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Mediterranean Connectivities and Religious Communities, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, May 2–3, 2014

The Spain-North Africa Project (SNAP) and the Mediterranean Seminar University of California Multi-Campus Research Project are pleased to announce a two-day, two-part event at Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles.  This forum will provide opportunities for intellectual exchange among scholars of the Mediterranean who work in a variety of disciplines and time periods.

Friday, May 2, 2014: Power Relations and Religious Communities in the Western Mediterranean

WORKSHOP: The Consolidation of Identity on the Margins in North Africa
Moderator: Paul Sidelko (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
‘They shall come to you from the West with God’s religion’: Ibāḍī Doctrine and Berber Identity in Ibn Sallām’s Kitāb (ca. 875)
Mohamad Ballan (University of Chicago)
Commentator: Paul Love (University of Michigan)
Power and Vulnerability in the Biography of a Sixteenth-Century Moroccan Saint
Manuela Ceballos (Emory University)
Commentator: Emily Gottreich (University of California, Berkeley)

PANEL: Expressions of Power
Chair: Najwa al-Qattan (Loyola Marymount University)
Discussants: Abigail Krasner Balbale (Bard Graduate Center) & Camilo Gómez-Rivas (The American University in Cairo)
New Power, Old Territory, and Renewed Architecture in the 10th-Century Kingdom of León
Yoshihiko Ito (Tokyo University of Science)
From Tension to Violence: Inciting a Riot in Fifteenth-Century Castile
Thomas Devaney (University of Rochester)
Prophecy as Diplomacy: Morisco Prophecies of Henry IV of France
Marya T. Green-Mercado (University of Michigan)
Francisco Merry y Colom and the Ambivalent Spanish Encounter with Moroccan Jewery, 1860–1864
Sasha Pack (University of Buffalo)

PANEL: Expressions of Power
Chair: Yuen-Gen Liang (Wheaton College, Massachusetts)
Discussant: Audience
Power and Pilgrimage: al-Burzulī (d. 1438) on Sailing with Christians
Josie Hendrickson (University of Alberta)
Islamic Maps as Maghrib/Mediterranean Artifacts
Karen Pinto (Gettysburg College)
Subverting Cities: Roman Land and Rabbinic Assumption of Imperial Power in the Eastern Mediterranean
Gil Klein (Loyola Marymount University)

Saturday, May 3, 2014: Mediterranean Connectivities
A workshop consisting of three pre-circulated papers and a talk by featured scholar.

Commercial Conflict Resolution Across the Religious Divide in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean
Travis Bruce (History, Wichita State University)
Conceptualizing Cultural Interaction in Twelfth-Century Eastern Anatolia
Sergio La Porta (Armenian Studies, CSU Fresno)
The Extraterritorial Mediterranean: Consular Courts and Connectivity in Nineteenth-Century Morocco
Jessica Marglin (Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Featured scholar:
Mediterranean Connections of a Sixteenth-Century Egyptian `alim
Adam Sabra (History, University of California Santa Barbara)

Registration on site: $15 for public, $10 for students, free for members of LMU community. Pre-registration for the Saturday workshop is required; attendance is limited so please register soon.


Posted on Mar 24, 2014 in Courses & Workshops

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