Open call for for applications to participate in the Conference: “Soldiers, prisoners and converts between permeable borders in the Mare Nostrum (16th-18th centuries)”

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 7, 2020
Location: 
Italy
Subject Fields: 
Modern European History / Studies, Maritime History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Borderlands

The COST Action “Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350-1750)” [CA 18129] is launching a call for a conference “Soldiers, prisoners and converts between permeable borders in the Mare Nostrum (16th-18th centuries)”. 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.

 

The plurality of religions and legal-normative systems coexisting in the Mediterranean spaces has generated complex configurations which escape unilateral considerations and call into question the differentiation between distinct “cultural universes”. On the contrary, even in times of strong conflict, exchanges, connections and zones of contact between Christian and Muslim societies are highlighted from multiple perspectives. In particular, a now impressive bibliography concerns the theme of forced migration and mobility, on the one side, and transcultural interactions and religious conversions, on the other one. The purpose of the congress is to involve scholars from different countries in a comparative and multidisciplinary discussion.

 

We kindly ask for the dissemination of this call.

 

Dates: 28th-29th May 2020

Place: Palermo (Italy)

Scientific Coordinators: Giovanna FIUME (giovanna.fiume@unipa.it), Rita FOTI (rita.foti@unipa.it) and Bruno POMARA (bruno.pomara@uv.es).

 

Deadline for applications: 7th February 2020

 

For more information please see the attached PDF or visit the link: https://is-le.eu/calls/conference-soldiers-prisoners-converts-between-permeable-borders-mare-nostrum-16th-18th-centuries/

 

Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications to islepalermo@gmail.com

Contact Info: 

Scientific Coordinators: Giovanna FIUME (giovanna.fiume@unipa.it), Rita FOTI (rita.foti@unipa.it) and Bruno POMARA (bruno.pomara@uv.es).

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