Mamluk History and Culture

Conferences & Meetings

MMS-II Workshop 1

Fifteenth-Century Arabic Historiography: Past, Present, Future (18 December 2017, Gent)


School of Mamluk Studies - 5th annual meeting — July 2018

We are pleased to announce the Fifth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, which will be held at Ghent University (Belgium) from July 5-7, 2018.

The conference will be conducted in two parts and will be preceded by a three-day intensive course on Digital Islamic (Mamluk) Humanities from July 2-4, 2018.

The first day of the conference, July 5, will be themed. The theme of this part of the conference will be Historiography/Adab. The following two days of the conference (July 6 and 7) will be structured in pre-organized panels.

For more information, please visit the SMS webpage at

We look forward to meeting you in Ghent.

Jo Van Steenbergen, Ghent University (on behalf of the local organizer) ( 

Frédéric Bauden, Université de Liège

Antonella Ghersetti, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice

Marlis Saleh, University of Chicago


Society for the Medieval Mediterranean - 2017 bi-annual meeting:

'Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean'

Gent, 10-12 July 2017



Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria 
in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras (10th-15th centuries)

CHESFAME is an international colloquium on the study of 'medieval' Egypt and Syria, which aims to bring together on an annual basis an invited mixture of established and junior researchers and of regular guests and newcomers, for interesting papers and stimulating discussions on a range of topics relating to the histories and cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean between the 10th and 15th centuries. This annual tradition of scholarly engagements, fruitful exchange of ideas and networking was established in 1992 by  the late em. Prof. Dr. Urbain Vermeulen at the Oriental Studies Department of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). Between 2007 and 2013, it was organised in the historic city of Ghent, Belgium, by Ghent University’s Mamluk History and Culture research group. CHESFAME 23 and 24 (2015, 2016) were organised again at KULeuven.