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Meditopos Conference: Power and the Mediterranean

Keynote Address:, Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona
Friday, November 13, 2015
4:00-6:00 PM
East Conference Room on the Fourth Floor Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
NOVEMBER 13-15, 2015

Conference Program

Friday, November 13

Introductions 4:00 PM

Power in the Ancient Mediterranean 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Natalie Abell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Power Relationships and Production Practices in the Bronze Age Aegean
Sienna Kang, Stanford University – Divine Kinship in the Ancient World: A Comparative Examination of Processes of State Formation and Ideology Building Among Ancient City-States and Territorial States
Ronnie Shi, Stanford University – The Mediterranean Slave Trade, Warfare, and Greek Power Relations in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE
Sarah Davies, Whitman College – Weaving a Frayed Tapestry: Polybius and the Ancient Origins of ‘Mediterraneanism’
Moderator: Aileen Das

Keynote Lecture by Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
"The Power of a 'View from Land and Sea' for the Mediterranean World"

Saturday, November 14

Cinematic Power and Visual Culture 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ifigenia Gonis, Harvard University – Depictions of Migration and Immigration in Greek Cinema
Kristin Barry, Ball State University – The Visual Culture of Legitimacy: The Lasting Trojan War Identity in the Forming of the Mediterranean
Katherine Rice, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Memories of Kings: Visualizing Power and Identity in the Royal Necropolis of Amaseia
Moderator: Megan Holmes

Evolving Power Relations in the 19th Century 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dzavid Dzanic, Harvard University – The Bourbon Mediterranean and the droit des gens in Algeria, 1815-1830
Sarah Ghabrial, Columbia University – A Minister of Constantinople: Sawas Pacha and the ‘Islamization of Law’ in Colonial Algeria, 1892-1910
Shana Minkin, Sewanee, University of the South – Dying to be French: French consular death registries in late nineteenth-century Alexandria
Etienne Charrière, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Crossing the Aegean: The Rise of the Modern Greek Novel and the Question of Power
Moderator: Devi Mays

Within and Without: Views of the Early Modern Mediterranean 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Marianne Kupin-Lisbin, University of Rochester – Sufi Christian Saints: Shared Sacred Power in the 16th-Century Ottoman Balkans
Joshua White, University of Virginia – Defining the Ottoman Mediterranean: Law and the Limits of Imperial Power
John Porter, Southern Methodist University – “What Men Desire:” The Prince of Morocco and Mediterranean Power in The Merchant of Venice
Ian Hathaway, Yale University – Bureaucratic Instruments and the Control of the Sea: Letters of Safe Passage from the Order of St. John’s Libri bullarum
Moderator: Mayte Green-Mercado

Sunday, November 15

Contemporary Narratives 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Joanna Myers, University of Oregon – “The Blue and the Black:” Making Connections Through Retelling Conflicts in Mid-Century Mediterranean Noir
Elizabeth Marcus, Columbia University – The Two Language Problem: Sélim Abou, Lebanon, and the Ethnolinguistic Nation
Mathilde Zederman, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London – The Diasporic Tunisian Political Space in France after the 2011 Revolution: Towards New Power Relation Dynamics?
Moderator: TBA

Mapping Power: Movement and Migration 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Igor Tchoukarine, University of Minnesota – War, Migration, and Identity in the 20th Century through the Life of a Dalmation Seafarer
Sarah DeMott, New York University – Colonial Intersections: Subaltern mobility between Sicily and Tunisia
Tommaso Manfredini, Columbia University – Engaging the Border: Io sto con la sposa
Argyro Nicolaou, Harvard University – Sharing Power and the Mediterranean
Moderator: Michèle Hannoosh
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Modern Greek Program
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