On May 21-23 the international conference New Approaches on the Il-Khans took place in Ulanbataar. This was the first conference in Mongolia that dealt exclusively with the Mongols in West Asia. Among the participants there was a significant presence of Israelis, all members or friends of the project, including Reuven Amitai, Na'ama Arom, Michal Biran and Jonathan (Yoni) Brack.
Program and all abstracts can be found here.
The titles and the abstracts of the Israeli team's presentations were as following:
“Libraries, Books, and Transmission of Knowledge in Ilkhanid Baghdad” (Michal Biran, The Hebrew University)
“Echoes of Iran's Pre-Islamic Past in the Mongol-Mamluk Correspondence and Related Sources” (Reuven Amitai, The Hebrew University)
“Arrowheads of Hülegü Khan - Envoys and Diplomacy in his Invasion of the Middle East, 1255-1258” (Na’ama O. Arom, The Hebrew University)
- “The Tabrizi Qadi and the Mongol Mahdi: Ilkhanid Intellectual Networks and Religious Reform in Fourteenth Century Anatolia” (Jonathan Brack, University of Michigan)
Israelis in Ilkhanid Conference (L-R: Na'ama Arom, Prof. Reuven Amitai, Prof. Michal Biran and Yoni Brack)