Day 1: Mountains and the Historian


09:30-09:45 Introduction
09:45-10:45 Jason König (University of St Andrews, UK) ‘Mountain Peoples and Mountain Environments in Classical Antiquity and Beyond’
10:45-11:45 Christian Sahner (University of Oxford, UK) ‘Mountains, “Heterodoxy,” and Missionaries: The Case of North Africa, Syria, and Iran during the Early Middle Ages’
11:45-12:00 Coffee
12:00-13:00 Katharina Winckler (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria) ‘Foreigners and Locals: The Control of Transport Routes and Territories in the Early Medieval Alps’
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 Joshua Wright (University of Aberdeen, UK) ‘Archaeology in High Asia: Mobility, Transhumance, and Urbanism’
15:30-15:45 Coffee
15:45-16:45 Mihailo Popović (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria) ‘Terrifying Aspects of Mountains and their Wilderness in the Medieval Balkans and How to Overcome Them’