2008-09 Events

November 14, 2008, noon, Lane History Corner (Building 200), Room 307
Ussama Makdisi (Rice University), “The Persistence of American Exceptionalism and Orientalism: An Essay on America and the Middle East”
[Co-sponsored with the Department of History]

January 22 , 2008, 4:30- 6:00 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room
Karen Barkey (Columbia University), “Sorting out Toleration and Persecution: Imperial Examples”
[Co-sponsored with the Stanford Humanities Center]

February 13-14 , 2009, 9:45 am- 5:00 pm, Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room
Conference on Visible Cities: The Urban Face of Iberian Empire
[Co-sponsored with the Tinker Foundation; the Stanford Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; the Stanford Humanities Center;; and the Stanford Iberian Studies Program]

February 17 , 2009, 4:30- 6:00 pm, Lane History Corner (Building 200), Room # 307
Huricihan Islamoglu (Bogazici University, Turkey; University of California-Berkeley), “From Mediterranean World Economy to Sharing in Modernity : A World History Perspective on the Ottoman Empire”

February 20, 2009, 1:30- 4:30 pm, Nathan Cummings Art Building, Art4
CMEMS Workshop: “Revisiting the Periphery: Sicily and the Arts”

  • Caroline Bruzelius, “Church Building in the Norman Kingdom: Men, Materials, and Concept.”
  • Morten Steen Hansen, “Polidoro da Caravaggio and Anti-Classicism after the Sack of Rome.”
  • Paula Findlen, “The Painter’s Knowledge: Agostino Scilla and the Pursuit of Painting in Seventeenth-Century Messina”
  • Respondent: William Tronzo
  • Chair: Catherine M. Soussloff

March 3, 2009, noon- 1:30 pm, Lane History Corner (Building 200), Room # 307
Paola Govoni (University of Bologna), “The Making of Italo Calvino: Eva Mameli-Calvino, and her Laboratory Garden”

March 6-7, 2009, 9:00 am- 7:00 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall
Conference of the California Interdisciplinary Consortium for Italian Studies

April 24, 2009, noon, Lane History Corner (Building 200), Room 307
Guido Ruggiero (University of Miami), “A Woman as Savior: Microhistory Meets Theology in a Tale by Boccaccio”
[Co-sponsored with Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the History Department]

April 27, 2009, 4:30- 6:00 pm, Stanford Humanities Center, Baker Room
Edhem Eldem (Bogazici University, Turkey; Harvard University), “Constantinopolitan Cosmopolitanism: Myth or Reality?”
[Co-sponsored with the Stanford Humanities Center]

Spring 2009 Mediterranean Film Series, 7:00 pm, Cubberley Auditorium

  • April 29, 2009: Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando (2008, Turkey, Iraq, Iran)
    Discussants: Prof. Nicole Watts ( San Francisco State University) & Lucinda Englehart (Producer, Spierfilms)
  • May 6, 2009: Carol’s Journey (2002, Spain, USA)
    Discussant: Peter N. Carroll, Chair of the Board of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
  • May 27, 2009: Inch’ Allah Dimance (2001, France, Algeria)
    Discussant: Prof. Elisabeth Boyi, Department of French and Italian, Stanford University

[Co-sponsored with Forum on Contemporary Europe, Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures]

July 15, 2009, 7:00 pm,Bldg. 200, Room 002
ICA International Film Festival: Istanbul Tales (“Anlat Istanbul,” Turkey, 2005)
Discussion Session moderated by Bur├žak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director, Mediterranean Studies Forum)