“Historians and the Mediterranean.Today” – Summer School, 1-5 October 2013 (Procida, Italy)

The VIII edition of the Summer School, titled Historians and the Mediterranean. Today will take place in Procida, Naples, Italy, from October 1 to 5 2013, in the Conservatorio delle Orfane, one of the seats of the Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’, and will involve a series of seminars and workshops held by internationally-known scholars and historians within various fields, focused on topics concerning the history of the Mediterranean area.

That is to say, history of an area where humanity is used to leading collective lives, meeting eachother, clashing with each other, losing and finding themselves, cementing and recouping their experiences and lifelines. It’s all about a “long-term” kind of history, where geography, climate, religious faiths and the ways of trade cannot be overlooked, as cannot the demand for chronological determinations and timely collocations and the understanding of the specific spatial features certain historical phenomena move in.

The need for training which arose in recent years concerning the history of the Mediterranean, saw the transformation of this liquid space and its history in a disciplinary object, in a historic discipline which went on building on a dialogue-oriented and fruitful base with the other ones (be they
historical-geographical, economical, law-related or anthropological), itself aware of the innovative contribution given by the intercultural crossing of knowledge. Studying the Mediterranean under the lens of current issues means tackling wider problems, concerning the crisis and transformation, its methodological premises and its knowledge goals, featuring cornerstone themes linked with the notion of the Mediterranean Sea itself, to everything Mediterranean as an object-subject, studying and writing is history in order to put it to use in tackling current issues.

Our Summer School, therefore, intends to offer education and training in the wider possible sense of the term, offering an unique opportunity to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postgraduate ones, Ph.D. holders, researchers, teachers, professors and everyone interested in studying the history of the Mediterranean area in their manifold and complex perspectives.

The goal to be reached may be divided into three parts:
1. Allowing a reflection on the Mediterranean history, during a necessary, common and shared
education and training moment;
2. Allowing the involved people to reach and share knowledge, relying an several internationally known historians and scholars;
3. Offering young scholars (be they graduates, postgraduates, Ph.D. holders, research fellows and
researchers) the opportunity of sharing their projects during the afternoon workshops, themselves an
important opportunity to discuss Mediterranean themes and issues.

How to take part in the Summer School:
All those undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students may take part in the Summer School,
as well as everyone interested in improving their knowledge of the subject matters.
To take part in the School, the modulo A should be duly filled and sent to the
summerprocida@gmail.com e-mail address within September 1, 2013:
• Curriculum vitae;
• A personal data sheet;

Those young scholars (be they graduates, postgraduates, Ph.D. holders, research fellows and researchers) intending to share their project during the afternoon workshops should also fill modulo B, to be sent to the summerprocida@gmail.com e-mail address within September 1, 2013.
A selection will ensue, concerning both the requests of participation in the School (with a total of 35 selections by means of the modulo A) and the requests of participation in the workshops (up to a total of 6 projects selected by the modulo B), to be evaluated by a specific scientific Committee.
The people allowed to participate will be notified by e-mail, as well as publicly on the www.unior.it website, as soon as the Committee reaches a deliberation, by no means later than
September 10, 2013.

The students of the Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” attending at least 80% of the activities of the School will receive 4 ECTS credits to be added to their university curriculum.
Everyone attending at least 80% of the activities of the School will receive an Attendance Certificate upon the closing of the School.

Enrolment procedures:
Everyone admitted to the School will have to perfect the enrolment procedure by paying 50,00 euros for the teaching material- within September 21 2013. Please refer to summerprocida@gmail.com for further information.
Participants to the Summer School will benefit of lodging under agreements in the hotels of the island.
The reflections born of the seminars and the workshops of the School will be published in the Mediterranean Studies’ Handbooks, in Italian Quaderni di Studi Mediterranei (QSM). From this year on, these yearly publications will be the sandbox in which critical paths and methodologies will interact in the history of the Mediterranean.

The Summer School is directed by Professor Luigi Mascilli Migliorini (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’).
Scientific Coordinator: Rosa Maria Delli Quadri (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’).


Procida 1 – 5 October 2013

Arrival and registration of participants
School Opening (16.00-19.00)
Luigi Mascilli Migliorini (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’)
Giuseppe Galasso (Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli)
Coordinator Antonino De Francesco (Università di Milano)

First session (9.00-13.00)
Maurice Aymard (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Parigi)
Anna Maria Rao (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘Federico II’)
First workshop (15.00-18.00): person in charge Mirella Mafrici, Presentation of research projects

Second session (9.00-13.00)
José Ruiz Domenec (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona)
Nicola Melis (Università di Cagliari)
Second workshop (15.00-18.00): person in charge Raffaele Nocera, Presentation of research projects

Third session (9.00-13.00)
Enrico Iachello (Università di Catania)
Silvia Marzagalli (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis)
Third workshop (15.00-18.00): person in charge Rosa Maria Delli Quadri, Presentation of research projects

Report on information within the Mediterranean area (10.00-13.00)
Rossend Domènech (El Periodico, Barcellona)
Germano Dottori (LUISS, Roma)
Giancarlo Bosetti (Reset)
Discussion – School closing- Certificates’ Delivery

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