Mamluk Studies Resources

The Middle East Documentation Center at The University of Chicago

Seventh Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies
Themed Day (online)
July 1-2, 2021


SMS 2021

Exceptionally, the Seventh Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies will be organized online. Only the themed day will be maintained. It will be split over two days (July 1-2, 2021).


We invite those of you who wish to participate in the Themed Day (July 1-2, 2021) to register online by filling out this form by June 15.


Participation in the conference is free but registration is required. Those who have registered will receive a link to connect themselves a couple of days before the conference. This link will be personal and cannot be shared with anyone else.


We thank you for your continued support for and interest in the School of Mamluk Studies, and hope to see you all in person in Marburg next year.

The Organizing Committee



Commerce and Crusade: The Mamluk Empire and Cyprus in a Euro-Mediterranean Perspective
Program Listing

Online, Microsoft teams, see below.

Thursday, July 1:

1245 (GMT): Communications check

1300 (GMT): Word of Welcome (Frédéric Bauden), Practicalities (Alessandro Rizzo)

1310 (GMT): Introduction (Georg Christ)


1330 (GMT): Naval Warfare I: Warfare, the concept of jihad, and state-making


1500 (GMT): Break


1530 (GMT): Naval Warfare II: al-Biqāʿī


Friday, July 2:

1250 (GMT): Communications check


1300 (GMT): Trade I: Western perspectives on Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean


1400 (GMT): Trade II: Aromatics and other trades


1500 (GMT): Break


1530 (GMT): Mamluk Cyprus and Venice


1700 (GMT): Final Discussion

1730 (GMT): Information regarding SMS 2022


Reminder: Participation is free but registration is required by 15 June 2021:


The Microsoft Teams invite/link will be emailed by Alessandro Rizzo.



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