Mamluk Studies Resources

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Themed Day Paper Proposal

The deadline for paper proposals is October 31, 2021.

Themed Day: This year’s conference will be a joint cooperation of the Faculty of Islamic Studies at the University of Marburg and the EGYLandscape Project ( As such, the themed portion of the conference on the 7th of July will be “Environment and Nature in the Mamluk Sultanate”. With environmental studies of the Mamluk period a growing but still new field, this themed day will survey the topic broadly. We welcome papers related to land use, hydrology and irrigation, disease and famine, flora and fauna, crops and food, and anything related to these topics. This theme may be interpreted and explored from a literary, political, art historical, economic, archaeological, or any other approach. The focus is on broadening the scope and view of environmental studies of the Mamluk Sultanate.

For the themed day, a maximum of 12 to 15 paper proposals will be selected. If there are more proposals received on this theme, some of the authors who are not selected for the conference may be given the possibility to publish their contributions in the conference’s proceedings. Each paper will be allocated twenty minutes with an additional ten minutes for discussion.

The deadline for paper proposals is October 31, 2021.

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