Reading a Paper at the Shores of Encounter Med Conference

My paper proposal, “Maltese Narratives of Mediterranean Hybridity,” for the international conference on Shores of Encounter: Conflict and Conviviality in the Mediterranean organized and hosted by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta, in collaboration with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, on the 28th of June 2019, has been reviewed by the conference committee, and has been accepted. Thanks to the conference organizers for this important initiative.

https://www.um.edu.mt/newspoint/events/umevents/2019/06/shoresofencounterconflictandconvivialityinthemediterranean

The conference ‘Shores of Encounter: Conflict and Conviviality in the Mediterranean’, will be held at the Ħursun Farmhouse, University of Malta Msida Campus, on 28 June 2019.

This Trans-disciplinary conference is organised by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta in collaboration with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies.

For more information on the conference and to register contact the conference conveners, Dr Norbert Bugeja at or Professor John Chircop.

Conference Programme

08:45 – 09:00

Conference Registration

09:00 – 09:30

Opening Remarks
Dr Jean-Paul Baldacchino, Director, Mediterranean Institute
Professor Yoon Yong Soo, Director, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, BUFS
Dr Norbert Bugeja and Professor John Chircop, Conference Convenors

09:30 – 11:00

Panel 1
Communications, Exchange and Conviviality in the Central Mediterranean
Moderator: Dr Jean-Paul Baldacchino
  • Fluid Economies: Narrow-sea flows of exchange in the Central Mediterranean
    Prof. John Chircop, University of Malta
  • Small marinas and major ports: cross-border trade between Southern Sicily and Malta (18th-19th Centuries)
    Prof. Paolo Militello, University of Catania
  • Communications and Currency Flows in the Central Mediterranean: Hospitaller Malta and Sicily’s Monetary Economy in Early Modernity
    Dr Ivan Grech, American University of Malta
  • ‘With wood, sail and rudder’: Communications and Commerce between Sicily and Malta in the Late Sixteenth Century
    Prof. Carmel Cassar, University of Malta

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

Panel 2:
The Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond: Movement, Conflict and Assimilation
Moderator: Prof. John Chircop
  • The Exiles of the members of the Geray Dynasty to the Mediterranean Islands
    Prof. Hakan Kırımlı, Bilkent University
  • The Assimilation of Greek Refugees from Asia Minor (1922-1923) into the Greek Society: from Conflict to Harmony
    Prof. Costas Tsiamis, Dr Chrisoula Hatzara, Prof. Georgia Vrioni, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Memories of WWI and Interpretations of Japanese activities in the Mediterranean and Asia
    Prof. Noriko Sato, Pukyong National University
  • A Critique of Eurocentrism in Korea
    Prof. Choon-Sik Choi, Busan University of Foreign Studies

12:45 – 14:15

Lunch

14:15 – 15:45

Panel 3
Mediterraneans: Cross-disciplinary Encounters
Moderator: Dr Norbert Bugeja
  • Design of an Electronic Field Note for Area Informatics
    Prof. Sang Ho Moon, Busan University of Foreign Studies
  • View on International Relations Theory of Medieval Islamic Thought
    Prof. Byoung Joo Hah, Busan University of Foreign Studies
  • Elements of Honour and Shame in Literature on the Mediterranean
    Mr Gabriel Farrugia, University of Malta

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Panel 4
Conflict, Connection, Hybridity: Perspectives across Shores
Moderator: Prof. Carmel Cassar
  • Encounters of ironising self-recognition: the case of the Libyan Jamahiriyya
    Mr Ranier Fsadni, University of Malta
  • Maltese Narratives of Mediterranean Hybridity
    Prof. Adrian Grima, University of Malta
  • Land and Sea Compromises in Fawzi Mellah’s Elissa (1988)
    Dr Karima Arif, Independent Researcher
  • Post-Migrant Agency and the Politics of Return: Tahar Ben Jelloun’s A Palace in the Old Village
    Dr Norbert Bugeja, University of Malta

17:30

Concluding Remarks
Dr Norbert Bugeja and Professor John Chircop, Conference Convenors
Dr Jean-Paul Baldacchino, Director, Mediterranean Institute
Professor Yoon Yong Soo, Director, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, BUFS

 

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