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The Dîwân association (association for young researchers in History of the Medieval Muslim Worlds) organises a three-day meeting, giving Ph.D. students the opportunity to present their work.

This meeting will start with a presentation of “Menestrel”, a workgroup of scholars and documentation specialists formed in order to develop a documentary network for Medieval studies on the Internet.

During this meeting, three communications are related to foodways in the Medieval Islamic World, involving POMEDOR members Limor Yungman and Jacques Burlot:

  • BRISVILLE Marianne & YUNGMAN Limor : « La cuisine dans l’Islam médiéval : étude comparative entre l’Orient et
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11/06/2015 (All day) to 13/06/2015 (All day)

The Levantine Ceramics Project ( will hold a workshop at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem. The focus of this workshop will be on petro-fabrics and their associated wares. We welcome presentations of material from sites in Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and Jordan. Our goals are to devise a consistent naming system for petro-fabrics, and to build up the LCP web site by adding more, and more detailed, data. In addition to presentations, each session will include discussion and time for uploading information directly to the site.

The LCP is an open, crowd-sourced repository for Levantine...

12/03/2015 - 08:00

This meeting is focusing on storage and preservation of food products.

It is co-organized by PRALIM, a joint research theme of the "Maison de l'Orient" in Lyon dealing with diet in the Mediterranean across the ages, and with the GDR BioArchéoDat.

Program of the meeting

28/11/2014 - 09:45

The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 20th annual meeting will take place in Istanbul, on September 10th to 14th 2014.

It will host a session proposed by Joanita Vroom, Yona Waksman and Roos van Oosten, entitled:
"Medieval MasterChef. Eastern Cuisine and Western Food Customs: An Archaeological Perspective"

Theme: T04 Environment and subsistence: the geosphere, ecosphere and human interaction
session T04S011

The scope of this session is to discuss eating habits and food practices in Medieval Europe, using different approaches (archaeology, archaeometry, history) and specialities (e.g., ceramology, archaeozoology, archaeobotany, anthropology, etc.). Its perspective is that food, as a...

Wed, 10/09/2014 (All day) to Sun, 14/09/2014 (All day)

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During this meeting, co-organized with the theme PRALIM of the "Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée" in Lyon, members of the POMEDOR network will present different aspects of food and foodways in the late Roman and medieval Eastern Mediterranean and Middle-East:


Introduction : le programme POMEDOR "Populations, poteries et alimentation en Méditerranée orientale médiévale"
Yona Waksman
UMR 5138 Archéométrie et Archéologie, MOM Lyon

La production du sucre en Méditerranée orientale au Moyen Âge : les évolutions d'une nouvelle activité
Mohamed Ouerfelli

08/11/2013 - 14:00
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