CFP: “Margins of the Mediterranean” Fall 2018 Mediterranean Seminar Workshop
Paper proposals and round-table participants are being sought for the Mediterranean Seminar’s two-day Fall 2018 Meeting, sponsored to be held at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor on 26 & 27 October 2018 on the subject “Margins of the Mediterranean.”
The Mediterranean is defined variably by its littoral: the edge that connects land and sea, or the cultural or geographic limits of its continental hinterlands. Our workshop will use the opposition between two elements as a point of departure to study the networks that connect the margins of the Mediterranean to larger networks within and beyond the Mediterranean– like the networks of trade, pilgrimage and diaspora traveled by Armenians, Berbers, Normans. What defines the margin (of a system or taxonomic unit)? What do edges do? How do the margins of discrete systems interact with each other? Margins may be construed literally (the margins of a manuscript page or the shores of a sea or a river, e.g.) or metaphorically.
For the workshop (to be held on Friday, 26 October), we invite abstracts of in-progress drafts of articles or book/dissertation chapters on any aspect of edges and marginality in the pre-Modern or Modern Mediterranean, broadly construed. Particularly welcome are… read more