InHouse&Guests Workshop

Islands, Regions, Empires: Re-Mapping the Modern Mediterranean

12–13 October 2015

The historiography of the modern Mediterranean is fragmented into separate histories of port cities, nation-states and areas such as Europe, the Maghreb, and the Middle East. The aim of this workshop is to fuse these histories by focusing on Mediterranean connections during the modern imperial age (1798-1956/62). During this period empires and nation-states linked and penetrated the Mediterranean area in a much more intense way than ever before. How were islands, port cities and regions influenced by this process? How did they contribute to the creation of empires and nation-states? By analyzing these modern connectivities of the Mediterranean, we hope to contribute to a re-mapping of the area, and to a more integrated view of this global contact zone between Europe, North-Africa and the Middle East.

The workshop was organized by Research Unit 2 of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) and in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen.

Venue: Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Schifferstraße 44, 47059 Duisburg