Mediterranean Connectivities – Spring 2014

Mediterranean Studies MRP Spring 2014 Workshop: Mediterranean Connectivites

Saturday, 3 May • Loyola Marymount University


9:30–10:00 AM Registration and Coffee

10:00–10:15 AM Introductions: Brian Catlos and Sharon Kinoshita
Co-directors, UC Mediterranean Studies Multicampus Research Project

10:15–11:30 AM Travis Bruce (Assistant Professor of History, Wichita State University)
“Commercial Conflict Resolution Across the Religious Divide in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean”

11:30–11:45 AM Break

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Sergio La Porta (Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, California State University, Fresno)
“Conceptualizing Cultural Interaction in Twelfth-Century Eastern Anatolia”

1:00–2:00 PM Lunch (provided for pre-registered participants only)

2:00–3:10 PM Jessica Marglin (Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan)
“The Extraterritorial Mediterranean”

3:10–3:30 PM Break and Refreshments

3:30–4:45 PM Keynote Lecture: Adam Sabra (Professor of History and King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud Chair in Islamic Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Mediterranean Connections of a Sixteenth-Century Egyptian àlim”

4:45–5:15 PM Concluding Remarks

5:15–6:00 PM Reception


Spain-North Africa Project (SNAP) Conference:
“Power Relations and Religious Communities in the Western Mediterranean”

Friday, 2 May • Loyola Marymount University
Conference Program (PDF)


9:00–9:30 AM Registration
Registration on site: $15 for public, $10 for students, free for members of LMU community.

9:30–9:50 AM Opening Remarks

  Welcome: Andrew Devereux (Loyola Marymount University)

  Dean Michael O’Sullivan (BCLA, Loyola Marymount University)

  Sharon Kinoshita and Brian Catlos, co-directors
UC Mediterranean Studies Multicampus Research Project (MRP)

  Yuen-Gen Liang (Wheaton College, Massachusetts)

9:50–11:50 AM Workshop: The Consolidation of Identity on the Margins in North Africa

  Moderator: Paul Sidelko (Metropolitan State University of Denver)

  Mohamad Ballan (University of Chicago),
“‘They shall come to you from the West with God’s religion’: Ibāḍī Doctrine and Berber Identity in Ibn Sallām’s Kitāb (ca. 875)”

  Commentator: Paul Love (University of Michigan)

  Manuela Ceballos (Emory University),
“Power and Vulnerability in the Biography of a Sixteenth-Century Moroccan Saint”

  Commentator: Emily Gottreich (University of California, Berkeley)

11:50 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00–3:15 PM Panel: Expressions of Power

  Chair: Najwa al-Qattan (Loyola Marymount University)

  Discussant: Abigail Krasner Balbale (Bard Graduate Center)

  Camilo Gómez-Rivas (The American University in Cairo)

  Yoshihiko Ito (Tokyo University of Science),
“New Power, Old Territory, and Renewed Architecture in the 10th-Century Kingdom of León”

  Thomas Devaney (University of Rochester),
“From Tension to Violence: Inciting a Riot in Fifteenth-Century Castile”

  Marya T. Green-Mercado (University of Michigan),
“Prophecy as Diplomacy: Morisco Prophecies of Henry IV of France”

  Sasha Pack (University of Buffalo),
“Francisco Merry y Colom and the Ambivalent Spanish Encounter with Moroccan Jewery, 1860-1864”

3:15–3:30 PM Coffee

3:30–5:00 PM Panel: Expressions of Power

  Chair: Yuen-Gen Liang (Wheaton College, Massachusetts)

  Discussant: Audience

  Josie Hendrickson (University of Alberta),
“Power and Pilgrimage: al-Burzulī (d. 1438) on Sailing with Christians”

  Karen Pinto (Gettysburg College),
“Islamic Maps as Maghrib/Mediterranean Artifacts”

  Gil Klein (Loyola Marymount University),
“Subverting Cities: Roman Land and Rabbinic Assumption of Imperial Power in the Eastern Mediterranean”

5:00–6:30 PM Reception

Visit SNAP’s website for more information.
For further questions contact Andrew Devereux

The SNAP conference is made possible by the generous support of Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, the Department of History, and the Peace Studies Program