We are pleased to announce that Professor Hugh N. Kennedy of SOAS will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 University of Edinburgh Seventh Century Colloquium.
Kennedy is the author of numerous books on our period, including The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates, 600–1050; The Armies of the Caliphs: military and society in the early Islamic State; Mongols, Huns and Vikings: Nomads at War; and The Great Arab Conquests. How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In as well as of numerous articles and translations of texts from the period. Though the bulk of his scholarship has been focussed on the Islamic early middle ages, he has written extensively on the connections of the period with Late Antiquity and on the connections between East and West across the whole era.
We are delighted to host him and look forward to his participation in the Colloquium.