New Questions, New Sources: Intersecting Documents across Christian Denominations
École française de Rome, 6th-7th December 2021
The workshop will address the currently compartmentalised academic study of the diverse medieval Christian- and Islamic-ruled societies in the Mediterranean area and the Middle East. We will start from the observation that communities do not live in isolation. This is neither a trivial statement nor a truism. The historiography of the Mediterranean and the Middle East has suffered from academic boundaries and denominational myopia. We will solve it by starting from a Connected History approach and by bringing new evidence to the field.
This workshop will focus on intersecting documents in three ways:
- Archival practice as a window to social and urban history;
- Limits of the confessional approach to Christian documentation;
- Intersecting sources for a cross-analysis approach.
The program is available here