Call for Presenters: Mediterranean Seminar MRP Winter 2013 Workshop

The Mediterranean Seminar/University of California Multi-Campus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies announces its Winter 2013 Workshop, to be held at UCLA on Saturday, February 2.  This is part of a three-day event which also includes the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) Ahmanson Conference, “Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean,” to be held on January 31-February 1 (details below).

The Workshop consists of discussion of three pre-circulated papers and a talk by our featured scholar, Michael Herzfeld (Anthropology, Harvard University). The Mediterranean Studies MRP invites proposals for workshop papers on the topic “Gendering the Mediterranean,” construed either literally or figuratively. 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. The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP will cover travel and lodging expenses for presenters.

The deadline for workshop proposals is December 1, 2012. 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 January 10.

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

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The program for the UCLA CMRS Ahmanson Conference on January 31 and February 1, 2013, will be announced shortly. Speakers will include:

Joshua C. Birk (History, Smith College),
Maribel Fierro (Divinity School, Univ. of Chicago)
Maria Georgopoulou (Director, Gennadius Library, Athens),
William Granara (NELC, Harvard University)
Molly Greene (History, Princeton University)
Daniel Hershenzon (Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute),
Cecily Hillsdale (Art History, McGill University)
Shayne Legassie, (English/CL, UNC-Chapel Hill),
Teresa Shawcross (History, Princeton)
Marine Aykazyan (French & Francophone Studies, UCLA)
Maya Maskarinec (History, UCLA)
Antonio Zaldivar (History, UCLA)

To submit a proposal or for further information, please contact

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