Trade routes that crossed medieval Armenia became a space and a driving force for cultural interactions in Eurasia . This is the key concept of the conference "Trade, Archaeology and the Integration of the Lands between the Caucasus, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia in the Afro-Eurasian World System: 9th -14th Centuries" to be held on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 at the Oblate Library (Via dell'Oriuolo, 24 - Sala storica Dino Campana).
The initiative, which will be held in English, is coordinated by Elisa Pruno, Michele Nucciotti, and Zaroui Pogossian, faculty members of the Department of History, Archaeology, Geography, Fine and Performing Arts (SAGAS), and will be opened by a welcome speech delivered by the department's deputy director, Fulvio Cervini.
During the three sessions of the conference, the international panel of researchers will discuss trade routes, cities and communities, and the circulation of money, goods, and people, offering new insights based on written sources, archaeological evidence, artistic and iconographic representations, and numismatic material.
The initiative is part of the research activities of the ERC project "ArmEn", coordinated by Prof. Pogossian, an associate professor in Byzantine Civilization, which aims to reconstruct the history and social, religious, and cultural interactions of the peoples of Eurasia, and in particular, Armenia, in the medieval period.