Call for Presenters: Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP

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.

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