School of HPRC Conference: Australian Early Medieval Association Conference
This conference addresses the theme of LAND and SEA in the Early Medieval World, c. 300-1100.
The conference will explore the persistence of contact by sea across coastal and riverine landscapes from Late Antiquity into the Middle Ages, in areas ranging from Ireland to the Levant, Scandinavia to the shores of North Africa. The early Middle Ages were a dynamic era of seaborne travel which enabled important advances in technology, distributed new religious ideas and laid the foundations of the modern globalized world. Loss of some communications routes and cohesive aspects of ancient civilization happened alongside the expansion of the Vikings or the establishment of the Islamic hajj. Around the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, along the English Channel and down the Red Sea, coastal communities built boats, imported and exported raw materials, manufactured and traded in goods and services and interacted with people across the waters.
Enquiries should be directed to the conference convenor:
Dr Amelia R. Brown
School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Qld 4072