The Mediterranean City: Space

24th November 2012

Taddeo di Bartolo,
Lunette mapping medieval Rome,
Palazzo Publico, Siena.

SAIMS is pleased to announce that it is hosting the first of a short series of workshops on The Mediterranean City, jointly organised by The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature and the British School at Rome.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide a venue for discussion on themes in the history of the Mediterranean City. The conscious intention is to allow a sharing of perspectives between scholars with expertise in different aspects of the civilizations bordering the 'middle sea'. The chronological focus moves out from the medieval millennium, creating a conversation between classicists, medievalists and early modernists. The St Andrews workshop centres on the concept and practice of space and the Mediterranean City. Six speakers, who, taken together, provide a breadth of knowledge, from the Iberian Peninsula to the fertile crescent, have been invited to give brief talks on the area of their own expertise, with the specific remit that their interventions should stimulate a conversation among all present. The schedule for the day is arranged to provide ample time for debate and discussion by all participants.

The invited speakers are: Trevor Dean, Hugh Kennedy, Patrick Lantschner, Paul Magdalino, Louise Revell, and Jo van Steenbergen.

Registration for the day is now open. There is no fee for St Andrews staff and students but we do need you to register (see below)

The cost for all other participants is £20, with SSMLL members paying £12. These costs include lunch and refreshments.
SSMLL intends to provide a few graduate bursaries to assistance attendance. For more information, contact the Society's Executive Officer at

Registering for the conference is simple: if you are a member of the University of St Andrews, please email Audrey Wishart, the SAIMS secretary, on If you are not, please use the SSMLL website to register or send a cheque to the Society at

The Society of the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature
c/o History Faculty
George Street

Please ensure you provide your e-mail address to be kept informed about the details of the event.