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”
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.
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.
dealing with these past and present configurations of transnationalism are invited
to contribute to an interdisciplinary discussion involving Mediterranean
philosophy, history, language, literature and culture.
also consider the question of Mediterranean transnationalism both conceptually
and in comparative analyses engaging European, Arab and other states outside
the Mediterranean vista, among other possibilities.
Conference topics include:
movement: notions of home(land), nomadism, migration, diaspora, refugees;
arrangement: space and borders, locality, globalization;
processes: from archaeological to contemporary influx;
Linguistic, Artistic, Cinematic, Media and Digital representations of
proposals should be sent to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
should not exceed 500 words including title of paper, full name of author and
Closing date for
submission of proposals – 31 August 2015.