Change and Resilience: The Occupation of Mediterranean Islands in Late Antiquity

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
Rhode Island Hall, Room 108

The conference explores the transformation of Mediterranean islands with a primary focus on settlement patterns and the transformation of landscapes and mindscapes. The idea is to explore how the models of occupation of the islands changed from the Roman to the Medieval Period focusing in change and resilience, in innovation and tradition, in the creation of new settlements and the reoccupation of prehistoric sites.

Friday, December 1st 2017
Rhode Island Hall 108

4:30-6:00pm - David Abulafia (Cambridge University): "Early Medieval Maritime Linkages: The Mediterranean and the Oceans Compared"
Rhode Island Hall 108

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Rhode Island Hall 108

9:00-12:00pm - Session I: The Western and Central Mediterranean
2:00-4:00pm - Session II: The Eastern Mediterranean

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Rhode Island Hall 108

9:00-12:10 - Session III: Island Mindscapes

Full schedule is online at

Free and open to the public. No registration required.