Interdisciplinary Symposium : “Land and Sea in the Mediterranean World” — University of California Santa Barbara (États-Unis), 07-08/11/2014

The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP is happy to announce our Fall 2014 workshop and symposium, hosted and co-sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara.
Space is limited, please register now.

Friday, 7 November – Symposium
12:30–6pm
This one day interdisciplinary meeting sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program at UCSB will examine the points of contact between the Mediterranean Sea and the land bordering it. These were places of control for exchange and conflict of people, ideas, and material goods.

Session I
• Glenn Bugh (Virginia Tech) “Fortress Morea: Venetian Defensive Strategy in the Peloponnese.”
• Nikki Malain (University of California, Santa Barbara). “Who are You Calling a Pirate? The Birth and Spread of the Term ‘Corsair” in the Twelfth Century.”
• Aaron Burke (UCLA) “Ioppa Maritima: In Search of Jaffa’s ‘Solomonic’ Harbor.”

Session II
• Suzanne Akbari (University of Toronto) “The Door to the Latin Kingdom: Early Thirteenth-Century Views of the Port of Acre.”
• Michael North (University of Greifswald) “The Sea as Realm of Memory: The Straits of Gibraltar and the Dardanelles.”

This one day interdisciplinary meeting sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program at UCSB will examine the points of contact between the Mediterranean Sea and the land bordering it. These were places of control for exchange and conflict of people, ideas, and material goods.

Keynote Speaker:
•    Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona)

Saturday, 8 November – Workshop
9:30am—5pm
Daniel Hershenzon, Assistant Professor of Spanish, U Conn
“The Political Economy of Ransom in the Early Modern Mediterranean, 1600-1650”
•    Comment by Cristelle Baskins, Associate Professor of Art History, Tufts University
•    Discussion by the Participants

Claudio Fogu, Associate Prof of Italian Studies, UC Santa Barbara
“From the Southern to the Mediterranean Question: Making Italians and the Suppression of Mediterranenan-ness”
•    Comment by Pamela Ballinger, Associate Professor of History, Cuny Professor of the History of Human Rights, University of Michigan
•    Discussion by the Participants

Susan Slymovics, Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Cultures, UCLA
“Moving War Memorials from Algeria to France”
•    Comment TBA
•    Discussion by Nikolas Kosmatopoulas, College of Humanities, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

To register and receive the workshop papers, and for further information, please contact Courtney Mahaney (cmahaney@ucsc.edu) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. UC-affiliated faculty and graduate students will be eligible for up to $350 for travel expenses; non-UC participants may apply  for up to $350 in support (this will be granted as available).


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