The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP is now soliciting proposals for our Spring 2012 workshop to be held on Friday 6 April 2012 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The featured scholar will be Prof. Peregrine Horden (History, Royal Holloway, University of London). This event is a collaboration of the UCMRP and the CU Mediterranean Studies Group.
The meeting will be held in conjunction with a round table “Can We Talk Mediterranean?,” to be held on Saturday 7 April at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The round-table features: Brian Catlos (CU Boulder/UC Santa Cruz), Cecily Hilsdale (Art History, McGill University), Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway) and Sharon Kinoshita (UC Santa Cruz). Claire Farago (Art & Art History, CU Boulder) will moderate.
Participants and presenters for the UCMRP workshop are encouraged also to attend this event.
The workshop will consist of discussion of three to four pre-circulated article-length essays (35 pages maximum). One slot will normally be reserved for a graduate student paper. Proposals from all relevant Humanities and Social Science disciplines and methodologies are welcome. Papers may be tightly focused but should have a broader comparative or theoretical element that relates more broadly to the Mediterranean as a region. Papers explicitly addressing the workshop topic of the viability of the Mediterranean as a historico-cultural paradigm will be preferred, although other proposals are also welcome.
THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS 1 FEBRUARY. Submit your abstracts (250 words) + a two-page CV to mailbox(at)mediterraneanseminar.org with the Subject Heading “MRP Spring 2011 Abstract.” Those papers chosen for the workshop should be ready for submission / pre-circulation by 15 March. Presenters will receive support for travel and accommodation. Travel support is guaranteed for UC scholars, and available as permitting for non-UC scholars.
Registration for non-presenting participants will open on 25 February (UC scholars) and 3 March (non-UC scholars).