Transcultural Memories of Mediterranean Port Cities: 1850 to the present

Transcultural Memories of Mediterranean Port Cities: 1850 to the present
5 May 2017, 9.30am - 7.00pm
Conference / Symposium
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


 9.30 Registration and tea/coffee

10.00 Introduction: Colette Wilson, Gabriel Koureas (Birkbeck), and Katia Pizzi (IMLR/London)

10.15 Keynote 1 Stephanos Stephanides (Cyprus): ‘Translation, Memory and the Mediterranean’, with Charles Forsdick (Chair) & Q/A

11.15 Paper 1 Gabriel Koureas (Birkbeck): ‘Bridging the Mediterranean: Transcultural memories in the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM), Marseille’
11.45 Paper 2 Claire Launchbury (IMLR/IHR): ‘Ports of Call: Beirut, Algiers and the TransMediterranean passerelle
12.15 Paper 3 Will Visconti (Sydney): ‘Memory and the Marchesa, from Venice to Capri’
12.45 Lunch

14.00 Keynote 2  Glenn Bowman (Kent): ‘Viewing the Holy City: An Anthropological Perspectivalism’, with Katia Pizzi (Chair) & Q/A

15.00 Paper 4 Carmen Fracchia (Birkbeck): ‘Visualising the slave-ports of Barcelona and Valencia in Imperial Spain’
15.30 Paper 5 Colette Wilson: ‘Smyrna through the lens of Edmond-Edouard Boissonnas (1919)’
16.00 Coffee/tea break

16.30 Keynote 3 Charles Forsdick (Liverpool): ‘Transcultural Memories of the Bagne: The Mediterranean in Global Penal Heritage’, with Stephanos Stephanides (Chair) & Q/A

18.00 Poetry reading (Stephanos Stephanides) and performance (Alev Adil). ‘Offshore Dreaming: Aphrodite’s Gas Field’ (2015).
Wine reception

The event is generously supported by the Cassal Trust and Birkbeck University of London

Advance registration required

Registration fee:
£10 (standard)

£5 (Students, Friends of Germanic Studies/Italian at the IMLR)

To claim the student rate, proof of student status will need to be shown at registration on the day


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738