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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Africa-Ifriqiya

DEUTSCHES ARCHÄOLOGISCHES INSTITUT. ROM and Durham University present:

Africa-Ifriqiya

Cultures of Transition in North Africa between Late Antiquity and Early Medieval

Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano, 28.02 - 02.03.2013

Thursday, 28th February

17.30 Welcome Address

18.00 Jonathon Conant (Brown University, USA)

The Forgotten Transition: North Africa between Byzantium and Islam

19.00 Drinks

20.00 Dinner

Friday, 1st March

Session 1: Historical context

Chair: Ralf Bockmann

9.00 Richard Miles (University of Sydney, Australia)

Justinian and Religious Change in Post-Conquest Africa

9.40 Walter Kaegi (University of Chicago, USA)

Seventh-Century North Africa: Military and Political Convergences and Divergences

10.20 Mohammed Ben Abbès (Université de Tunis, Tunisie)

De la ville byzantine à la ville médiévale en Afrique du Nord: y a-t-il une transition?

PAUSE

Session 2: Centres of power

Chair: Anna Leone

11.20 Ralf Bockmann (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Rom)

Propaganda & Practicality - On the Transition of Power Centres

12.00 Fathi Bahri (INP, Tunisie)

L'urbanisme de Kairouan: recherche géo-archéologique

12.40 Hafed Abdouli (Misurata University, Libya)

Le déplacement de la capitale de la tripolitaine à la ville d'Oea entre l'Antiquité tardive et le Haut moyen age: "Oea" à "Tripoli" comment et quand?

LUNCH BREAK

Session 3: The materiality of transition

Chair: Maria Vittoria Fontana (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

15.00 Michel Bonifay (Université de Provence, France)

Marqueurs céramiques de l'Afrique byzantine tardive

15.40 Corisande Fenwich (Stanford University, USA)

Archaeology and empire: the transformation of urban space in early medieval North Africa

16.20 Susan Stevens (Randolph College, Virginia, USA)

Continuity and Change. From Late Byzantine towns to early Medieval settlements on the East Coast of Tunisia

After the last paper on Friday there is the possibility to join David Mattingly's Jerome Lecture on "Africa in the Roman Empire: Urban Identities and Urban Trajectories", at 6pm in the American Academy in Rome (Via Angelo Masina 5, 00153 Roma).

Saturday, 2nd March

Session 4: Tunisia I

Chair: Cinzia Vismara

9.00 Taher Ghalia (Tunis)

Topographie chrétienne de la basse vallée de la Mejerda

9.40 Fethi Béjaoui (INP, Tunisie)

Topographie religieuse de la région des Hautes Steppes (Tunisie) (titre provisionnel)

10.20 Marco Milanese (Università di Sassari) and Sauro Gelichi (Università Ca'Foscari, Venezia)

Tra l'eta bizantina e l'epoca islamica nella Proconsolare. La transizione nelle città e il caso di Uchi Maius

11.00 Moustapha Khanoussi (INP, Tunisie)

La ville de Gafsa (Tunisie) aux 7e et 8e siècles, une ville byzantine?

PAUSE

Session 5: Tunisia II

Chair: Lisa Fentress (Roma)

12.00 Chokri Touhiri (Tunis)

Évolution du paysage urbain dans le Haut Tell entre 'antiquité tardive et le haut Moyen âge. Approche archéologique de quelques exemples (Tunisie)

12.40 Moheddine Chaouali (INP, Tunisie)

Bulla Regia dans l'Antiquité tardive à la lumière des nouvelles découvertes

13.20 Philipp von Rummel (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Rom)

Chimtou médiévale: premiers résultats des travaux tuniso-allemands en cours

LUNCH BREAK

Session 7: Algeria and Libya

Chair: David Mattingly (University of Leicester, UK) (to be confirmed)

15.00 Youssef Aibeche (Université de Sétif, Algérie)

La région sitifienne dans l'Antiquité tardive et la haut Moyen-Âge (titre provisionnel)

15.40 Moftah Haddad (Department of Antiquities, Libya)

Investigation of Late Antiquity archaeological landscape of the Gebel Tarhuna, Libya: GIS application

16.20 Anna Leone (Durham University, UK)

Marbles and Spoila in Libya: Urban and Rural Churches

17.00 Enrico Cirelli (Università di Bologna)

Early Medieval Tripolitania: pottery and settlement

PAUSE

18.00 Chris Wickham (University of Oxford, UK)

Conclusions of the conference