July 5, 2018 Themed Day on Historiography/ Adab

8.30 Registration

9.00 Welcoming remarks

9.10 Chair: Frédéric Bauden

Christian Mauder: ‘And they read in a book of history’: Consuming, presenting, and producing texts about the past in al-Ghawrī’s majālis as legitimatory practices

Gowaart Van Den Bossche: ‘Literarisierung’ reconsidered in the context of sultanic biographies: the case of BnF Arabe 1705

Rasmus Bech Olsen: If a governor falls in Damascus: Early Mamluk historiography analyzed through the story of Sayf al-Dīn Karāy al-Manṣūrī

10.40 Coffee Break

11.00 Chair: Malika Dekkiche

Koby Yosef: Al-Maqrīzī’s Sulūk, Muqaffā, and Durar al-ʿUqūd: Trends of ‘literarization’ in the historical corpus of a fifteenth-century Egyptian religious scholar

Clement Onimus: al-ʿAyni, a committed historian

Nobutaka Nakamachi: Why did al-ʿAynī erroneously note his source as Ibn Kathīr?

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Chair: Yaacov Lev

 Daniella Talmon-Heller: Historiography in Ibn Taymiyya’s treatises against ziyārāt

 David Larsen: Judge, witness, and Lisān al-ḥāl in the ‘Disputation of night and day’ by ʿAlwān al-Ḥamawī

 Evan Metzger: Historical representation as resurrection: al-Udfuwī and the imitation of Allah

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Chair: Angus Stewart

 Victor de Castro Leon: Ibn al-Khaṭīb and his Mamluk reception

 Iria Santas De Arcos: Andalusian adab in the Mamluk period

 Doris Behrens-Abouseif: Polymathy in Mamluk biographies

17.30 Reception

July 6, 2018 Panels

9.00 Panel 1: Narratives and documents: New directions in middle period historiography Organiser – Chair: Ursula Bsees

Ursula Bsees: Historiography in a literary narrative or literature in historical narrative? Transmission and transformation of a manuscript from Egypt

Fozia Bora: Narratives that document and documents that narrate: Intertextuality in the Mamluk chronicle

Amenah Fairouz Abdulkarim: The Mamluk miʽmār: A new interpretation of endowment deeds and chronicle narratives

Mohammad Gharaibeh: Narrative strategies in biographical dictionaries

10.50 Coffee Break

11.20 Panel 2: Jews in the Mamluk sultanate: social, political, and religious aspects Organiser: Amir Mazor – Chair: Reuven Amitai

 Amir Mazor: Jews in the Mamluk sultanate: Nadir, decline or change?

 Dotan Arad: The Jews of Alexandria in the Mamluk period

 Paul Fenton: Jews and Sufis in Mamluk Egypt and Syria

12.50 Lunch

14.00 Panel 3:  Reading the library: Mamluk manuscripts in modern-day collections Organiser – Chair: Konrad Hirschler

 Konrad Hirschler: The emergence of the ‘modern’ library: Tracing the Syrian national library back to the late Ottoman al-Maktaba al-ʿumūmīya (and beyond)

 Elias Saba: Centering archives: A different approach for Mamluk studies

 Garrett Davidson: Abraham Shalom Yahuda and the Princeton collection of Islamic manuscripts

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Panel 4: Palestine under Mamluk Rule Organiser: Reuven Amitai – Chair: Kurt Franz

 Reuven Amitai: The economic development of Mamluk Gaza: Much better than expected

 Joseph Drory: A fifteenth-century Palestinian sufi leader from Ramla

 Hatim Mahamid: Contributions of the Mamluks to religious and educational institutions in Jerusalem

 Michael Ehrlich: Pilgrimage shrines in Bilād al-Shām’s southern coastal plain during the Mamluk period

20.00 boat trip and visit to a local brewery

July 7, 2018 Panels

9.00 Panel 5: New approaches to Islamic political thought: Authors, texts, and conceptions in the Mamluk period

Organiser: Mohamad El-Merheb – Chair: Konrad Hirschler

Stefan Leder: Working with the frameworks of religious legitimacy: The rationality of power and the common good

Caterina Bori: A neglected version of al-Siyāsa al-sharʿīya fī iṣlāḥ al-rāʿī wa-l-raʿīya from the Mamluk period and its importance

Mohamad El-Merheb: Competing strands of political thought in the early Mamluk period: A case for ‘Rule of Law and Limited Government’ in mediaeval Islam

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00 Panel 6: A Mamluk-Ottoman cultural zone in the late Medieaval Mediterranean Organiser: Samet Budak – Chair: Sara Nur Yildiz

Samet Budak: Towards an intellectual oecumene: How to conceptualize the intellectual history of the late Mediaeval Eastern Mediterranean

Tuğrul Acar: Architectural patronage of the Mamluks in late mediaeval Anatolia

Ahmet Barış Ekiz: Is Aşık Çelebi’s Tazkirah an adab encyclopedia? The Arabic-Mamluk sources of the Ottoman Tazkirah writing

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Panel 7: 15th-century Arabic history writing: A contextualist approach  Organiser – Chair: Jo Van Steenbergen

Tarek Sabra: Ibn Qāḍī Shuhba (1377-1448): His life and work

Zacharie Mochtarie de Pierrepont: Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī’s texts and contexts: The Sufi environment of the Cairo Sultanate

Kenneth Goudie: Al-Biqāʿī’s self-reflection: A preliminary study of the autobiographical in his ʿUnwān al-Zamān

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Panel 8: New views on waqf during the Mamluk sultanate Organiser: Anthony Quickel – Chair: Albrecht Fuess

Anthony Quickel: Waqf as a linchpin in the organization and distribution of food from Mamluk Cairo’s suburban orchards and plantations

Albrecht Fuess: The waqfization in the late Mamluk empire: Sign of decline or an economic success story?

Muhammad Shaaban: Mapping Mamluk Egypt: Digital analysis and privatization trends in the late fourteenth century

Evan Metzger: The waqf and the Yatīm: Orphans and the representation of justice

19.30 Farewell Dinner