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Cambridge History of Slavery. Where's vol.2 on Islam?

Here's the details of a 2015 conference on the proposed volume. It's still not published, years after vols 1 and 3 have been published. Volumes 1 and 3 were published in 2011. 2016 and still the volume on Islam & slavery has not been published.

International Conference for volume II of the series The Cambridge World History of Slavery: The Medieval Period, 500-1420. Eds. David Eltis, Stanley Engerman, Craig Perry, and David R. Richardson

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) at the University of Hull, Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull HU1 1NE

Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 (detailed schedule below)

This conference and workshop brings together the contributing authors and editors for the planned volume. Draft chapters will be pre-circulated in advance among all contributors and to registered attendees. At the conference, authors will present short précis of their work on thematically organized panel. After a short response from a commentator, discussion of the chapters will be open to contributors and registered attendees.

To register for the conference, please email OR Registration is free, but we ask that you do so in advance.

Friday, September 25

9:15-9:30 – Opening Remarks, John Oldfield, Director, WISE, University of Hull


9:30-11:00 - Slavery in Medieval Europe, Britain, and the Americas

“Slavery in the Carolingian Empire,” Alice Rio, King’s College London

“Slavery in the British Isles and Northern Europe,” David Wyatt, Cardiff University

“Slavery in the Pre-Colombian Americas,” Camilla Townsend, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Commentator: Thomas MacMaster, University of Edinburgh/Morehouse College


11:15-12:15 – Slavery in Iberia and Byzantium

“Slavery in Medieval Iberia,” Debra Blumenthal, University of California-Santa Barbara

“Slavery in Medieval Byzantium,” Noel Lenski, Yale University

Commentator: Judith Spicksley, University of York


12:15-13:30 – Lunch (Lunch provided for contributors only)


13:30-15:00 – Visit to Wilberforce House and Museum, 23-25 High Street


15:15-16:15 – Slavery in Islamicate Societies, part I

“Slavery in the Islamic World to 1250,” Matthew Gordon, Miami University, Ohio

“Slavery in the Mamluk Empire,” Shaun Marmon, Princeton University

Commentator: Majied Robinson, University of Edinburgh


16:30-17:30 – Slavery in Islamicate Societies, part II

“Slavery in the Early Ottoman Empire,” Nur Sobers-Khan, The British Library

“Slavery in Medieval South Asia,” Ali Anooshahr, The University of California-Davis

Commentator: Ehud Toledano, University of Tel Aviv

Saturday, September 26

9:00-10:30 – Premodern Slave Trades

“The Indian Ocean Slave Trade,” Craig Perry, Princeton University

“The Slave Trade in the Black Sea Region and the Balkans,” Hannah Barker, Rhodes College

“The Slave Trade in the Greater Mediterranean,” Jeffrey Fynn-Paul, University of Leiden

Commentator: Marek Jankowiak, Oxford University


10:45-12:15 – Pracices of Slavery and Coercion, part I

“Children in Slavery,” Judith Evans-Grubbs, Emory University

“Slave Soldiers in Comparative Perspective,” Miura Toru, Ochanomizo University

“Gendered Dimensions of Slavery: Eunuchs and Concubines,” Shaun Marmon, Princeton University

Commentator: Henrice Altink (University of York)


Lunch Break (Lunch provided for contributors only)


14:00-15:00 – Practices of Slavery and Coercion, part II

“Slave Agency and Resistance in Comparative Perspective,” Craig Perry, Princeton University

“Captivity, Ransom, and Manumission in the Medieval Mediterranean,” Hussein Fancy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Commentator: Konstantinos Vlassapoulos, University of Crete


15:30-16:45 – Plenary Discussion – Towards a Global History of Medieval Slavery



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