From Sicily to Sumatra: Conference in Honour of Professor Jeremy Johns
Over the last four decades, Professor Jeremy Johns has been a leading researcher on the history of the Islamic Mediterranean, particularly Sicily, and a pillar of the advanced study of Islamic art and archaeology at Oxford. This conference, organised to mark his retirement, brings together speakers from among his former students and closest colleagues to celebrate his career. The topics, ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia and from early Islam to the modern era, reflect the breadth of his interests and his impact on the field. We hope the event will be a fitting testament to a scholar – to quote Malaterra’s words about Roger I of Sicily – “most eloquent in speech and cool in counsel”.
Date: 17 May 2024, 10:00 (Friday, 4th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Wolfson College, Linton Road OX2 6UD
Venue Details: Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Speakers: Lev Arie Kapitaikin (Tel Aviv University), Ruba Kana'an (University of Toronto), Marcus Milwright (University of Victoria / University of York), Teresa Bernheimer (LMU (Munich)), Mariam Rosser-Owen (V&A (London)), Elvira Miceli (University of Oxford), Joseph O'Hara (University of Oxford), Laura Hinrichsen (Scholar), Peter Nagy (Qatar Museums), Julian Raby (Smithsonian Institution), Jessica Rahardjo
Organising department: Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East
Organisers: Prof Alain George (University of Oxford), Kate Kwok (University of Oxford)
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Kate Kwok