The Mediterranean Seminar Winter Workshop , 3-5 March 2016, Harvard University, USA

Harvard University


November 21, 2015


Event Date:

March 03, 2016 - March 05, 2016

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The Mediterranean Seminar ( and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University are seeking proposals for papers to be workshopped at the 2016 Winter Workshop of the Mediterranean Seminar to be held on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge MA, on Friday, 4 March as part of a three-day event running from Thursday, 3 March to Saturday, 5 March 2016.

We invite abstracts for workshop papers on the topic ““Subterfuge and Deception in the Pre-Modern 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. All North American-based scholars (or foreign scholars who will be in the US at this time) working on relevant material are encouraged to apply. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies will generously cover travel and lodging expenses for presenters.

The program begins with a colloquium, “What is Mediterranean Studies and Why?” featuring Brian A. Catlos (Religious Studies, CU Boulder) and Sharon Kinoshita (Literature, UC Santa Cruz), held on the evening of 3 March, and will conclude on the morning of Saturday, 5 March with a round table, “The Mediterranean and the Middle East.”  The Workshop will take place on Friday, 4 March, and consists of discussion of three pre-circulated papers and a talk by our featured scholar, Thomas F. Glick (History, Boston University), who will present "Deception and Subterfuge: A Medieval Miller in Court.”

The deadline for workshop proposals is November 21, 2015. Please submit an abstract (250-500 words) and two-page CV by this date (subject line: Winter 2016 Abstract). Successful applicants are expected to submit a 35-page (maximum) double-spaced paper-in-progress for pre-circulation by February 15.

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

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November 17, 2015
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