Course: “Diplomacy, Espionage and 'Intelligentia' in the Medieval Mediterranean”

Mon, 11-12-2023; 00:00 hasta Fri, 15-12-2023; 00:00

Hybrid course. Room (to be determinate) and online by Zoom
CCHS-CSIC, Albasanz St. 26-28 (Madrid)

Chairs: Elsa Cardoso (ILC-CSIC) & Mayte Penelas (EEA-CSIC)
Contacts for enquiries: Covadonga Baratech (ILC-CSIC) & Víctor Ropero (EEA-CSIC)

Organization:  In the framework of the CSIC Interdisciplinary Thematic Platform of CSIC "Social and Cultural History of the Mediterranean: Local Contexts, Global Dynamics" (MEDhis PTI).

Contact and information:

Number of vacancies: 30

Registration: Free

Time: 16.00 to 18.45 hrs

Languages: English and Spanish.

Knowledge of both languages ​​is required. In order to obtain the diploma, it is necessary to attend all sessions and submit an essay at the end of the course.


Monday 11 December. Session “An Introduction to Medieval Diplomacy in the Mediterranean”

16.00-16.45 – Stéphane Péquignot (École Praquite des Hautes Études), “Las vías de la investigación sobre la diplomacia en la Baja Edad Media. Una introducción” (zoom)

16.45-17.30 – Elsa Cardoso (ILC-CSIC), “Conceptos de la diplomacia medieval islámica: al-Andalus y el Mediterráneo” (presencial)

17.30-17.45 – break
17.45-18.45 – discussion

Tuesday 12 December. Session “Diplomacy and Gender in the Iberian Peninsula”

16.00-16.45 – Óscar Villaroel (UCM), “La mujer y la diplomacia peninsular: posibilidades y casos particulares” (presencial)

16.45-17.30 – Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo (University of Lincoln), ‘”Emotional Diplomacy': A Tool of Cross-cultural Communication?” (zoom)

17.30-17.45 – break
17.45-18.45 – discussion

Wednesday 13 December. Session “Diplomacy and Espionage between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean”

16.00-16.45 – Frédéric Bauden (Université de Liège), “Negotiating for peace and trade with the Mamluks: from truces to decrees” (zoom)

16.45-17.30 – Isabel Toral (Freie Universität Berlin), “Espías y estrategias militares en el mundo islámico medieval” (zoom)

17.30-17.45 – break
17.45-18.45 – discussion

Thursday 14 December. Session “Politics and Diplomacy in the Mediterranean”

16.00-16.45 – Alexander Beihammer (University of Notre Dame), "Byzantine-Turkish Diplomacy and the Loss of Western Asia Minor, 13th-14th centuries" (zoom)

16.45-17.30 – Giuseppe Mandalà (Università degli Studi di Milano), “Los Hohenstaufen y el Mediterráneo árabe-islámico: política y diplomacia, cuestiones y dones” (zoom)

17.30-17.45 – break
17.45-18.45 – discussion

Friday 15 December. Session “Material Culture in Mediterranean Diplomatic Exchanges”

16.00-16.45 – Noelia Silva Santa-Cruz (UCM), “Ricos presentes. Diplomacia y política del regalo en el Mediterráneo medieval: Al-Andalus, Egipto y los reinos hispanos” (presencial)

16.45-17.30 – Miriam Ali de Unzaga (Institute of Ismaili Studies), “Diplomacia y khilʿa en el ámbito de la da’wa fatimí” (zoom)

17.30-17.45 – break
17.45-18.45 – discussion


Course: “Diplomacy, Espionage and 'Intelligentia' in the Medieval Mediterranean”
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Dept. of Jewish and Islamic Studies
Cultural History of the Mediterranean