Heritage of Braudel’s Mediterranean

A Panel on “Heritage of Braudel’s Mediterranean”
as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies
15-18 April 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies

The Center for European & Mediterranean Affairs and the Education Unit of ATINER are organizing a Panel on “Higher Education in the Mediterranean Countries”, 15-18 April 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 12th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies.

The starting point is a reflection on the French historian and founder of the Annales school, Fernand Braudel, whose great work, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, provides a commanding overview of this region as a whole, of the forces, long-term, conjunctural and immediate, that shaped it, and of the manner in which, in the second half of the sixteenth century as much as in the first part of the twenty-first, the countries of the Mediterranean interact and engage as much with the world beyond, to the east, north and west, as they do with each other. Braudel’s inheritance on the Mediterranean area is a “must” of our historiography. But following Braudel’inheritance, other tools have to be extracted from the new trends in the social sciences and the humanities: the global perspective, but also new approaches to ecology and environmental history and studies, the development of “Border Studies” and Transnational Studies. Most of these topics and trends have been identified and intensely deployed in other parts of the world, like the Carribean, the southern border of the United States, the Indian Ocean, whereas the actual and contemporary Mediterranean seems to be too old-fashioned, too impressive, too dissuasive.

The idea behind this panel is to revisit this region together with specialists coming from different disciplines, backgrounds and regions, who agree to be contemporary thinkers of their time. In order to state today that this region, confronted to major changes and most of the time despair, has to be understood and analyzed with new tools.

You may participate as a presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on https://www.atiner.gr/fees.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 10 December 2018, by email, to atiner@atiner.gr, Dr. Elina Gugliuzzo, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Pegaso University (Unipegaso), Italy.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

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