Dr. John Latham-Sprinkle, 'Re-Integrating the Caucasus The Northwest Caucasus, the Golden Horde, and the Transformation of the Mediterranean Slave Trade, 1360 1400' (MSS Lunch Lecture)

08-12-2022 from 12:30 to 13:30
Ghent, Campus Rommelaere, Building A/E/D, Auditorium 1 (entrance Jozef Kluyskensstraat 27)
Stefan Meysman

First session of the 2022-2023 cycle of the Pirenne Institute's Medieval Seminar Series - Lunch Lectures

For the first session of its 2022-2023 Medieval Seminar Series Lunch Lectures, the Pirenne Institute has the pleasure of announcing Dr. John Latham-Sprinkle (History Department), who will speak on 'Re-Integrating the Caucasus. The Northwest Caucasus, the Golden Horde, and the Transformation of the Mediterranean Slave Trade, 1360 1400'.

This session will take place on Thursday 8 December (12.30 - ca. 13.30 CET) in the scenic Auditorium 1 at Campus Rommelaere (building A/E/D, entrance Jozef Kluyskensstraat 27).


John Latham-Sprinkle is an FWO Junior Postdoctoral Fellow at the History Department, Ghent University. He attained his PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2019, having been supervised by Teresa Bernheimer and Hugh Kennedy. His research focusses on the peoples of the Northern Caucasus in the 9th-15th centuries, and their connections with the wider Mediterranean and Eurasian world. Some of his articles have been published in al-Masaq, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, and Iran and the Caucasus, and his first monograph, Political Orders and Transregional Connections in the North Caucasus: The Kingdom of Alania 850-1240, will be published by Cambridge University Press in late 2023 or early 2024. He has somehow managed to survive being taught how to give a bribe by Russian police, being questioned by the Turkmen KGB, and being tricked into appearing in Chinese advertisements on two separate occasions.

The HPIMS Lunch Lectures (Medieval Seminar Series) are back with a new cycle in the 2022-2023 academic year! Get to know (the work of) your colleagues at an accessible and fun occasion. All welcome! The first session will feature the fascinating research of Dr. John Latham-Sprinkle (History Department). You can find details on the Lunch Lectures initiative in the general announcement here, and a convenient poster with full programme here!