Conflict on Crusade Conference

Date / time: 3 August - 6 August, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Conflict on Crusade Conference


Conflict on Crusade

3 – 6 August 2021

Daily: 17:00 – 18:30

This event will be held online.

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Hostile encounters were a fundamental component of the crusades in the Latin East. Combatants strategized, confronted, and defended against their opponents, often recording their military endeavours in writing or, occasionally, within the landscape itself. This virtual conference will investigate key components of conflict in the Latin East, including military strategies, physical and mental experiences of violence, as well as surviving material remains.

We are also excited to host a postgraduate panel on the final day of the conference, in association with the Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades.


Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Keynote: Peter Edbury (Cardiff University), “Cyprus and the Defense of the Latin East, 1254-1291.”


Wednesday, 4 August 2021

  • John Hosler (Command and General Staff College), “Military Intelligence and the Fatimid Siege of Jerusalem in 1098.”
  • Ann Zimo (University of New Hampshire), “Sonic Clashes: The Use of Religious Sound in Textual Sources for the Latin East.”
  • Vardit Shotten-Hallel (Israel Antiquities Authority), “Building Stratigraphy and the Idea of the Concentric Castle.”


Thursday, 5 August 2021

  • Rabei Khamisy (University of Haifa), “The Outer Fortifications of Montfort Castle.”
  • Michael S. Fulton (Western University), “Siege Warfare by the Numbers: An Analytical Overview of Medieval Sieges in the Levant.”
  • Steve Tibble (Royal Holloway, University of London). “The ‘Strategy’ of the Crusader States?”


Friday, 6 August 2021

  • Giampiero Bagni (Nottingham Trent University), “The Sarcophagus of Templar General Master Arnau de Torroja in Verona? Sources and Scientific Analysis on the Discovered Tomb at San Fermo Maggiore.”
  • Louis Pulford (Lancaster University), “’The Pathless Wastes of Error’: Heresy, Chaos, and Restoration in Peter of Les Vaux-de-Cernay’s Historia Albigensis.”
  • Thomas Brosset (Lancaster University), “Supplies Management in Besieged Cities of Medieval Syria and Jazrra (1097-11 92).”


Organisers Michael Fulton (Western University) and Heather Crowley (California State University, East Bay.

Please direct inquiries to Heather Crowley at:

Image Credit: William of Tyre, Histoire d’Outremer, BL Yates Thompson MS 12, fol. 109v