Conferences & Meetings


School of Mamluk Studies - 5th annual meeting

Gent, 5-7 July 2018
(Themed Day, 5 July: Historiography/Adab)


MMS-II Workshop 1: Fifteenth-Century Arabic Historiography: Past, Present, Future (18 December 2017, Gent

Gent, 18 December 2017

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)

Gent, May 2007 / May 2008 / May 2009 / May 2010 / May 2011 / May 2012 / May 2013

CHESFAME was 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.