Paper proposals are being accepted for the conference Power and the Mediterranean which will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The keynote speaker will be Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).
In the 2014 Blackwell Companion to Mediterranean History, Sharon Kinoshita notes, “As we approach the present, the Mediterranean, in the view of some historians, loses its power as a category of historical analysis.” In the same volume, Brian Catlos writes, “The ethno-religious diversity of the Mediterranean cannot be considered in isolation from the relationships of power that characterized the region.” What then, are these power relationships? What kinds of power – colonial, imperial, ethnic, religious, gendered, racial, symbolic – have been relevant to the Mediterranean area?
Submission Instructions: Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted via email by July 15, 2015, to Susan Abraham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Abraham and Harry Kashdan, conference organizers
Meditopos Workshop, http://meditopos.rll.lsa.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor