Troubled Waters. The Mediterranean in the Early Middle Ages
The Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (TUCEMEMS) organises a half-day seminar on the history of the Early Middle Ages on Friday 10 March 2017 at 2.15 PM in the Janus-auditorium (Kaivokatu 12, Turku).
During the restless centuries of the Early Middle Ages, the Vikings were feared not only in the northern parts of Europe, but as far as in the Mediterranean. They raided the Iberian Peninsula and attacked Italy, the North Africa and perhaps even Byzantium. At the same time, what had once been the centre of the civilised world, Rome, went through a political turmoil, navigating the rough storms of the period in search of a new direction.
The half-day seminar organised by TUCEMEMS proposes two presentations on Early Middle Ages by two leading experts on the period. Students can have two notes to their participation/academic pass. Welcome all!
14.15 Prof. Ian Wood: The Transformation of the Roman World, from Empire to Ecclesiastical States
16.00 Dr. Ann Christys: Vikings in the South