Monthly Archives: April 2015

Call for Papers: “Power and the Mediterranean”

November 13-15, 2015

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Keynote Speaker: 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?

The conference is aimed at graduate students and junior faculty.We encourage submissions from a range of disciplines including, but not limited to, literary studies, anthropology, sociology, history, political science and international relations, art history, women’s studies, classical and ancient studies, as well as other area studies.

Submission may address questions including: How have power relations in the Mediterranean been figured across history? When and how is power exchanged between states, communities, and individuals? How is power relevant to discussions of politics, culture, and the future of the Mediterranean? How are power relations affected by migration and movement within the Mediterranean region and beyond?

Submission Instructions: Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted via email by June 15, 2015 to Susan Abraham,

Colloque international « Une respublica marchande européenne (XVe -XVIIIe siècle) ? Mobilités, échanges, identités »

9 et 10 avril 2015 (jeudi et vendredi matin) Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne (salle de formation, D-032, 1er étage)

Organisation : Bertrand Haan et Jean-Philippe Priotti.

Avec le soutien du Labex ENHE (axe 3 – L’humanisme européen), de la Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, de l’HLLI (Université du Littoral), de l’Université ParisSorbonne et du Centre Roland Mousnier (Université Paris-Sorbonne/CNRS).

Journée du jeudi 9 avril 2015

9h00 – Introduction, par Jean-Philippe Priotti et Bertrand Haan

Formation d’une culture politique commerciale européenne, Session présidée par Jochen Hoock (Université Paris 7)

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Transfaires impériaux: Turquie, Russie

Annonce de la journée d’études “Transfaires impériaux : Turquie, Russie” organisée par le CESSMA et ICT le 15 avril 2015 à l’Université Paris Diderot, bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, salle 870.

Avec la participation du programme “Matières à transfaire. Espaces-temps d’une globalisation (post-)ottomane” (ANR-12-GLOB-003).

Programme des interventions

9h – Accueil des participants : Véronique DUPONT (directrice adjointe du CESSMA)

9h15 – Présentation : O. BOUQUET, M. AYMES (coord. ANR TRANSFAIRE)

Première partie : Sociétés de frontière

Président de séance : Zacarias MOUTOUKIAS

9h40 – Étienne PEYRAT (IEP Paris) :

Kars, au hasard de la frontière (1900-1918)

10h10 – Zaur GASIMOV (Orient-Institut, Istanbul) :

Entre science et politique. Ahmet Caferoðlu comme « agent de transformation », linguiste

et public intellectual

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Mobility and Human Subjectivities

TML Workshop Programme, Venice, 20-21 Sept 2015

Transforming methodologies and disciplinary frameworks. A workshop on mobility and human subjectivities

The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars whose innovative work on ideas of mobility has challenged disciplinary boundaries and methodological frameworks, opening new and exciting ways of furthering the study of human subjectivities, identities and notions of cultural belonging. From different disciplinary backgrounds and proceeding from a range of critical perspectives, each speaker will explore how subjectivity is articulated within transnational spaces where individual and collective identities are constantly shaped and transformed.

Discussion will be facilitated by members of the project team of Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures –

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