The Digital Frontiers of Land, Law, and Endowments in the Eastern Mediterranean
- Stuart Hall Room, The Exchange, Centenary Square, Birmingham
- Friday 24 March 2023 (10:00-17:15)
A one-day international workshop discussing the opportunities and challenges of using digital tools for the study of land, law, and pious endowments in the eastern Mediterranean.
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Welcome and Coffee – 10.00-10.30
Opening Remarks – 10.30-10.45
Session I – 10.45-12.15
- Albrecht Füess (University of Marburg) – Waqfization in the late Mamluk Empire: A deliberate policy or chaosmanagement?
- Nicolas Michel (University of Aix-Marseilles) – The EGYLandscape webGIS, a tool for the historical geography of pre- modern rural Egypt
- Daisy Livingston (Durham University) – On the trail of Waqf and Private-property archives: Notaries, Qadis, and Document Accumulation in late-Mamluk Cairo
Lunch – 12.15-13.15
Session II – 13.15-14.45
- Christopher Markiewicz (University of Birmingham) – Reflections on Pious Endowments and Ottoman State Building
- Styliani Lepida (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) – Struggle for Land: Spatial Evolution and Management of the Great Meteoron Monastery’s Land Property (late 16th-17th c.). Documentation Challenges and Digital Parameters
- Mariya Kiprovska (Central European University) – People on the Move: Strategies in Revitalizing the Landed Estates of Pious Endowments
Coffee – 14.45-15.15
Session III – 15.15-16.45
- Grigor Boykov (University of Vienna) – Spatial Exploration of Vakıf Lands in the Early Modern Eastern Balkans: Methodological Considerations and Limitations
- Abdurrahman Atçıl (Sabancı University) – OTTOLEGAL: An Inquiry into the Actors of Ottoman Lawmaking Salih Günaydın (Sabancı University) – Developing a Data Model for the Analysis of Ottoman Legal Documents
- Concluding Discussion – 16.45-17.15
This event is organized by the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies with support from UKRI.
Image: Drawing from Yiannitsa and Kavaje, Sept.-Oct. 1848. Edward Lear landscape drawings, MS Typ 55.11, MS Typ 55.26, TypDr 805.L513, 505 and 598. Houghton Library.