June 11, 2019



  • Documentary series on Sardinia

On-location filming and interviews across Sardinia to capture the history, identity and landscape of the island. Written, produced and directed in collaboration with London/Prague-based film-maker, Nina Bumbálková https://www.ninab.org.uk (2022–2023, In progress).


  • Invited research seminars

Alex Metcalfe, ‘The Muslims of Medieval Italy’, University of Colorado, Boulder. April 2019.

Hervin Fernández-Aceves, ‘A Byzantine register or a Latin chartulary? The textual sources of Medieval Sardinia’, Lancaster University. November 2019.

Alex Metcalfe, ‘Byzantine Sardinia and the Arab Conquests’, Edinburgh University. November 2019.

Hervin Fernández-Aceves, ‘Toxic Historiography and a Made-Up Medieval Past: The Forgeries of Arborea’, Lancaster University. February 2020.

‘Tunisia in the Global Middle Ages: Gold Routes and Silver Supply in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods.’ A panel discussion with Alex Metcalfe, ‘On the source and supply of silver dirhams in early ʿAbbāsid Tunisia’; Hervin Fernández-Aceves, ‘The making of medieval Tunisia and Sardinia: Parallel or divergent histories?’ and Marco Muresu, ’The minting of gold coinage at Byzantine Carthage: Its rise and fall?’. Respondent: William E. Granara, Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. 27 June 2022.


  • Conference papers

Giovanni Serreli, ‘Siamo stati giudicati  La Sardegna giudicale tra originalità e tradizione’, Cagliari, Ex Vetreria, 5 May 2019.

Hervin Fernández-Aceves, ‘Reading, Connecting, and Visualising the Condaghes: The Networks of Medieval Sardinia’, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, 5 July 2019.

Hervin Fernández-Aceves, ‘Moving from Byzantine to Latin: a Comparative Proposal for the Study of the Sardinian ‘Condaghes’, Society for the Medieval Mediterranean 6th Biennial Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 9 July 2019.

Marco Muresu, ‘The coin as an archaeological ‘settlement marker’ to reconstruct the organization of Byzantine Sardinia (VI-XI cent. AD)’, VI International Numismatic and Economic Conference “Pecunia Omnes Vincit” (Krakow, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, 31 May–1 June 1 2019).

Thomas Birch (with M. Mrnjić, G. Barfod, G.A. Hagen-Peter, S.M. Sindbæk, and C. Lesher), ‘Identification of silver surface enrichment in historical silver coins – a method improvement and a study of trace element behaviour,’ Archaeometallurgy in Europe (AIE) V, 19–21 June 2019, Miskolc, Hungary.

Marco Muresu, ‘Barbarikinoi, Barbaricini? Riflessioni storiche e archeologiche su un dubbio ancora irrisolto (secoli V-VI)’, Storia della Barbagia. Primo appunto, Gavoi, Sardinia, 9 November 2019.

Hervin Fernández-Aceves, ‘Mapping the networks of Medieval Sardinia’, Digital Humanities Research Forum, Lancaster, UK, 13 November 2019.

Alex Metcalfe, ‘Long-term historiographies – Muslim expansion in the western Mediterranean and the case of medieval Sardinia’. Usages du passé islamique médiévcal et orintalisme dans l’Europe méridionale di XIXe siècle : une histoire transationale (Italie, Espagne, Portugal, France). Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (9–10 February 2023).


  • Other Engagement activities

Marco Muresu (with D. D’Orlando), ‘Continuità insediative e possibili sincretismi devozionali nel paesaggio protostorico della Sardegna: i casi dei nuraghi Cuccurada (Mogoro) e Santu Miali (Pompu) nell’alta Marmilla’. Poster presentation. Cagliari, 21–22 June 2019.

Marco Muresu, ‘Monete frazionate dai contesti funerari della Sardegna bizantina’. Poster presentation. Milan, 16-17 September 2019.

Marco Muresu (with G. Seche), ‘Economia e monete della Sardegna medioevale’, TV programme and interview by Simona Scioni, shown on Sardegna Uno, 18 November 2019.


  • Awards and prizes

Marco Muresu, Research Award at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (Jan–Feb 2019).

Marco Muresu, 24th ‘Premio Cimitile’ Prize awarded for the best monograph on Christian and Medieval Archaeology published in Italy (2019).

Hervin Fernández-Aceves, British School at Rome Award (2019).

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