|11 Feb 2005 - 12 Feb 2005||All day||CRASSH|
Middle East Graduate Association (MEGA)
The Mediterranean world has a rich history of encounters between people of various cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Given the often contentious nature of current discourse on the region, it is beneficial to adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to its study. Thus the Middle East Graduate Association of the University of Cambridge is hosting this conference to bring together studies on the exchange and interaction between various peoples within the Mediterranean in areas of trade, culture, literature and relations of power. The conference will be organized along several main themes: European and Middle Eastern historiography of the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean as a trade zone, Relations of power within the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean in literature and culture.
Murat Menguc (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge)
Amina Elbendary (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge)
Irad Malkin (Professor of Ancient Greek History, Tel Aviv University)