Land and Sea in the Mediterranean World – Fall 2014

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Fall 2014 Mediterranean Studies MRP Conference: Land and Sea in the Mediterranean World

Friday, 7 November • UC Santa Barbara


12:30–1:00 PM Welcome and Refreshments

1:00-2:45 PM Session I

  Chair: John W. I. Lee (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  Glenn Bugh (Virginia Tech)
“Fortress Morea: Venetian Defensive Strategy in the Peloponnese.”

  Nikki Malain (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Who are You Calling a Pirate? The Birth and Spread of the Term ‘Corsair’ in the Twelfth Century.”

  Aaron Burke (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ioppa Maritima: In Search of Jaffa’s ‘Solomonic’ Harbor.”

3:00-4:15 PM Session II

  Chair: Debra Blumenthal (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  Suzanne Akbari (University of Toronto)
“The Door to the Latin Kingdom: Early Thirteenth-Century Views of the Port of Acre.”

  Michael North (University of Greifswald)
“The Sea as Realm of Memory: The Straits of Gibraltar and the Dardanelles.”

4:30pm: Keynote Speaker: Brian A. Catlos (University of Colorado Boulder/University of California, Santa Cruz)
This sea, although narrow, is difficult to cross: Terrestrial Commonalities and Maritime Connectivity in the Medieval Mediterranean World”



Fall 2014 Mediterranean Studies MRP Workshop: Land and Sea in the Mediterranean World

Saturday, 8 November • UC Santa Barbara


9:30 AM—5:00 PM

Daniel Hershenzon, Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Connecticut
“The Political Economy of Ransom in the Early Modern Mediterranean, 1600-1650”
• Comment by Cristelle Baskins, Associate Professor of Art History, Tufts University
• Discussion by the Participants

Claudio Fogu, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, UC Santa Barbara
“From the Southern to the Mediterranean Question: Making Italians and the Suppression of Mediterranenan-ness”
• Comment by Pamela Ballinger, Associate Professor of History, Cuny Professor of the History of Human Rights, University of Michigan
• Discussion by the Participants

Susan Slyomovics, Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Cultures, UC Los Angeles
“Moving War Memorials from Algeria to France”
• Comment by Sharon Kinoshita, Professor of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz; Co-Director for the UC Multicampus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies
• Discussion by the Participants

The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP is happy to announce our Fall 2014 workshop and symposium, hosted and co-sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara.