The graduate student conference “Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean” conference will be held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign over a period of two days: Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2013.
This conference will explore the risk of crossing borders and boundaries- whether national, psychological, cultural, or political – of the Mediterranean. The organizers would like to invite graduate students with interests that span antiquity to present day and hope to include participants across multiple disciplines. Proposals may address, but are not restricted to, the following areas of study:
Art History Anthropology Arabic Classics Comparative Literature Gender and Sexuality Film and Media Studies History Linguistics Performance Studies Philosophy Political Science Romance Languages
Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes (approximately 8-10 pages of double-spaced text). Please send an abstract and cover sheet with the title of your paper, your name, affiliation, and contact information (including phone number and e-mail address) to the conference organizers – Ashley DiGregorio and Elysse Longiotti – at mediterraneanconf(at)mx.uillinois.edu. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length and should be in Microsoft Word format and should be sent by Nov. 16.
For more information regarding the conference, please refer to the conference website: http://publish.illinois.edu/mediterraneanconf/