As part of the webinar series Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa from Late Antiquity to the Ottoman period, the Ifpo is pleased to announce the first series of meetings that will focus on Lebanon and Jordan and will take place every two weeks during the year 2021 (January-July & September-December).
The goal of this series of conferences is to bring together specialists working on a broad region extending from North Africa to the Middle East and focused on the period from Late Antiquity to Modern era. As the current pandemic is forcing us to reinvent ways of communicating and sharing our work, a webinar would be an opportunity to reconnect the academic community of researchers working on this specialty. It is open as widely as possible and aimed to gather together archaeologists working on this large area as well as students.
While other regions will be addressed in the following cycles, this first series focuses on archaeology and material culture of Lebanon and Jordan. These meetings will present, on the one hand, ongoing projects and, on the other hand, comparative data and synthesis studies, which will allow to frame this region into a broader historical and geographical context.
Free access on registration via the link indicated for each session.
Program (from January to June)
January, the 28th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
The Rural Renaissance of Mamluk Jordan: Tall Hisban in Context
February, the 11th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
The title will be communicated later
February, the 25th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
The Late Petra Project: settlement in post-urban Petra
March, the 11th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
The medieval heritage of Anfeh and its neighbourhood (North Lebanon)
March, the 25th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
The Umayyad and early Abbasid Reservoir-Enclosure of ‘Ayn Sawdâ (Azraq Oasis, Jordan)
Lorraine Abu-Azizeh, Julie Bonnéric, Barbara Couturaud, Aurélien Stavy
April, the 8th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
Restore and rehabilitate Al-Qastal mosque
April, the 22th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
Crossing Medieval and Islamic Studies in Jordan. Medieval Petra and Shawbak in cc. 11-14: a Light Archaeology.
May, the 6th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
Umm as-Surab (north-eastern Jordan): Settlement Dynamics in the Islamic periods. New data from Building Archaeology
May, the 20th (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
Ablution rooms of mosques in medieval Near East
June, the 3rd (3h-4h PM CET, 4h-5h PM in Amman & Beirut)
Overview on the archeological research in the Shouf Mountains from late Antiquity to the Maan dynasty
Next lectures will be announced soon