2021 IMS Conference

Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies

▶ Title : Civilizational Exchange in the Central Mediterranean & Renaissance

▶ Topic : General topics relevant to the central Mediterranean region

▶ Date : 1st-2nd of October, 2021. (Korean Standard Time)

▶ Venue : Busan University of Foreign Studies, Busan, Republic of Korea homepage

▶ Host : Institute for Mediterranean Studies(Busan University of Foreign Studies)

▶ Support : Korea Reseach Foundation, Busan University of Foreign Studies

▶ Application : Please send abstract within 200 words to icims@ims.or.kr by 30th of July, 2021

▶ Accommodation : IMS provides 1night of accommodation for foreign presenters

▶ IMS Homepage : www.ims.or.kr Email : icims@ims.or.kr

▶ Registration link : Click here

▶ Conference Program : Download

▶ Please note that this conference may change into blending conference according to pandemic situation.


I am delighted to invite you to attend the International Conference of the 20th anniversary of the Foundation of Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS). On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I look forward to welcoming you in Busan, Republic of Korea from March 24 to 26, 2016.
In December 1997, IMS is founded with research interests on general aspects of civilizations and of promote academic exchange in the diverse fields of Mediterranean Studies. IMS was selected as one of the members of Humanities Korea Project supported by the National Research Foundation from 2007. The Humanities Korea Project is to foster studies in liberal arts. IMS receives sponsor each year from the Korean Government to promote research that will advance the boundaries of Liberal Arts and International Area Studies. It may be mentioned that IMS secured this project amidst tough competition from more than fifty research institutions and consortiums.
As a result of various international activities and thanks to the contributions of junior scholars who have done Mediterranean studies at many universities around the world and later returned to Korea, the IMS has been able to increase this visibility on the international stage.
This conference will bring together researchers and educators from around world who are engaged in the Mediterranean Studies. Plan to join us at what will be a memorable international event.


Byoung Joo HAH
President of Conference
Organizing Committee


Renaissance of Civilizational Exchange in the Central Mediterranean

This conference includes the academic field of History, Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Politics in the perspective of exchange with in depth presentation and discussion of domestic and international expertises in Mediterranean Studies. It also aims to seek opportunities to approach Mediterranean Civilizational-Exchange Studies in multiple perspective through interdisciplinary research.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for the session themes received by June 29, 2018 will be considered under the standard review process. The format and submission guidelines will be available at www.imsmdb.com/icims.html. Abstracts should be between 250 and 500 words.

Important Dates

▶  Please send abstract within 200 words to icims@ims.or.kr by 30th of July, 2021

* IMS provides 1 night of accommodation for foreign presenters

Official Languages

The official languages for presentation is Korean and English.



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Title AuthorAffliation
1. Understanding of Byzantine Cultural influx in the Renaissance Period (KOR) Kim, Cha GyuMyongji Univ.
2. The Renaissance as a Shift in Thinking (KOR) Kim, Yun GuMyongji Univ.
3. Study of Ancient Egypt in Medieval Islamic World and Renaissance in Europe Period (KOR) Kim, Jeoung MyoungMyongji Univ.
4. Renaissance of Civilization Exchange in Medieval Central Mediterranean (KOR) Kim, Jung HaBUFS
5. The Central Saharan Trade Route and the development of Kanem-Bornu civilization (KOR) Kim, Kwang SuHUFS
6. Ottoman Empire~Sicily Civilizational Exchange Focused on the migration and settlement in Ottoman Empire of Sicilian Jews (KOR) Yang, Min JiBUFS
7. Fatimid Dynasty’s Religious Policy in North Africa and Sicily (KOR) Hwang, Byeong HaChosun Univ.
8. Tunis: Renaissance Portrayals of an Islamic City (ENG) Liang, Yuen-GenAcademia Sinica
9. Identity of Marseille as Mediterranean city of immigrants (KOR) Kim, Hyeon zooDankook Univ.
10. Music Activities of Syrian Refugees in the UK: Primordial Sentiments and Social Integration (ENG) Noriko SatoPukyong Nat'l Univ.
11. The Developmental Impact of the Environmental Cooperation in the Central Mediterranean Region (ENG) Nilly Kamal ElamirIndependent Researcher
12. Jihadism in Tunisia and Its Limitations (KOR) Song, Sang HyunDankook Univ.
13. Ottoman-Spanish Relations in the 16th Century : Focused on Economic-Commercial Relations Woo Deok ChanBUFS
14. Alexandria as a meeting point of Civilisational Exchange (ENG) M.GamalAustralian Federal Government
15. Imperial Diction: Language and Politics in a Mediterranean Exchange (ENG) Oscar Aguirre MandujanoUniv. of Pennsylvania
16. Sicily as crossway of civilization (KOR) Lee, Jong HwaMyongji Univ.
17. Sufism in Central Mediterranean and its effects (ENG) Jin, So YoungBUFS
18. The 'idyllic gate further south': the dialectics of loss in Raja Shehadeh's life writing (ENG) Elena CardonaMalta Univ.
19. The Status of Inheritance of the Coptic minority women in Egypt (ENG) Marzie MozafariBUFS
20. Francesco Guicciardini’s Influence on Spain and the New World (ENG) Song NoPurdue Univ.
21. Andalusian and Sicilian Rationalism, Underlying the European Rationalism and the Renaissance (ENG) M.H. MozafariBUFS
22. The Role and Implication of ‘Kutama’ of Berber in the process of Islamization of Sicily (KOR) Lim, Gi DaeBUFS
23. Youth Drinking in Italy and Familism (KOR) Heo, Yu HoeBUFS
24. Marzapane, Product of Mediterranean cultural exchange (KOR) Ra, Young soonYonsei Univ.
25. A Study of Albert Camus' view on the meaning of life by referring to his novel "The Plague" (ENG) Motahare MozafariBUFS
26. Intercultural Encounters in Ancient Sicily (ENG) Sebastian MullerBUFS
27. The historical interactions between Tunisia and Italy and its architectural and anthropological traces today (ENG) Faysal CherifManouba Univ.

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1. Historical Review and Implications on Maghreb’s and Mediterranean's Response to the African Refugee Problem Kim, Kwang SuHUFS
2. Religious Conflict and Coexistence in the Central Mediterranean Sea: The Case of Djerba Island Lim, Gi DaeIMS/BUFS
3. Liberal Peace-Building in Libya Hwang, Kyu DeugHUFS (Zoom)
4. The Impact of the Current Lybian Situation on Tunisia Faysal CherifManouba University, Tunisia (Zoom)
5. History as a Political Issue in Intra-Maghreb Relations Ammar MohandOran University, Algeria (Zoom)
6. Myth of Attila and Historicity of Nibelungenlied Bae, Seon BokKNSU
7. Study on Intertextuality between Turkish ‘Nasreddin Hoca’ and Sicilian ‘Giufà’ Folktales Yang, Min JiIMS/BUFS
8. Black Men and Women in Arabic Literature Mohamed Al-AskaryHUFS
9. Confrontation of Love and Reason in Elif Shafak’s “The Forty Rules of Love” Motahare MozafariBUFS
10. A study on the construction of humanities data that fits the concept of Glocal Kim, BaroAcademy of Korean Studies
11. A Study on 'Academic-type ICT Convergence' Research Methodology -Focused on Utilizing Digital Maps- Kang, Ji HoonIMS/BUFS
12. Analytical Locality: Transforming Old Documents to Digital Data  Jamie Jungmin Yoo, Lee, Chang HeeYonsei University, Korea University
13. Relation Balance Theory Kim, Jung HaIMS/BUFS
14. Cultural Dialectics Represented through Italian Narratives Kim, Hee JungBUFS (Zoom)
15. Conquest of Sicily in the Context of Jurisprudence Mohammad Hassan MozafariIMS/BUFS
16. Literary Rivalry between Italy and Spain: Francisco de Quevedo and Giacomo Castellani Song NoPurdue University, USA (Zoom)
17. The Symbolic Meaning of Swastika Found in the Ancient Mediterranean Choi, Hae YoungChonnam National University (Zoom)
18. The Impact of Ancient Greek Migration on Sicily: The Case of Morgantina Sebastian MüllerIMS/BUFS
19. Post Medieval Muticultural Time Capsules. Shipwrecks as Mirrors of Mediterranean Multiculturalism, Trade and Culture Zrinka MileusnićUniversity of Primorska, Slovenia (Zoom)
20. Tracing Interactions between Neolithic and Eneolithic Communities of the Northern Adriatic Sea and their Neighbours Alenka TomažUniversity of Primorska, Slovenia (Zoom)
21. Christianization versus Islamisation: A Comparative Study of Medieval Sicily Mona FaroukIMS/BUFS
22. Memory has the Edge(s): geo-poetics and life writing in Stephanos Stephanides’s The Wind Under My Lips Norbert BugejaMalta University, Malta (Zoom)
23. Ethnogenesis and Schismogenesis of Syriac Orthodox Christians Noriko SatoPukyong National University
24. Tartar Slaves in Late Fourteenth Century Florence Nam, Jong KukEwha Womans University
25. Ottoman Empire and Mediterranean in 16th Century Woo, Deok ChanBUFS
26. Misionary Activities in Islands of Rhodes and Crete at the end of the 19th Century Mustafa ÜnalErciyes University, Turkey (Zoom)
27. Coexistence in the Cyprus after the British Colonisation Era Gökhan EselErciyes University, Turkey (Zoom)

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Title Author
* From Permeable Frontiers to Border Divisions John Chircop
1. Linguistic Policy and Language Planning in the French Mediterranean CHANG, Ni Na
2. Latin Grammatical Teaching in the Middle Ages JANG, Jee Yeon
3. Iranian Language and Culture Teaching Through Analyzing Persian Expressions KWAK, Sae Ra
4. The Mediterranean in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative Enrico Maria Fardella
5. Mysticism Along the Mediterranean Sea TONAGA Yasushi
6. Scientific Interactions between Iranian and Andalusian Scholars Mohammad Hassan Mozafari
7. Northern Painters and Southern Book Owners : The Isabella Breviary and The Grimani Breviary LEE, Hye Min
8. Myths of the Sea: A Review on the Figure of Medusa CHOI, Hae Young
9. Greek Votive Offerings for Victories in Battles: from the Battle of Aegospotami to the Battle of Mantinia (405-362 B.C.) KIM, Hye Jin
10. The Strategic Jewish Approach of the Mediterranean affairs Hoda Darwish
11. Moroccan Religious Identity to fight Fundamentalism Mohamed El Bouchikhi
12. Rumors and Reports : The Web of Information in the Early Modern Mediterranean Eric Dursteler
13. A Review on the Social Function and the Criterion of Justification of Violence Presented in the Bible  CHOI, Ja Young
14. The Growth of Cohousing in the Mediterranean Area : Case study of the Urban Village Bovisa (Italy) Djamil Benghida
15. Transformation and Expansion of Norman Architecture in the Case of Medieval Palermo HONG, Yong Jin
16. Mediterranean Identity in the Viewpoint of Civilization : Focus on ‘The Theory of Relation Balance’ KIM, Jung Ha
17. Reconsideration of the Thesis of Sallust in “Bellum Iugurthinum” : Revision on the Thesis’ Reasonability and the Original Intention of Sallust SON, Tae Chang
18. The Development of Conflict Resolution Protest in Mediterranean NO, Hyung Nam
19. Ethics of Gaze, Politics of Friendship : The Breathless Lives of Dardenne Brothers' La Promesse PARK, Eun Ji
20. Mediterranean in Jean Luc Godard’s Film : Film Socialism KIM, Hye Shin
21. Cloud Image in the Pictures of Hermann Hesse JANG, Sung Wook
22. Mutual Exchanges between Arabic Literatures and European Literatures in the medieval Ages Lee, Jong-Wha
23. Saudi Bureaucratic System and Its Influence on Oil Policy in the 1980s SONG, Sang Hyun
24. The Mediterranean Syrian Refugee Crisis: Lessons from Turkey Sonia Benghida
25. The Italian Risorgimento : Open Frontiers between Sicily and Malta in 1860 Arnold Cassola
26. Family, Reproduction, and Empire : A New Approach to the Mediterranean? Gen Liang
27. Transatlantic Humanism and Fanaticism : Bartolomé de las Casas Song No
28. The Impact of Mediterranean Cultures North of the Alps from the Seventh to the Fifthcentury BC Sebastian Müller
29. Franciscans and the Sea Hisashi Yakou
30. Problems Faced by the Berber Culture in the Modern Algerian Society and the Associated Arguments LIM, Gi Dae
31. The Transition of Pearl Trade: From Natural Pearls to Japanese Cultured Ones Noriko Sato
32. The Role of Egypt in Trade and Commerce during the Mamluk Period Wan Kamal MUJANI
33. Medieval Encounters between East and West in the Mediterranean World: the Doge’s Palace of Venice(14-15C) Lee-Niinioja, Heesook
34. Muslim in Europe and Islamophobia CHOI, Jae Hoon

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1. 다문화와 예술 융합교육의 방법과 실제 문형진동덕여대
2. 지역공동체 다문화 현황과 과제 권오경부산외대
3. 야코포 데 바르바리(jacopo de Barbari)와 베네치아 지도 라영순중앙대
4. 유럽 인쇄술의 발전 양상 최경은연세대
5. 15-16세기 볼로냐와 피렌체에서 발생한 문화적 내부교류 구지훈한국외대
6. 한문학의 디지털인문학적 연구 방법 시론 구지현선문대
7. 인공지능 시대의 지역학 김바로중앙대
8. 역사지리정보시스템(HGIS)을 통한 교통로 역사지리정보의 설계 - 경기도 광주의 조선후기~현대 교통로를 중심으로 김현종한국학중앙연구원
9. A Catalyst in the Central Mediterranean and the Hospitaller Order of St. John (1530-1798) Carmel CassarMalta Univ.
10. The Latest Research on Bronze Age Hillforts in Istria Sebastian Muller부산외대
11. '알안달루스(Al-Andalus)'의 문화유산과 아랍의 ‘정체성(Identity)'에 관한 소고 하병주부산외대
12. 안달루스에서 만난 동서고전문학 이종화명지대
13. Exchange of Thought between Persians and Andalusians Mohammad Hassan Mozafari부산외대
14. The Role of North African Writers in the Development of French Literature Motahare Mozafari부산외대
15. 구어체 아랍어 전자지도 설계 이동열부산외대
16. 이집트의 집단 정체성과 파라오 김수정, 윤용수부산외대
17. 비(非)GCC 왕정국가의 걸프통화동맹안 가입 가능성에 대한 연구 정혜선이화여대
18. The New discoveries of Natural Gas in Mediterranean and its impacts on the international relations (Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine) Mona Farouk부산외대
19. 사우디아라비아 경제 다각화를 위한 노력과 사우디 비전 2030 송상현단국대
20. 에도의 천재 엔지니어 호소카와 한조 최경국명지대
21. 비잔티움의 오토마타 - 솔로몬 보좌를 중심으로 김차규명지대
22. 혁신 도시 바그다드와 중세 이슬람 세계의 오토마타 김정명명지대
23. 중세 지중해 다문화 문명교류 김정하부산외대
24. 지중해 문명교류의 첨단도시 - 탄자 최재훈가천대
25. 이븐 주바이르 시대의 기독교와 이슬람의 관계 남종국이화여대