A call for papers has been issued for the Medworlds 4- “Domino Effects and Hybridization of the Mediterranean” Conference, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Department of History, 29 Mayis University, in collaboration with The Mediterranean Seminar and Research Centre of Trans-Mediterranean Studies, University of California; Bern University, Department of the History of the Art, TransMediterraneanStudies.
There are countless discussions and publications, case studies and unresolved questions, and eventually, research projects on “histories in and the history of the Mediterranean”, which all underline the commonalities and differences between the cultures and histories of the region. One issue should be kept in mind when considering these: It is no doubt very easy to be captivated by delightful similarities, overlooking diversity or, on the other extreme, to see insurmountable differences under the spell of modern national or global theories. However, the Mediterranean, a place of constant flux, should be more accurately described as ‘hybrid’: Frontier societies and particularly shores share an amalgam of cosmopolitan socio-economic and political structures.
Suggested panel presentations comprising 3-4 presenters and chairperson (please submit 3/4 x 250-word abstract and a short rationale for the panel theme) may be submitted to the organizers, as well as 250-word abstracts for twenty-minute papers. Please visit the website http://medworldsfour.wordpress.com/ for more details about the Call for Papers and submission details.