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Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

Following in the footsteps of Fernand Braudel, an increasing number of recent studies show that the Mediterranean basin might be considered as a “borderland”, “borderscape”  or “Frontier” suggesting that this area is not strictly a border between Christian and Muslim civilization, but a basin in which the two traditions and cultures meet and overlap, with an extraordinary variety of reactions to the hegemonic practices (acceptance, conflict, refusal, dissent). The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars who will discuss, from different perspectives and with a multidisciplinary approach, the variety of themes (topics) which revolve around the common issue of reflecting the problem of borderlands as a consequence of the encounter between Christendom and Ottoman Empire in the Early modern Mediterranean. The starting point of examination will be images, i.e. the usage of images (pictures, mental images, literary images and other visual representations …) as historical evidence.

Announcement

Presentation

The COST Action “Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350-1750)” [CA 18129] is launching a call for a Conference entitled “Images and Borderlands: Mediterranean basin between Christendom and Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern Age”. The event that we are disseminating is being organised within the this project, which as the purpose to provide a transnational and interdisciplinary approach capable of overcoming the segmentation that currently characterizes the study of relations between Christianity and Islam in late medieval and early modern Europe and the Mediterranean. We aim to create a network that will help to provide a comprehensive understanding of past relations between Christianity and Islam in the European context through the addressing of three main research problems: otherness, migration and borders. To know more about the project, please visit our website https://is-le.eu.

Scope

Following in the footsteps of Fernand Braudel, an increasing number of recent studies show that the Mediterranean basin might be considered as a “borderland” (Darling 2012), “borderscape” (Brambilla 2016) or “Frontier” (Castelnuovo 2000) suggesting that this area is not strictly a border between Christian and Muslim civilization, but a basin in which the two traditions and cultures meet and overlap, with an extraordinary variety of reactions to the hegemonic practices (acceptance, conflict, refusal, dissent). The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars who will discuss, from different perspectives and with a multidisciplinary approach, the variety of themes (topics) which revolve around the common issue of reflecting the problem of borderlands as a consequence of the encounter between Christendom and Ottoman Empire in the Early modern Mediterranean. The starting point of examination will be images, i.e. the usage of images (pictures, mental images, literaly images and other visual representations …) as historical evidences (Burke 2008).

Dates: 16-17 September 2020.

Place: Split (Croatia), City Museum of Split, Papaličeva 1

Scientific coordinators

  • Ivana Čapeta Rakić (icapeta@ffst.hr)
  • Giuseppe Capriotti (giuseppe.capriotti@unimc.it)

Submission Guidelines

This call for papers is now open for those researchers who are interested in participating in the conference. Both early stage scholars as well as senior scholars are welcome.

Scholars from different study fields are encouraged

to give their proposals in order to achieve the goals of interdisciplinarity and plurality of dialogue. They are invited to submit their proposals with a title, an abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief bio (maximum of 10/12 lines) to Ivana Čapeta Rakić, Ph.D (icapeta@ffst.hr ) and Giuseppe Capriotti, Ph.D. (giuseppe.capriotti@unimc.it). 

Deadline for sending a proposal is 20th March 2020.

Places

  • City Museum of Split, Papaličeva 1
    Split, Croatia (21 000)

Date(s)

  • Friday, March 20, 2020

Keywords

  • Images and Borderlands, Mediterranean basin, Christendom, Ottoman Empire, Early Modern Age

Contact(s)

  • Giuseppe Capriotti
    courriel : giuseppe [dot] capriotti [at] unimc [dot] it
  • Ivana Čapeta Rakić
    courriel : icapeta [at] ffst [dot] hr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Inês Coutinho
    courriel : info [at] is-le [dot] eu

To cite this announcement

« Images and Borderlands: Mediterranean basin between Christendom and Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern Age », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, https://calenda.org/757666

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