Monthly Archives: January 2016

Call for Papers: The Levant and Europe: Shipping and Trade. Networks of People and Knowledge

2nd International Conference of The Levantine Heritage Foundation

2 – 4 November, 2016 Europe House and the Hellenic Centre, London

In November 2016, the Levantine Heritage Foundation is organizing its second interdisciplinary conference, entitled “The Levant and Europe: Shipping and Trade – Networks of People and Knowledge,” in London, at Europe House and the Hellenic Centre.

Building on the success of the groundbreaking first international conference on Levantines in Istanbul, 2014, this conference will emphasize the theme of trade as the central dynamic in the creation of a Levantine world, with complex economic networks giving rise to equally complex social, cultural, political, and material interactions and syntheses.

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Table ronde: Mediterranean Diasporas

Mediterranean Diasporas. Politics and Ideas in the long 19th century

21 Jan 2016 17:00 – 19:00
IEA de Paris
Hôtel de Lauzun
17 quai d’Anjou
75004 Paris

Table ronde organisée par Konstantina Zanou, résidente de l’IEA de Paris, et Maurizio Isabella (Queen Mary, University of London) à l’occasion de la publication de l’ouvrage “Mediterranean Diasporas. Politics and Ideas in the long 19th century”

Discuss with the editors:
Bernard Heyberger (EHESS),
Wolfgang Kayser (Université Paris 1-Sorbonne)
Ali Yaycioglu (Stanford University)
Antonis Liakos (University of Athens)

Chair:
Keith Baker (IEA Paris-Stanford University)

The discussion will be held in English and French

Book presentation

Mediterranean Diasporas looks at the relationship between displacement and the circulation of ideas within and from the Mediterranean basin in the long 19th century. In bringing together leading historians working on Southern Europe, the Balkans, and the Ottoman Empire for the first time, it builds bridges across national historiographies, raises a number of comparative questions and unveils unexplored intellectual connections and ideological formulations.

The book shows that in the so-called age of nationalism the idea of the nation state was by no means dominant, as displaced intellectuals and migrant communities developed notions of double national affiliations, imperial patriotism and liberal imperialism. By adopting the Mediterranean as a framework of analysis, the collection offers a fresh contribution to the growing field of transnational and global intellectual history, revising the genealogy of 19th-century nationalism and liberalism, and reveals new perspectives on the intellectual dynamics of the age of revolutions.

Conference: Migrations and the Mediterranean

Migrazioni e Mediterraneo
Due linee di ricerca per la Storia moderna
Incontro di studio rivolto a giovani studiose e studiosi
(Catania, 22-23 gennaio 2016)
PROGRAMMA
VENERDÌ 22 GENNAIO – Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali
9.00-9.15 | Apertura dei lavori e saluti
SESSIONE 1
9.15-10.45 | Panel 1: Reti consolari nel Mediterraneo. Percorsi e metodologie a confronto (secc. XVII-XIX) | modera: Rossella Cancila (Università di Palermo)
Annalisa Biagianti (Università di Pisa), Introduzione
Umberto Signori (Università di Milano), Informare e proteggere: la rete consolare veneta nel Mediterraneo orientale (1670-1715)
Emiliano Beri (Università di Genova), I consoli genovesi del Tirreno (1640-1797)
Annalisa Biagianti (Università di Pisa), La rete consolare francese nell’Adriatico durante le guerre napoleoniche (1797-1814)
10.45-11.00 | Coffee break
11.00-12.30 | Panel 2: Diaspore moderne. Esilio, identità e migrazioni fra Europa e spazi atlantici (XVI-XVIII secolo) | modera: Gérard Delille (EHESS, Parigi)
Martino Laurenti (Université Paris 8), Introduzione
Marco Bettassa (Università di San Marino), La migrazione valdese in Germania (1698-1699)
Martino Laurenti (Université Paris 8), La migrazione dei valdesi del Piemonte verso l’America coloniale britannica, 1730-1735
Federico Zuliani (Warburg Institute, London/Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici, Napoli), Le chiese italofone della Rezia e l’emigrazione dalla Penisola alla luce del corpo pastorale (1540-1620)
12.30-14.30 | Pausa pranzo
SESSIONE 2
14.30-16.00 | Panel 3: Lo spazio di una nazione non ancora compiuta: l’Italia tra Atlantico e Mediterraneo nell’Ottocento globale | modera: Giuseppe Marcocci (Università della Tuscia)
Elisabetta Serafini (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Introduzione
Elisabetta Serafini (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), ‘Mediterraneismi’ italiani nel XIX secolo
Matteo Morandini (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Il Mediterraneo del Risorgimento: circuiti comunicativi ed espedienti retorici
Luca Coniglio (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), La nuova frontiera: l’emigrazione politica degli italiani negli Stati Uniti (1815-1860)