Special issue about conservation in Socotra on Rendiconti Lincei

In order to celebrate the forthcoming International conference “Socotra in Sicilia“, the scientific journal Rendiconti Lincei of the Accademia dei Lincei, the oldest and most important scientific Academy of Italy, launched a Special Issue entitled “Twenty years of biodiversity research and nature conservation in the Socotra Archipelago“. The issue will publish a collection of contributions with the aim of strengthening the  scientific cooperation and of providing a solid basis for the conservation of such fragile ecosystem.

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Island frontier of Socotra as a commerce hub in a new article on Al-Masāq

A new article published on Al-Masāq journal on April 2019 compares Socotra, Sri Lanka and Mediterranean islands, among the most important commerce hubs of the Late Antique and Medieval ages, using parameters of scale and proximity in order to evaluate the extent of the islands’ frontier(s). The study provides new insights on the history of Socotra and its importance for trade in the ancient times.

View the paper on Al-Masāq

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