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Conference: «The migration of objects between Islam and Christianity in the medieval and early modern Mediterranean: new uses, new meanings»

15 15+00:00 June 15+00:00 2023 - 16 16+00:00 June 16+00:00 2023

June, 15-16 2023
University of Sarajevo – Faculty of Philosophy
Franje Račkog 1. 71000 Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina


Scientific Coordinators:

  • Mercedes García-Arenal (,
  • Ana Rodríguez (
  • Antonio Urquízar-Herrera (


June 15th
Morning Session
Chair: Emir O. Filipović (University of Sarajevo)

9:30 Antonio Urquízar (UNED, Madrid) / Mercedes García-Arenal (ILC-CSIC, Madrid). Introduction

9:45-10:15 Alfredo Calahorra Bartolomé (UCM / ILC-CSIC, Madrid). From India to Byzantium: the migration of the Indian motif in the imperial art of Late Antiquity

10:15-10:45 Jorge Elices Ocón (IH-CSIC, Madrid). Opus Salomonis: a label for a cross-cultural market of bronze objects in al-Andalus

10:45-11:15 Ana Rodríguez, María Antonia Martínez, Rocío Maira Vidal (IH- CSIC, Madrid and University of Malaga). Architecture and objects in the re-signification of cultural elements in Castilian royal discourse (12th-13th Centuries). The Andalusian context in the construction of the Monastery of Las Huelgas in Burgos

11:15-11:45 Therese Martin (IH-CSIC, Madrid)Reused Rock Crystal in a Puzzling Pastiche: The ‘Candelabrum’ from Toledo Cathedral

11:45-12:30 Debate

Afternoon Session
Chair: Mercedes García-Arenal (ILC-CSIC, Madrid)

13:30-14:00 Almudena Blasco (IH-CSIC, Madrid). Observing Christian Chivalry and the Arab Furusiyya through their artefacts

14:00-14:30 Luis Rueda Galán (Centro di Studi sulla Cultura e l’Immagine di Roma / University of Jaen). Pomum trinum aureum: Symbolism and Resignification of Mosque Finials in Medieval Iberia

14:30-15:00 Neus Serra Vives & Miquel Àngel Capellà Galmés (University of the Baleric Islands). The exotic within the household: Damascus arts of fire in Western Mediterranean.

15:00-15:45 Debate

June 16th
Morning Session
Chair: Antonio Urquízar (UNED, Madrid)

9:30-10:00 Emir O. Filipović (University of Sarajevo). Objects of ‘Turkish’ Origin in Late Medieval Ragusan Sources

10:00-10:30 Lisette Balabarca-Fataccioli (Siena College). Jewelry and Precious Stones: The Resignification of Female Luxurious Accessories in Early Modern Spain

10:30-11:00 Nenad Filipović (Oriental Institute, University of Sarajevo). The Venitian Tents Commissioned by a Bosnian-Ottoman Governor (ca 1750s)

11:00-11:30 Rossitsa Gradeva (American University in Bulgaria). Western Items in the Everyday Life of Ottoman Balkanites: Sofia, 17th-18th centuries

11:30-12:15 Debate

12:15-12:30 Eduardo Manzano (IH-CSIC, Madrid). Conclusions


15 15+00:00 June 15+00:00 2023
16 16+00:00 June 16+00:00 2023