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[Parution] News on the Bulaq

 

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution de l’article de Francisco Apellániz, « News on the Bulaq: a Mamluk-Venetian Memorandum on Asian Trade, AD 1503« , dans la collection EUI working paper. HEC de l’European University Institute.

 

Abstract:

The article presents and discusses a source of unique importance for our knowledge of early modern global exchanges. Produced in 1503 by the Egyptian administration, and found among the records of a Venetian company with global commercial interests, the document records maritime connections with some localities on the Arabian Peninsula, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, followed by cargo figures. By sending the Memorandum to the head office in Venice, the Company’s agents in Egypt were laboring to solve the most important concern of Venice’s information network, that of coordinating Indian with Mediterranean trading seasons. By analyzing the document’s context, namely, the Foscari Company and the risky business conjuncture it was undergoing, this paper attributes the Firm’s success to the capacity of its agents to gather information through collaboration, networking and ultimately, friendship with Muslim partners and informers.

 

Subject:

Indian Ocean; Southeast Asia; Cross-cultural trade; Spices; Mamluk Egypt

Annonces et conférences

Nous commençons cette rentrée 2015/2016 par une modification en profondeur du site ConfigMed. Il s’agit également pour nous d’accueillir dans le projet deux membres récents qui bénéficient d’un post-doctorat de deux ans : Tijl Vanneste, qui a commencé à travailler au mois d’avril 2015 et Ana Belem Fernandes Castro, qui a commencé en juin 2015. Bienvenue à eux.

Enfin, vous trouverez ci-dessous l’annonce de deux conférences internationales auxquelles Francisco Apellaniz, qui entame sa seconde année de recherche dans le programme ERC, a participé la semaine dernière (cliquer ici pour le programme) et cette semaine.

Bridges and Boundaries:

Theories, Concepts and Sources in Communication History

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An International Conference in Venice, Italy
September 16-18, 2015

Organizer: Communication History Section of the European Communication
Research and Education Association (ECREA)

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Co-Sponsor: Centre for Early Modern Mapping, News and Networks (CEMMN.net)
Queen Mary University of London

Programm

 

Wednesday / September 16, 2015

 

Session 01: 7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. / Winter Garden Restaurant – Hotel Papadopoli

The Opening Reception / Keynote Address

“What I Learned Studying the History of Communication in Venice”

Mario Infelise – Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy / Speaker

 

Thursday / September 17, 2015

 

Session 02: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Communication History: Defining Our Objects of Inquiry / Panel Discussion

Pete Simonson – University of Colorado – Boulder, USA / Chair & Moderator

  • James Hay – University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, USA

Towards a Historiography Suitable for a Critical Refrigerator Studies

  • Yi Chen – University of Sussex – Brighton, United Kingdom

A Rhythmanalytical Study of Communication History

  • Deborah Lubken – Independent Scholar – Philadelphia, USA

Older Media: A Brazen Approach

  • Karen Barzman – Binghamton University, USA

Maps in the Early Modern Archive: A Genealogy of Portable, Display-Based Devices in Data Management and Communications

  • Stefano Cristante – Università del Salento, Italy

The Ancestor’s Body and Other Stories: The Social Sciences and the Far Past of Communication

  • Nella Lonza – Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts – Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Ritual Executions of Penalties and the Criminal’s Body as Alternative Media of Communication in Medieval European Towns

 

Session 03: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Theoretical Models and the Current State of Communication History Research / Panel Discussion

John Nerone – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA / Chair & Moderator

  • Laura Skouvig – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

In the Gap: Information and Communication History

  • Anne K. Diekjobst – Universität Konstanz, Germany

The Practice of Communication: Individual Addresses in the Late Middle Ages

contribution co-authored with: Michael Hohlstein – Universität Konstanz, Germany

  • Peter Broks – Hereford College of Art, United Kingdom

Conceptual Space: Rethinking Communication as Embodied Relationships

  • Hans-Ulrich Wagner – Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany

“Intervention” on Entanglements in Media History

contribution co-authored with: Marie Cronqvist – Lund University, Sweden; Hugh Chignell – Bournemouth University, Poole, United Kingdom; Maike Helmers – Bournemouth University, Poole, United Kingdom

  • Balázs Sipos – Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

How to Use Models to Examine the East-European Non-Democratic Media Systems in the 20th century

  • Carlos Barrera – Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Communication History, the Social Sciences and the Humanities: Insights from a Journal Editor

 

Session 04: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Plenary Session / Masterclass

“Bridges, Boundaries, Benchmarks: Putting the History of Communications on the Map”

Richard R. John – Columbia University, New York, USA / Speaker

 

Session 05: 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. / Parallel Session – Seminar Room I

Neglected Dimension: Space and Place in Historical Communication Research / Panel Discussion

Deryck W. Holdsworth – The Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA / Chair & Moderator

  • Philip Lodge – Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

The Influence of Spatial Aspects on the Development of Communication Study in the United Kingdom

  • Yvonne Robel – University of Bremen, Germany

Spatialization as a Part of Communication History

  • Sabrina Corbellini – University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Cities of Readers: A Spatial Approach to Late Medieval Religious Literacies

contribution co-authored with: Margriet Hoogvliet – University of Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Simon Ganahl – University of Vienna, Austria

Media of Sovereignty, Disciplinarity, and Control

  • Christian Schwarzenegger – Universität Augsburg, Germany

Locating the Whereabouts of History: Theoretical Reflections on the Place of Space in Communication History

contribution co-authored with: Anne Kaun – Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden

  • Christian Oggolder – Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies – Vienna, Austria

Blurring Boundaries: Historical and Empirical Perspectives on the Relation of Physical and Virtual Space

contribution co-authored with: Caroline Roth-Ebner – Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

 

Session 05: 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. / Parallel Session – Seminar Room II

Egodocuments and Other Primary Sources in the Age of Digitization / Panel Discussion

Rosa Salzberg – Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom / Chair & Moderator

  • Stephan Sander-Faes – University of Zurich, Switzerland

‘We Shall Lie All Alike in Our Graves’: Ego Documents and the Reconstruction of Renaissance Communication

  • Maria Rikitianskaia – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

Communication History from Bellow: Finding “Ordinariness” in the Political Documents from the First World War

  • Lars Lundgren – Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden

Ethnography in the Archive: Travelogues, Truths and Television

  • Davide Boerio – Università degli Studi di Teramo, Italy

Early Modern Avvisi and Big Data

  • Diana Garrisi – University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Will the Nineteenth Century Press Save the Future of Journalism?

 

Session 06: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Public Sphere I: Old and New Challenges for Public Sphere Research / Panel Discussion

Susanne Kinnebrock – Universität Augsburg, Germany / Chair & Moderator

Elihu Katz – U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA / The Hebrew U. of Jerusalem, Israel / Guest of Honor

  • Jeff Pooley – Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

The Collective Behavior Tradition in Chicago Sociology and the History of the Public

contribution co-authored with: Deborah Lubken – Independent Scholar – Philadelphia, USA

  • Francescomaria Evangelisti – Independent Researcher – Rome, Italy

The Propaganda History Bridges

  • Miguel Vazquez Liñan – Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Historical Memory, Media And Mediation

contribution co-authored with: Custodio Velasco Mesa – Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

  • Merja Ellefson – Umeå University, Sweden

Questions of Place: Comparisons and Mediated History

  • Manuel Menke – Universität Augsburg, Germany

Facts, Moods, and Memories: Respecting Nostalgia in Communication History

contribution co-authored with: Ekaterina Kalinina – Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden

  • Daniela Calanca – Università di Bologna, Italy

New Media and Social Imaginaries in Contemporay Italy: Theories and Practices of Postsocial History

 

Friday / September 18, 2015

 

Session 07: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Information Networks and the Rise of Modernity: Money, War, and God / Panel Discussion

Joad Raymond – Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom / Chair & Moderator

  • Francisco Apellaniz – Université Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne), France

Mixed Networks in the Notarial Culture: The merchant communities of Damascus and Alexandria, 1300-1600

  • Eric Dursteler – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Reconstructing Information Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean

  • Steven G. Marks – Clemson University, South Carolina, USA

The Information Nexus and the History of Capitalism

  • Kathryn Montalbano – Columbia University, New York, USA

Religious Networks as New Media: Communication Studies and the Challenge of the Sacred

  • Paul Nelles – Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Place, Mobility, and Materiality in Communicative Practice: The Case of the Society of Jesus (1540-1600)

  • Javier Díaz Noci – Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Early Modern History and Communication in Spanish Language: Production, Dissemination and Audiences

  • Massimo Petta – Independent Scholar, Italy

From Mountebanks to Professional Reporters: The Printed News Pamphlets Between Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

 

Session 08: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. / Parallel Session – Seminar Room I

Communication Technologies I: Challenging the Notion of Print Revolution / Panel Discussion

Massimo Rospocher – Italian-German Historical Institute, Trento, Italy / Chair & Moderator

  • Christian Schwarzenegger – Universität Augsburg, Germany

“Media and change” as an Emerging Area of Communication Studies and Bridge Between History and Communication?

contribution co-authored with: Susanne Kinnebrock – Universität Augsburg, Germany

  • Mark Brewin – The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

The Rite vs. the Book: Communication History and Grand Narratives

  • Agnes (Iok Fong) Lam – University of Macau, China

The Delayed Impact of the Gutenberg Storm: How did the Technology Discourse Conceptualize the Modern Chinese Press History?

  • Louise Vermeersch – Ghent University, Belgium

Methodological Reflections on a Multimedial Approach to Early Modern Media

  • Jürgen Wilke – Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany

Theoretical Models in Historical News Flow Studies

 

Session 08: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. / Parallel Session – Seminar Room II

Materiality Still Matters: Political Economies and Media Histories / Panel Discussion

Paschal Preston – Dublin City University, Ireland / Chair & Moderator

  • Nelson Ribeiro – Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

‘New’ Media and Freedom of Speech

  • Brice Nixon – University of La Verne, California, USA

Communication as Capital and the Exploitation of Audience Labor: A New Perspective on Communication History

  • Steve Schiffers – City University, London, United Kingdom

The Press as Black Mirror: Constructing Austerity and the Lessons of History

contribution co-authored with: Sophie Knowles – City University, London, United Kingdom

  • Marsha Siefert – Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Eurasian Empires and Telecommunication

  • Michael Truscello – Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada

Considering the Internet as an Infrastructure Megaproject

  • Francesca Musiani – Institut des sciences de la communication (CNRS) – Paris, France

How Materiality Matters in Studies of Born-Digital Heritage

contribution co-authored with: Valérie Schafer – Institut des sciences de la communication (CNRS) – Paris, France

 

Session 09: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Plenary Session / Public Debate

“Reflecting on European Histories of Communication”

Gabriele Balbi – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland / Moderator

Peppino Ortoleva – Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy / Discussant

Andreas Fickers – Université du Luxembourg, Luxemburg / Discussant

Jérôme Bourdon – Tel Aviv University, Israel / Discussant

 

Session 10: 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. / Parallel Session – Seminar Room I

Communication Technologies II: The Long History of Visual Media / Panel Discussion

Nelson Ribeiro – Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal / Chair & Moderator

‘New’ Media and Freedom of Speech

  • Anthony Löwstedt – Webster University, Vienna, Austria

Media History and Anthropology: From Pictographic to Prographic Media

  • Paola Valentini – Università di Firenze, Italy

Seeing Television, Seeing Images

  • Massimo Scaglioni – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy

The Challenge of Television History: A Neglected Discipline, or a Strong Model for Media Studies?

  • Luca Barra – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italy

Television History: Trajectories, Sources and Research Paths inside Media Studies

  • Isabelle Veyrat-Masson – Laboratoire Communication et Politique du CNRS, Paris, France

The End of the “Historical” Television?

  • Jaroslav Švelch – Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Situating Digital Game Histories: Technology, User Cultures, and the “Local Turn”

 

Session 10: 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. / Parallel Session – Seminar Room II

Public Sphere II: Inter-Communal and Trans-National Imagined Communities / Panel Discussion

Juraj Kittler – St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, USA

  • Trish Morgan – Maynooth University, Ireland

Bridges or Boundaries? The Contested Role of Mediated Communication in Modern Europe

contribution co-authored with: Paschal Preston – Dublin City University, Ireland

  • Susanne Kinnebrock – Universität Augsburg, Germany

How to Deal with Networks and Dynamics in the Public Sphere?

contribution co-authored with: Helena Bilandzic – Universität Augsburg, Germany

  • Sergei Kruk – Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Romanticism and Historicism vs. Public sphere

  • Gideon Kouts – Université Paris 8, France
    The “Jewish Network” Experience and its Role in the Formation of Modern Public Spheres
  • Luca Zuccolo – Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM), Venice, Italy

Rise of Public Opinion and Public Sphere in the Ottoman Empire within the Newspapers Network

  • José Miguel Sardica – Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

Rethinking History through Communication: The « Public Sphere » as a Civic « Imagined Community » in 19th century Portugal

 

Session 11: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Communication Technologies III: When the Newest Media Come of Age / Panel Discussion

Gabriele Balbi – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland / Chair & Moderator

  • Jérôme Bourdon – Tel Aviv University, Israel

The Web and Print in History: Comparing Two Communication Revolutions

  • Johan Jarlbrink – Umeå University, Sweden

Clipping Agencies in the News Networks 1900

  • Simone Natale – Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Biographies of Media: On the role of Narratives and Storytelling in New Media’s Histories

  • Marc Raboy – McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Myth and Invention in the Biography of Guglielmo Marconi

  • Paolo Bory – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

What does “Doing Internet History” Mean?

contribution co-authored with: Gabriele Balbi – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

  • Niels Brügger – Aarhus University, Denmark

The Danish Web Domain 1996-2015: Projects, Results, and Historigraphical Concerns

  • Jane Winters – University of London, United Kingdom

Histories of Web Domains: Negotiating UK Web Space, 1996-2013

 

Session 12: 6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. / Main Lecture Hall

Concluding Remarks

Conference Organizers:

Rosa Salzberg – Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom

Gabriele Balbi – Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

Juraj Kittler – St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, USA

 

Session 13: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. / T.B.A.

ECREA History Section / Business Meeting

Susanne Kinnebrock – Universität Augsburg, Germany

Chair of the ECREA Communication History Section

 

Saturday / September 19, 2015

 

Session 14: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Meeting Point: Scuola San Rocco

Cultural Program / Guided Tour

Rosa Salzberg – Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom

Juraj Kittler – St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, USA