International Conference: “Living the End of Antiquity – Individual
Histories from Byzantine to Islamic Egypt”

Sabine R. Huebner

18-20 May 2017, University of Basel


Intending to bridge the gap between neighboring disciplines, this conference thus gives researchers from different fields of Byzantine and early Islamic studies a platform for scientific and personal exchange. Internationally established experts as well as young scholars will focus on change and continuity from late Antique to early Islamic Egypt through individuals’ experience, putting particular emphasis on continuities and disruptions during transition from the Classical to the post-Classical world. By focusing on individuals we aim to combine a ‘compartmented’ analysis with a trans-categorical approach. The purpose of our conference is therefore to insist on the plurality that is inherent to the dialectic of change and continuity.