CALL FOR PAPERS
2016 International Mediterranean Conference
co-organised by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies
the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta
“Transnational imaginaries: the Mediterranean past and presence”
The fourth conference in the series organised by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies and the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta will be held on the 27-28 January 2016 at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies.
The articulations of a transnational imaginary have always been present in the Mediterranean region where borders have often been porous, generating viable, alternative visions and conceptions of what constitutes ‘Mediterranean identity.’ Pointing to the crux of current debates and scholars in Mediterranean studies that transcend national boundaries and enmities, this conference seeks to explore the Mediterranean through the mapping of a history of cultural exchanges found on or affected by ’transnational imaginaries’, that is, the crossing and redrawing of borders through culturally generated and imaginary maps.