Nov 28 Elizabeth Lambourn: “The Material Presence of a Medieval Past: New Approaches to the Materiality & ‘Thingness’ of the Cairo Geniza”

Nov 28  Elizabeth Lambourn: “The Material Presence of a Medieval Past: New Approaches to the Materiality & ‘Thingness’ of the Cairo Geniza”

An historian of Islamic South Asia and the Indian Ocean world, Elizabeth’s research focuses on the mobility of people, things and ideas in the medieval and early modern periods. Elizabeth is also interested in issues of periodization and the need for dialogue and thinking across the pre-Modern/Modern/Contemporary divides.