Conference “Images and Borderlands: Mediterranean basin between Christendom and Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern Age”

Open call for applications to participate in the Conference “Images and Borderlands: Mediterranean basin between Christendom and Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern Age”

Deadline: 20th March
Dates: 16 – 17 September 2020
Place: Split (Croatia), City Museum of Split, Papaličeva 1
Scientific Coordinators: Ivana Čapeta Rakić (icapeta@ffst.hr), Giuseppe Capriotti (giuseppe.capriotti@unimc.it)

Scope: Following in the footsteps of Fernand Braudel, an increasing number of recent studies show that the Mediterranean basin might be considered as a “borderland” (Darling 2012), “borderscape” (Brambilla 2016) or “Frontier” (Castelnuovo 2000) suggesting that this area is not strictly a border between Christian and Muslim civilization, but a basin in which the two traditions and cultures meet and overlap, with an extraordinary variety of reactions to the hegemonic practices (acceptance, conflict, refusal, dissent). The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars who will discuss, from different perspectives and with a multidisciplinary approach, the variety of themes (topics) which revolve around the common issue of reflecting the problem of borderlands as a consequence of the encounter between Christendom and Ottoman Empire in the Early modern Mediterranean. The starting point of examination will be images, i.e. the usage of images (pictures, mental images, literaly images and other visual representations …) as historical evidences (Burke 2008).

Deadline and details: This call for papers is now open for those researchers who are interested in participating in the conference. Both early stage scholars as well as senior scholars are welcome. Scholars from different study fields are encouraged to give their proposals in order to achieve the goals of interdisciplinarity and plurality of dialogue. They are invited to submit their proposals with a title, an abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief bio (maximum of 10/12 lines) to Ivana Čapeta Rakić, Ph.D (icapeta@ffst.hr ) and Giuseppe Capriotti, Ph.D. (giuseppe.capriotti@unimc.it). Deadline for sending a proposal is 20th March 2020.

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