Call for Presenters: Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP Spring Workshop UC Santa Cruz, May 4, 2013

The Mediterranean Seminar/University of California Multi-Campus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies announces its Spring 2013 Workshop, to be held at UCSC on Saturday, May 4, 2013.  This is part of a three-day event which also includes a 2-day symposium “The Mediterranean and Maritime Perspectives” to be held 2–3 May (details below).

The Workshop consists of discussion of three pre-circulated papers and a talk by our featured scholar, William Granara (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University). The Mediterranean Studies MRP invites proposals for workshop papers (articles or chapters in-progress) on the topic “Mediterranean Perspectives,” which may include works on Mediterranean methodologies or perspectives, or studies strongly informed by such. We seek papers in any relevant discipline, especially comparative or interdisciplinary work that uses the Mediterranean as a frame of analysis. Priority is given to faculty and graduate students from the UC system and collaborating institutions, but any North American-based scholars working on relevant material are encouraged to apply. (Scholars from further abroad are welcome to apply, but we cannot guarantee full travel support.) The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP will cover travel and lodging expenses for presenters.

The deadline for workshop proposals is March 1, 2013. Please submit an abstract (250-500 words) and two-page CV by this date to (subject line: Winter 2013 Abstract). Successful applicants are expected to submit a 35-page (maximum) double-spaced paper-in-progress for pre-circulation by April 14.

A separate call for workshop and symposium registration will be sent out on March 7. Workshop presenters and attendees are encouraged to attend both events.

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The program for the symposium will be announced shortly; presently confirmed speakers include:

Fred Astren, San Francisco State
Pamela Ballinger, U of Michigan
Eric Calderwood, U of Michigan
Brian Catlos, University of Colorado at Boulder/ UC Santa Cruz
Chris Chism, UCLA
Julia Clancy-Smith, Arizona State University
Chris Connery, UC Santa Cruz
Tom Dandalet, UC Berkeley
Claire Farago, University of Colorado at Boulder
Laurent Feller, Université de Paris I
Carla Freccero, UC Santa Cruz
Susan Gillman, UC Santa Cruz
William Granara, Harvard
Michelle Hamilton, Minnesota
Michèle Hannoosh, U of Michigan
Eva R. Hoffman, Tufts
Anthony Kaldellis, Ohio State
Sharon Kinoshita, UC Santa Cruz
Elizabeth Lambourn, University of Leicester/Stanford
Michael Lower, Minnesota
Karla Mallette, U of Michigan
Christophe Picard, Université de Paris
G. S. Sahota, UC Santa Cruz
Dan Selden, UC Santa Cruz
Dominique Valérian, Université de Paris I
Rob Wilson, UC Santa Cruz
Fariba Zarinebaf, UC Riverside
Nina Zhiri, UC San Diego

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