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4th International Conference of Mediterranean Worlds - Istanbul, Turkey 09/12 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Department of History, 29 Mayis University, in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta; The Mediterranean Seminar, University of California Santa Cruz; Bern University, Department of the History of the Art, TransMediterraneanStudies 05.09.2012-07.09.2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 29 MAYIS UNIVERSITY, Department of History, Icadiye-Baglarbasi Caddesi, no: 40, 34662 Üsküdar/Istanbul, Turkey "The Mediterranean is not only a cultural and historical, neither a mystic and lyric space...One must chase the manifold Mediterranean paths, those of the traffics of the pilgrimage, of the extension of lives and the rivers' courses; the borders will then become fluctuant and blurred, even concentric and coherent by drawing ideal curves like ripples in the sea" - C.Magris There are countless discussions and publications, case studies and unresolved questions, and eventually, research projects on "histories in and the history of the Mediterranean", which all underline the commonalities and differences between the cultures and histories of the region. One issue should be kept in mind when considering these: It is no doubt very easy to be captivated by delightful similarities, overlooking diversity or, on the other extreme, to see insurmountable differences under the spell of modern national or global theories. However, the Mediterranean, a place of constant flux, should be more accurately described as 'hybrid': Frontier societies and particularly shores share an amalgam of cosmopolitan socio-economic and political structures. One example process that brings about hybridity is migration and its domino effect-style repercussions. Although classical historiography highlights the region as one 'source' for many ideas, species, social organizations and religions, it is also a perennial destination for outsiders. This can be evidenced by the salient immigrations of people from all directions towards the Middle Sea, not restricted to 'Völkerwanderung'. One can easily describe these waves of arrivals as multiple 'domino effects' which had corollary effects on the region in diverse localities. Shifts of ideas, modes of production, methodology, science, religion, language are among dynamics brought about successively by the various influxes to the region and yield hybrid outcomes. The dislocation of substances, structures, hierarchies, languages, religions and traditions in a domino effect facilitates the re-emergence of these social elements in the new location in novel and ingenious ways. In time, their imported or suspended character takes on a more permanent and assimilated character - a hybrid is born. Furthermore, the social transformations that follow the ending of colonial mandates, rising immigration, and economic liberalization profoundly alter existing social structures and entities. Like prolonged wars and natural disasters, colonial and post-colonial relations create long-lasting political instability or intellectual confusion, adding to the diversification of existing traditions. Here, we would like to focus on both the source and the outcome of various fluxes, as well as the process of generation, aiming not just to detect origins or traces of separate entities but also to study the liminality of the emerging planes. Our goal is to focus on the effects of mixture upon various elements in the Mediterranean, dwelling on outcomes that are not easily labeled as one thing or other, defining the critical stages of change. This would, in a sense, be an extension of the macro-micro history dialectic and the diversity of the local regional outcomes as analyzed by Braudel, Horden-Purcell, McCormick and Wickham which retain an undoubted appeal and interest as Magris and Matjievic have often pointed out. We hope that our rubric of 'Mediterranean Worlds' is broad enough to encompass the work of scholars conducting research across the whole range of elements of Mediterranean culture and history, while at the same time highlighting this year's special topic of 'domino effects and hybridization.' ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Programme 5 SEPTEMBER / WEDNESDAY 9.00 Registration 10.00 Welcome session 10.45-13.15 LITERARY HYBRIDITY; TRANSMISSION, TRANSLATION, VARIATION IN THE MEDIEVAL MEDITERRANEAN (Chair: Sharon KINOSHITA, UC Santa Cruz) Sharon KINOSHITA, "Romancing the Premodern Mediterranean," UC Santa Cruz, The Mediterranean Seminar, USA Bilal ORFALI, "The Arabic Adab Anthology: Site of Literary Hybridity?", American University of Beirut, Lebanon David WRISLEY, "Travelling Hellenic Wisdom in the Mediterranean," American University of Beirut, Lebanon BORDERS AND NETWORKS Matthew HARPSTER, "The Inhabited Sea of the Ancient Mediterranean," Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Bodrum, Turkey Philipp W. STOCKHAMMER, "Hybridity between Theory and Practice in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology," Heidelberg University, Germany Alessandro POGGIO, "The historical and cultural role of Anatolian shores: contacts and hybridisation before Alexander the Great," Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey Ozlem ÇAYKENT, 'Searching for a theory of Mediterranean' Istanbul 29 Mayis University, Istanbul 13.15-14.30 Lunch 14.30-16.00 HYBRID IDENTITIES AND DYNAMIC OF DIVERSITY IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: ORTHODOX-CATHOLIC ENCOUNTER (Chair: Elif Bayraktar TELLAN, Bilkent University, Turkey) Elif Bayraktar TELLAN, "Ayin-i Frenk among Rum reaya (Discourse of Ottoman documents in the late 17th and the 18th centuries)," Bilkent University, Turkey Hasan ÇOLAK, "Catholic-Orthodox clash in Ottoman Syria during the time of Silvestros, Patriarch of Antioch (1724-1766),"University of Birmingham, UK Theodosios KYRIAKIDIS, "Fragile Equilibrium between Orthodox and Catholics. The case of the Greek Orthodox bishop Meletios of Drama the 'Apodramas'," St. George Peristereota Research Centre, Greece Gülçin Tunali KOÇ, "Mufti Mahmud Efendi and two scholars from Kaisariani Monastery: Partnership for the history of Athens in the early eighteenth century," Istanbul EMPIRE AND AFTER (Chair: Akça ATAC, Cankaya University, Ankara) Dzavid DZANIC, "Indigenous Networks and Hybrid Ideologies in the French Mediterranean Empire, 1792-1848." Harvard University, USA Jan ASMUSSEN, "(Post-)Ottoman spaces. The "Other" and the "Common" in the Eastern Mediterranean," Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Gernmany Robert WALKER, "Anatolian origins of Greek political expression: the etymology of Grk. Arkhê," Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), France Ana RUEDA, "Turkey: the Ancient Hispano-Ottoman Rivalry and the Appeal of Novelty in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Culture," University of Kentucky, USA 16.15-17.45 DEFINING MINORITIES IN EARLY MODERN MEDITERRANEAN (Chair: Antonio STOPANI, University of Turin) Alessandro BUONO, "Istrian pilots" in Early Modern Venice. Maritime trade control in the Northern Adriatic Sea,"Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy Gian Claudio CIVALE, "Religious coexistence and segregation in a Spanish presidio. Tunis (1573-1574)," Università Statale di Milano, Italy Emanuele C. COLOMBO, "The construction of a diaspora. From Albanians to Arbëresh (16.-17.th centuries)," Catholic University of Milan, Italy Antonio STOPANI, "Colonization in reverse? The Albanian migration to Italy (15.-16.th centuries)," Politecnico-University of Turin, Italy THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLDS OF CERVANTES: CYPRUS, LEPANTO, AND ISTANBUL (Chair: María Antonia GARCÉS, Cornell University) María Antonia GARCÉS, "Cervantes Maps the Mediterranean: Orientalism and Cultural Hybridity in El Amante Liberal," Cornell University, USA Diana de ARMAS WILSON, "'A Spanish Ottoman': Cervantes's Play on Hybridity",University of Denver, USA Nicolás WEY GÓMEZ, "Maiming Fictions: War, Captivity, and Transculturation in Don Quijote," California Institute of Technology, USA 6 SEPTEMBER / THURSDAY 9:00-10.30 HYBRID DESTRUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION: 'INTERFAITH AND ETHNICS CROSSROADS' Alan MURRAY, "A Hierarchy of Peoples: Franks and Native Communities in the Principalities of Outremer (1099-1187)," University of Leeds, UK SloboDan PAICH, "Cultural Osmosis behind the Crusades," Artship Foundation, USA Anna CALIA, "Better the Ottoman Turban than the Latin Mitre: Greeks in the Ottoman Court in the Second Half of the Fifteenth Century," Advanced School of Historical Studies (University of San Marino) and Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France Michael J. WALSH, "Deals, Ideals, Sects and Assimilation: The elixir of co-existence in pre-Ottoman Famagusta ," Nanyang Technological University, Singapore ORNAMENTS OF DEATH: FUNERALS, ICONOGRAPHY AND TOMBS Julia NIKOLAUS, "Hybrid Identit(ies) in Late Roman Period Funerary Iconography? Or understanding Tripolitania in its Mediterranean context," University of Leicester, UK Rob RENS, Hybridity from birth until death? A case study in Hellenistic and Roman Pisidia," University of Leuven, Belgium Abir KASSEM, "The Hybridity reflected through the Lycian Tombs," Damanhour University, Egypt Ieva REKLAITYTE, (Manuel Bea, Javier Fanlo, Maria Angeles Magallon and Rafael Domingo) ("A Religious and Cultural Synthesis in the Post-Medieval Spain According to the Graveyard of Muel (Saragossa, Spain): a Muslim Maqbara or a Christian Cemetery?" University of Saragossa, Spain 10.45-13.15 "MANIFOLD HEGEMONIES ONE ISLAND; HYBRIDAZING MEDIEVAL CYPRUS (ca. 650-ca.1500) (Chair: Luca ZAVAGNO, EMU-Princeton University) Luca ZAVAGNO, "Two hegemonies, one island: Cyprus between the Byzantines and the Umayyads (650-850 A.D.)," Eastern Mediterranean University, TRNC- Princeton University Seyit ÖZKUTLU, "Emporium of the East: Medieval Famagusta; it's Harbour, Architecture and Society," University of Birmingham, UK Thomas KAFFENBERGER, "The Imaginary Model of a Franco-Byzantine Style - Reviewing Orthodox Church Architecture in Cyprus after ca. 1350,"Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany THE HYBRID AND THE GLOBAL: ART Abigail LAPIN DARDASHTI, "Claudio Bravo: Fused Identity," Institute of Fine Arts, NY, USA Dina RAMADAN "The Alexandria Biennale and Egypt's Shifting Mediterranean," Bard College, USA Bernd NICOLAI, "Domino Modernism - "International Méditerranée" as architectural alternative in the 1930s," University of Bern, Switzerland Marko KIESSEL, "A Mediterranean Hybrid Modern: Art Déco in Cyprus (1930s-1950s)," Cyprus International University, TRNC LOCAL VARIATIONS OF A MEDITERRANEAN TUNE: PHOENICIANS, GREEKS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN THE EARLY IRON AGE (Chair: Gert-Jan BURGERS, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome) Giulia SALTINI SEMERARI, "From 'mixed' settlements to structured identities: the role of culture contact in shaping southern Italy's territorial organisation," Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, Italy Gert-Jan BURGERS, "Landscapes of contact in Early Iron Age southern Italy," Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, Italy Eleftheria PAPPA, "Consuming other people's 'life-styles' but remaining 'local'? Appropriation, function and symbolism in cultural material uses in the Phoenician "Far West,'' Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jeremy HAYNE, "Peripheral entanglements: culture contact and material appropriations in Early Iron Age Sardinia," University of Glasgow, UK 13.15-14.30 Lunch 14.30-16.00 REVERSE PROCESSES: MODERNITY, POLITICS AND THEORY Dan TAMIR, "European Fascists and Hebrew Nationalists: The Generation of Hebrew Fascism in the Aftermath of the First World War," Historisches Seminar der Universität Zürich, Switzerland Ozan ÖZAVCI, "Hybrid Liberalisms in the Turkish Context," Izmir University, Turkey Mai MOGIB, "Domino theory and the Arab region," Cairo University, Egypt HYBRIDS IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND THEIR ROLE IN EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE (Chair: Miri SHEFER-MOSSENSOHN, Tel Aviv University) Miri SHEFER-MOSSENSOHN, "The Status of Hybrids: Ottoman Jewish Physicians in the Early Modern Period," Tel Aviv University, Israel Robert MORRISON, "Moses Galeano: A Trans-National Individual in Istanbul, Italy, and Crete," Bowdoin College, USA Tzvi LANGERMANN, "Cretan Jewish Hybrids and their Role in the Migration of Knowledge, "Bar Ilan University, Israel 16.15-17.45 KEY NOTE LECTURE: Eric R. DURSTELER, Brigham Young University: "Toward an Ecology of Language in the Early Modern Mediterranean" 7 SEPTEMBER / FRIDAY 9.00-10.30 READING AND THINKING ON THE HYBRID IN THE CITIES Zeynep AKTURE, "Does Architectural Hybridity Result from Acculturation or Resistance to It? The Case of the Ancient Theatres in the Mediterranean Basin," Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey Jemil BROWNSON, "A Cosmopolitan Mediterranean: City as Hybrid Self, Nostalgia, Illusion and Desire," United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates Lara EGGLETON, "The Pillars of Hercules and the translation of style and symbol in sixteenth-century Granada," University of Leeds, UK EXCHANGING COMMODITIES AND IDEAS: TRADE Federico RIGAMONTI, "Dealing with the Infidels: Interfaith trade between Sicily and the Barbary Coast (late 16th to mid-17th Centuries)," n a Ahmet USTA, "Assimilation of slaves and hybridization with the locals in 14th century Famagusta," Istanbul Üniversitesi, Turkey T. J. MACMASTER, "Slavery and the 7th Century Caesura," University of Edinburgh, UK Hiba ABID, "The Dalâ'il al-Khayrât of Sîdî ibn Sulaymân al-Jazûlî (d. 1465): the Intensive Spread of a Moroccan Sufi Prayer-Book in the Islamic World at the Pre-modern Period (16th - 18th centuries)," Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France 10.45-13.15 SPACES OF HYBRIDITY: THE CITY Emanuele INTAGLIATA, "Urban transformation and continuity. Palmyra and its 'dark ages'," University of Edinburgh, UK Gabriela CERDEGHEAN, "Hybrid Spaces and Identities in al-Andalus," Beloit College, USA Sabina de CAVI, "City Wrapping in Baroque Palermo (1650-1750)," researcher Ramón y Cajal, University of Córdoba, Spain RELIGIOUS ART AND ARCHITECTURE Aneilya BARNES, "The Hybridazation of Roman Imperial Architecture and Early Christian Basilicas," Coastal Carolina University, USA Diego PEIRANO, "The normalization imposed from above: the Constantinopolitan influence on the churches of the Justinian's time," Politecnico di Torino, Italy Margot HLEUNIG-HEILMANN, "Hybrid Gods in Hybrid Forms," University of Bern, Switzerland 13.15-14.30 Lunch WHEN EMPIRES CLASH: MODERN-DAY OUTCOMES OF HISTORICAL GREEK AND TURKISH LANGUAGE ENCOUNTERS (Chair: Petros KARATSAREAS, University of Cambridge) Petros KARATSAREAS, "Only the fittest will survive: metalinguistic awareness as a means of cultural survival among two Cappadocian-speaking communities in northern Greece," University of Cambridge, UK Matthias KAPPLER & Stavroula TSIPLAKOU, "Precarious stability: the case of Cypriot Turkish," M. Kappler, University of Cyprus/University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" &S.Tsiplakou, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus Ioanna SITARIDOU, "Ottoman linguistic survival in a post-Ottoman context: the case of Romeyka,"University of Cambridge, Queens' College, UK Ioanna SITARIDOU & Stergios CHATZIKYRIAKIDIS "Cultural survival shifts focus: the case of Pontic Greek," University of Cambridge, Queens' College & Royal Holloway, University of London/Open University of Cyprus 16.15-17.45 FINAL SESSION: COMMENTARY (Chair: Thomas DITTELBACH, Universität Bern , Switzerland) PLEASE NOTE THAT AT TIMES THERE ARE PARALLEL SESSIONS ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Prof. Dr. Thomas Dittelbach Universität Bern Institut für Kunstgeschichte Forschungsstelle TransMediterraneanStudies Hodlerstras email@example.com Homepage <http://medworldsfour.wordpress.com/> URL zur Zitation dieses Beitrages <http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=19794> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ H-Soz-u-Kult übernimmt keine Gewähr für die Richtigkeit, Vollständigkeit oder Aktualität der von unseren Nutzern beigetragenen Inhalte. 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