The UC Mediterranean Studies Multicampus Research Project is pleased to announce its Winter 2012 Workshop on the topic “The Maritime Mediterranean,” to be held at UC San Diego on Friday, February 3. Proceedings will begin at 9:00 am and will conclude with a late afternoon reception. The program includes three workshop papers and a plenary lecture; workshop papers (approximately 30-35 pages each) will be made available approximately two weeks before the meeting.
Tatiana Sizonenko (Ph. D. Candidate, Art History, UC San Diego), “The Maritime Mediterranean: A Case of Shared Venetian, Byzantine, and Islamic Iconographies in Fashioning Early Modern Imperial Authority”
Megan Moore (Assistant Professor, French, University of Missouri), “The Maritime Mediterranean in Medieval Literature: Seas of Commerce, Exchanges of Knowledge”
Joshua White (Ph. D. Candidate, History, University of Michigan), “The View from the Breach: Piracy, Diplomacy, and Law in the Early Modern Mediterranean”
Plenary Lecture: Nabil Matar (History and English, University of Minnesota), “The Mediterranean in Arabic Sources in the Early Modern Period”
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (send request to firstname.lastname@example.org). Attendance is capped at 35, with priority given to UC-affiliated faculty and graduate students. UC faculty traveling more than 100 miles to UCSD and graduate students are eligible for travel and accommodation reimbursements up to $350. Non-UC faculty are eligible for reimbursement, subject to available funding. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
Funded by the University of California Office of the President, administered by the UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research, and directed by Brian A. Catlos (History) and Sharon Kinoshita (Literature) of UC Santa Cruz under the aegis of the Mediterranean Seminar, the University of California Multi-Campus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies brings together faculty and graduate students from 8 UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Cruz) and outside institutions to collaborate on research and pedagogy across periods and disciplines.