MEDITERRANEAN COUSINS, TUNISIA AND ITALY ON OPPOSITE SHORES
A symposium examining kinship, exchanges and divides between Tunisia and Italy across time.
This is the first international symposium organized by the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. For one day, on October 4th, 2019, a group of scholars will meet in Tunis to present and discuss their work on the pre-modern, modern and contemporary history of the relations linking the Norhern and Southern shores of the central Mediterranen sea. The major idea of this symposium is to explore Tunisian-Italian relations across time through creative media, such as literature, folklore, art, cinema or music. This cross-cultural contact – or conflict- may include, food and drink, trade, diplomacy, slavery, or intermarriage. While doing so, the main goal is to examine and question the many ways in which Tunisians and Italians view self and other as Mediterranean citizens across linguistic, religious, and cultural divides.
William Granara, Symposium Chair (Professor of Arabic, Harvard University)
Leila Blili (Professor of Ottoman History, Manouba University, Tunis)
Alfonso Campisi (Professor of Romance Studies, Manouba University, Tunis)
Francesca Maria Corrao (Professor of Arabic Language and Culture, LUISS University, Rome)
Silvia Finzi, Professor of Italian Studies, Manouba University, Tunis
Mohamed Ouerfelli (Assistant Professor in Medieval History, Aix-Marseille University)
Ahmed Saadaoui (Professor of Art History, Manouba University, Tunis)
Youssef Ben Ismail (Historian of the Ottoman Mediterranean, Doctoral candidate at Harvard University)
Adnan El-Ghali (M. Phil. MD, U.L.B, Brussels)
Gabriele Montalbano (Ph.D in Late Modern History, EPHE Sorbonne, Paris)
Symposium Languages are English and French. Sequential translation will be provided.
More details will follow shortly.
Date and Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 || 9:oo am to 5:3o pm
Address: Third Floor, Immeuble Slim, Rue de l’Euro, Les Jardins du Lac II Tunis, here
Contact: (+216) 71 194 418 || (+216) 92 760 758
To register for the event, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org