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Red Sea Project VII Conference

Napoli, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", 26-30 May 2015

The 7th edition of the Red Sea Project conference will be held at the University of Naples "L'Orientale" on May, 26-30. This will be the latest in the successful series of conferences previously held at the British Museum, University of Southampton, University of Exeter and University of Tabuk.


Entitled “The Red Sea and the Gulf: Two Maritime Alternative Routes in the Development of Global Economy, from Late Prehistory to Modern Times” it will be aimed at comparing two sea corridors and their shores, the Red Sea and the Gulf, which are similar geographically and environmentally, complementary to each other as well as competitors in their economic and cultural interaction with the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.


The conference will be an opportunity to meet and exchange information among scholars from worldwide institutions interested in the western Indian Ocean, and also an opportunity to share new ideas and to promote innovative projects based on international collaborations.

The main topic of the conference are: 

  • Recent and ongoing research,
  • The Red Sea and the Gulf in the Global Economy,
  • Naval technologies and maritime knowledge in the Red Sea and the Gulf,
  • Campania, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea,
  • People, ideas, technologies and religions between the Red Sea and the Gulf,
  • Africa, Arabia, Persia: linguistic transitions,
  • Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Maritime Trade to the East.

Alexia Pavan and Vittoria Buffa will attend the conference for IMTO with a speach entitled "Cultural interactions between Southern Arabia and the Indian subcontinent: recent discoveries from Sumhuram (Dhofar, Oman) and Pattanam (Kerala, India)". 


Find out more at: [http://www.unior.it/ricerca/10172/3/call-for-papers.html].

Download the preliminary program