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Mediterranean Studies Graduate Student Conference: Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean

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Department of the Classics, the Department of French/French@Illinois, the Department of History, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Political Science, the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, the European Union Center, The Program in Comparative & World Literature, the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory.
Foreign Language Building
Feb 8, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013   All Day
Keynote speakers: Ruth Ben-Ghita, History and Italian Studies, New York University;Abdulkader Sinno, Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
Ashley DiGregorio, Elysse Longiotti
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European Union Center Events

On behalf of the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, we are pleased to announce the organization of a Mediterranean Studies graduate student conference entitled “Real & Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean.” Scheduled to take place in February 2013, this conference will focus on the risks associated with crossing borders – whether national, political, psychological, or cultural – within the Mediterranean.

“Real and Imaginary Boundaries Across the Mediterranean” will be a two day conference held on campus in the Foreign Language Building on February 8th and 9th, 2013. We are proud to be hosting two distinguished keynote speakers:  Professors Ruth Ben-Ghita from New York University and Abdulkader Sinno from Indiana University Bloomington.

In order to highlight the diversity of the Mediterranean, we do not want to limit this conference to one discipline, time period, country, or empire. Our hope, in organizing this conference, is to bring together graduate students from all different disciplines and unite them with this common region of interest.

For more information, see the conference web site.

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