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Summer course "A City’s tale between Rome and al-Andalus"

From May 22, 2024 until July 26, 2024Registration until June 2nd. The course would take place from July 22sd to 26th of the same month, from Monday to Friday 9:00-19:00. The course will be held at different times, please consult the program.
CóRDOBA / ONLINE
On-line & in-person options would take place in Casa Árabe Córdoba´s head office (C/ Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9).   Registration until June 2nd. The course would take place from July 22sd to 26th of the same month, from Monday to Friday 9:00-19:00. The course will be held at different times, please consult the program. revious registration required. Course fee: 280€
English-language-only course.

Experts  would lead a selected group of students through the history from Rome to al-Andalus 

The fifth edition of this summer intensive course, taught in English, is hosted and organized by Casa Árabe, RomanIslam – Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies, University of Hamburg – In collaboration with Junta de Andalucía and the Archeological Complex of Medina Azahara, under the leadership of Sabine Panzram (University of Hamburg) and Alejandro García-Sanjuán (University of Huelva) – would take place from Monday, July 22nd to Friday, July 26th in Casa Árabe Córdoba´s head office

This year, the course will focus on Córdoba’s history from the beginnings until its most glorious moment being the capital of al-Andalus under the Umayyads. Together we will explore issues related to the sources at our disposal to reconstruct such processes (including literary sources, archaeology and numismatics) and the debates regarding their interpretation 

The course would be concluded with two archeological workshops, Tuesday and Thursday in the morning, and a visit to the Archeological Complex of Medina Azahara. The course is planned to have a length of 35h during school days in a schedule of Monday-Friday at different times. 

LODGING AND MEALS (In-person modality) 
Coffee will be provided in the morning breaks. Students should arrange for the rest of their meals and lodging. Córdoba has many hotels and restaurants. A selection of the different options available around Casa Árabe will be provided upon registration. 

APPLICATION AND FEE 
Those interested are requested to send an e-mail message to infocordoba@casaarabe.es, indicating in the message subject line: Intensive Summer Course Al-Andalus. They need to provide a brief introduction about the candidate’s profile, including first and last names (maximum 300 words), and a letter expressing their interest in the course. The deadline is June 2nd 2024. Those 30 selected will be contacted by June 10th 2024.  

Once confirmation of admittance is received, registration must be completed using the application form that will be sent. The fee for the course is 280 euros. 

Further information: Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9. 
From Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. (infocordoba@casaarabe.es)

Summer course "A City’s tale between Rome and al-Andalus"
Monday
08:30-09:00 Introduction and welcome.
Sabine Panzram (Universität Hamburg) and Alejandro García-Sanjuán. 
9-11h Corduba, A City tale from its beginnings to al-Andalus . Sabine Panzram (Universität Hamburg).
12:30-14:00h From Rome to al-Andalus: archeaology of roads from Córdoba and Qurtuba to the Northwest and the Meseta. José Luis Domínguez Jiménez (Universidad de Córdoba) – Miriam González Nieto (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). 
17-19h Corduba caput provinciae: a centre for Latinization? Pieter Houten (Universität Hamburg – University of Nottingham). 

Tuesday
8:30-11h The making of an imperial city (Archaeological Workshop). José Luis Domínguez Jiménez (Universidad de Córdoba),
11-30-13:30h Roman Economy in Imperial Times: the olive oil of the Baetica, a case study. Juan Manuel Bermúdez Lorenzo (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Madrid), 
16-17h Tutorial  
17-19h Cercadilla throughout its history. From an imperial palatine building to an Andalusian quarter. Camino Santos Fuertes (Junta de Andalucía), 

Wednesday
9-11h Knowledge and power: the Muslim scholars of Córdoba. Maribel Fierro (CCHS, CSIC, Madrid), 
11-30-13:30h Foodways and social dynamics in medieval Cordoba. Marcos García (Universidad de Granada), 
16-17h Tutorial  
17-19h Córdoba, Umayyad capital of al-Andalus: the city origins and its transformation (8th–10th centuries).Mª. Teresa Casal García (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), 

Thursday
8:30-11h The urban development of Islamic Cordoba (Archaeological Workshop). Rafael Blanco Guzman (Universidad de Córdoba),
11-30-13:30h The Martyrs of Cordoba and Islamic archaeology. José C. Carvajal López (Instituto de Ciencias del Patrimonio, CSIC Santiago de Compostela), 
16-17h Tutorial  
17-19h Archaeology and History of a city in evolution: late Imperial and late Antique Córdoba (3rd-8th centuries A.D.). José Antonio Garriguet Mata – Alberto León Muñoz (Universidad de Córdoba), 

Friday
9-13h The Caliphal city of Madinat al-Zahra’. Antonio Vallejo (Junta de Andalucía),  

Organized by:
Casa Árabe, RomanIslam – Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural Studies, University of Hamburg, and Universidad de Huelva

With the collaboration of:
Consejería de Cultura y Patrimonio Histórico de la Junta de Andalucía, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Caliphate City of Medina Azahara.