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Mediterranean Exchange Workshop, Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30



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The Institute for Advanced Study's Mediterranean Collaborative at the University of Minnesota will be holding a two-day workshop on Mediterranean Exchange on March 29 and 30, 2012. The workshop keynote, "Tunisia in the Imperial Mediterranean at the Turn of the 20th Century," will be given by Mary Lewis, Professor of History at Harvard University, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. Please note, this corrects a typo that appeared in our recent E-News which gave the time of the keynote as 5:00 p.m. Friday's sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature discussions reaching from the sixth to the twentieth century by professors from the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, Macalester College, and St. John's University.

The Mediterranean collaborative has focused its research on the theme, "Mediterranean Identities." Identity is a much-contested analytic category. Despite the imprecision and ambiguity inherent in the construct, it allows for examination of hybridities and cultural translations that enrich our understanding of interactions and exchanges among peoples of the Mediterranean. This workshop permits us to expand our wide-ranging interdisciplinary and broad chronological explorations of this world with Minnesota scholars interested in the Mediterranean.

Visit the Collaborative webpage to see the full schedule and learn more about the workshop. All events will be held in 1210 Heller Hall.

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