The border in the Maghreb and its forms

An attempt to define (Antiquity - Middle Ages)

15DECEMBER - 16DECEMBER 2016
Pessac
Colloque

Coord.: Stéphanie GUÉDON (Université de Limoges)
In collaboration with: Thouraya BELKAHIA (Université de Tunis), Saïd DELOUM (Université Alger 2), Larbi ERBATI (Institut national des sciences de l’archéologie et du patrimoine, Rabat)
Org.: EA 4270 (CRIHAM, FLSH/Université de Limoges), Partenariat Hubert Curien Maghreb (Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international – France, Ministères de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique – Algérie,Maroc, Tunisie), École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid), UMR 5607 (Ausonius, Université Bordeaux Montaigne/Labex LaScArBx), Maison des sciences de l’homme d’Aquitaine 

Event venue :
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine
Salle Jean Borde - Campus universitaire Bordeaux Montaigne
10, Esplanade des Antilles - Pessac

Free entrance

Presentation

Between the Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the desert borders of the Maghreb became a major border of the Mediterranean world, which brought sub-Saharan Africa to the foreground in the history of the Mediterranean Sea. The study of this process, encouraged by the perspectives opened up by historical studies and recent archaeological missions, and the consideration of the long term that offer the opportunity to better understand the local specificities and the regional evolutions, is the programmatic axis of the project “DÉSERT: the Southern border of the Maghreb in Antiquity and Middle Ages, space of boundaries and territory of exchanges” (Hubert Curien Maghreb Program).

The survey realized on the occasion of this first scientific event organized within the framework of the PHC Maghreb “DÉSERT” then proposes to identify the border and its forms, through a dialogue between differents geographical and historical contexts. It invites to shed new light on the inheritance  of the Roman period, on the changes and e olutions introduced in the Middle Ages, to better understand the specific logic for each of these periods within the framework of a Saharan space under construction.