Zoom/ University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
16-17 September 2021
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This workshop, co-organized by IS-LE COST Action (CA18129) Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350-1750) and the ERC Synergy Project the European Qur’ān (EuQu) brings together scholars who work on the (forced) migrations of Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula to other parts of Europe and the MENA Region between the fall of Granada (1492) and the first half of seventeenth century.
These migrations of groups and individuals took place in varying contexts and characteristics. Most migrations were induced by the repression of Islam and forced conversion and/or expulsion decrees between 1499 and 1609-1614, when the converted Muslims (Moriscos) were expelled from Spain. But there were also movements of Muslim refugees back to the Iberian Peninsula, especially between 1609 and 1640.
The focus is on the agency and leadership of the migratory movements, their networks, diplomatic efforts to influence the leadership of receiving societies (Morocco, the Ottoman Empire and its regions in Europe (e.g. Bosnia), the Middle East and the Maghrib) and the ways they used their spiritual, social, and economic capital to make a living in their Mediterranean Diaspora.
Thursday, 16 September 2021
14.30-15.00 Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers
Welcome and Introduction. Leadership and agency of the Moriscos in Iberia and beyond.
Panel 1: Morisco displacements during the 16th century and beyond
15.00-15.30 Barbara Ruiz Bejarano
The “Caudillo” of the moriscos in France and the Ottoman-sponsored morisco diaspora
15.30-16.00 Luis F. Bernabé Pons
Money that binds. Some internal ties of the Moriscos in their Diaspora
16.15-16.45. Bruno Pomara
Air of freedom. The discreet Moorish presence in Venetian lands
Intermezzo: Book presentation
16.45-17.15. Rick Leeuwestein and Hicham Ghalbane
Children of Al-Andalus. A Lost Paradise in Morocco (Amsterdam 2021).
Panel 2: Early Diasporas after the Expulsion
17.45-18.15 Farah Bazzi
The Bodily and Natural Borders of Morocco’s Early Modern Empire: Changing Perceptions on the Conquest of al-Andalus and Bilād al-Sudān
18.15-18.45 Mayte Green-Mercado
Mediterranean Displacements: The Case of the Izquierdo Family
Friday, 17 September
Panel 2 Early Diasporas after the Expulsion- continued
14.00-14.30 Kate Randazzo
“Whoever Has Been a Muslim Never Loses His Religion”: Language and Religious Authority in Muhammad Alguazir’s Apología contra los artículos de la ley cristiana
14.30-15.00 Catherine Infante
Images of Mary in the Moriscos’ Mediterranean Diaspora
15.00-15.30. Khadidja Ourezifi
Moriscos in Algiers (16th and 17th centuries): Identity and integration.
15.45-16.15 Khouala Mighri
The integration of the Andalusians and Moriscos and their contribution to the architectural and urban planning field in Tunisia
Jaafar ben El Haj Soulami
The Exodus of the Andalusians to Morocco and the Ottoman regencies during the defeat of the Alpujarras revolution of 1568-1571: Mythological premises and historical consequences
Panel 3: Later Diasporas
17.15-17.45 Hossain Bouzineb
Los moriscos y el cambio dinástico marroquí de 1666
17.45-18.15 Houssem Eddine Chachia
“The powerful Moriscos” in Tunisia, from the beginning of 17th century to the middle of 18th century
18.15-18.45 Teresa Soto
Tracing Dissent: The circulation of Mohamad Rabadán’s writings in Europe
18.45-19.00 Afterword, thanks and discussion of next steps