Session Title

Exploring the Early Medieval Economy: From Macro to Micro

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Framing the Late Antique and Early Medieval Economy (FLAME)

Organizer Name

Lee Mordechai

Organizer Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Presider Name

Alan Stahl

Presider Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Paper Title 1

The FLAME Project: Visualizing Transnational Medieval Economic Networks

Presenter 1 Name

Lee Mordechai

Paper Title 2

Fraternal Enemies Reconciled: History, Numismatics, and Archaeology

Presenter 2 Name

Andrei Gandila

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville

Paper Title 3

The Monetary Economy of Early Medieval Syria in Its Mediterranean Context

Presenter 3 Name

Jane Sancinito

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Paper Title 4

The Monetary Economy of the Byzantine Islands between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Presenter 4 Name

Luca Zavagno

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Bilkent Univ.

Start Date

13-5-2017 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1155

Description

FLAME (Framing the Late Antique and early Medieval Economy, website at coinage.princeton.edu) is a digital humanities project that reconstructs the early medieval economy over the 4th-8th centuries from Ireland to Iran using coinage as a proxy. FLAME has been operating for three years and currently has twenty scholars and staff members affiliated with it.

We are currently in the middle of FLAME's second stage, in which we examine the circulation of coins throughout Western Afro-Eurasia. We have been inputting a large number of individual coins, published in hoards, excavations and single finds from the entire region into a single database. At the same time, we have been developing our own software to visualize this large amount of data, which is unprecedented in our field. The sheer amount of this information can help shed light on some of the largest questions in the field, such as the economic realities between the fall/transformation of the Roman Empire, the origins of the European Economy and the Rise of Islam.

Lee Mordechai

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May 13th, 3:30 PM

Exploring the Early Medieval Economy: From Macro to Micro

Schneider 1155

FLAME (Framing the Late Antique and early Medieval Economy, website at coinage.princeton.edu) is a digital humanities project that reconstructs the early medieval economy over the 4th-8th centuries from Ireland to Iran using coinage as a proxy. FLAME has been operating for three years and currently has twenty scholars and staff members affiliated with it.

We are currently in the middle of FLAME's second stage, in which we examine the circulation of coins throughout Western Afro-Eurasia. We have been inputting a large number of individual coins, published in hoards, excavations and single finds from the entire region into a single database. At the same time, we have been developing our own software to visualize this large amount of data, which is unprecedented in our field. The sheer amount of this information can help shed light on some of the largest questions in the field, such as the economic realities between the fall/transformation of the Roman Empire, the origins of the European Economy and the Rise of Islam.

Lee Mordechai