study of the Iberian Reconquista (12-14 February:  Cambridge)

Papers are being sought for “After the Conquest: convergent methodologies and divergent practices in the study of the Iberian Reconquista, 9th-14th centuries”, a conference organised by the Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge, to take place on 12-14 February 2018.

Popularly known as the Reconquista, the Christian conquest of al-Andalus in the Iberian Peninsula has long been a popular area of research. Although there have been some major breakthroughs over the past thirty years, an historiographical impasse has hindered transnational collaboration between different scholars and schools of thought.

A fundamental aim of the proposed workshop is to go beyond the dominant narrative of conquest, that has framed the Christian military advance in terms of change versus continuity: whether the Christian takeover amounted to a military, feudal conquest breaking with the Islamic past; or whether Latin rule was mitigated by surrender treaties, hybrid ethno-cultural institutions and pragmatic tolerance or coexistence, known as ‘convivencia’ among scholarly circles and in popular culture.

The workshop starts from the premise that this debate has become somewhat sterile, and hopes that in bringing advocates from different scholarly camps, we can go beyond the established paradigm. The two-day gathering will thus bring together a variety of archaeologists, historians and art historians to discuss different types of evidence, approaches and methodologies, during the different stages of the Christian conquests of Islamic Spain.

The 20-minute papers may address the following suggested themes, but not exclusively:
• The relationship between space, local communities and political allegiance
• Changes in urban and rural structures
• The evolution of institutions and socio-economic systems
• Contrasting pre- / and post-conquest pools of evidence (written and archaeological)
• Non-Christian perspectives on the Latin conquest
• Representations of conquest and transition: for instance, narratology (particularly narratives of crusade/jihād), biology and demography (from anthroponymy to isotope analyses), or iconography (images of power, both secular and religious).
• Different theoretical approaches in framing the Christian takeover (‘postcolonial studies’, ‘emotions’, frontier studies, feudalism…)

There is no registration fee for this conference. Interested participants are encouraged to submit a 200-300 word abstract to Rodrigo García-Velasco (rig25@cam.ac.uk). The deadline for submissions is October 30th, 2017.

For more information, email rig25@cam.ac.uk

Source: Rodrigo Garcia-Velasco Bernal

 

 

Decarga aquí el CfP_After the Conquest en pdf.

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