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Crossing Boundaries; Europe Arrives in the New World
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, May 2000


Mediterranean Studies Association
Universidade Federal da Bahia

CALL FOR PAPERS

Crossing Boundaries: Europe Arrives in the New World:

An International Conference in Celebration of the Quincentenary of
Cabral's Voyage to Brazil

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
May 24-27, 2000


The Mediterranean Studies Association's 3rd annual International
Conference, "Crossing Boundaries: Europe Arrives in the New World" will be
held on May 24-27, 2000 at the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador,
Bahia, Brazil (see: http://www.ukans.edu/~bookhist/default.html). The
conference will open with a plenary session on the evening of May 24. 
Over the course of the next three days over 100 scholarly papers, in both
English and Portuguese, will be delivered before an international audience
of about 200 scholars, academics, and experts in a wide range of fields. 
A number of special events are being planned for conference participants
that will highlight the unique cultural aspects of Salvador, Brazil's
oldest city and the country's original capital.  It is especially fitting
that this international conference, commemorating Cabral's voyage of
discovery to Brazil, will be held in Salvador, very near Cabral's original
landfall 500 years ago.  The conference is sponsored by the Mediterranean
Studies Association, the Universidade Federal da Bahia, the University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Arizona State University.  Selected revised
papers will be considered for publication in the Association's journal,
Mediterranean Studies. 

The Mediterranean Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization
which promotes the scholarly study of Mediterranean cultures in all
aspects and disciplines.  It is particularly concerned with the ideas and
ideals of western Mediterranean cultures from Late Antiquity to the
Enlightenment and their influence beyond these geographical and temporal
boundaries.  With its emphasis on Mediterranean cultures and peoples,
particularly those outside the geographical area of the Mediterranean
basin, the Association is especially pleased to have been invited to
Brazil in 2000. 

Proposals for papers and sessions are now being solicited.  Papers and
proposals for sessions (in English and Portuguese) are encouraged which
focus on the conference theme, but any paper or session proposal with a
Mediterranean theme, from any period and any discipline, will be
considered. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work or
theme are also welcome.  The typical panel will include three papers, each
lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and (optionally) a commentator.  For
examples of paper and session topics, and the range of subjects, see the
programs from Lisbon (1998) and Coimbra (1999) at the MSA web site:
	http://www.ukans.edu/~bookhist/default.html.

Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page
curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and commentators.
Each participant's name, e-mail and regular address, and phone number
should also be listed.  Proposals are now being solicited for the first
round of consideration.  The deadline for submissions is October 15, 1999. 

Please send proposals to: Mediterranean Studies Association, Office of the
Dean of Continuing Education, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA.  For information on the conference or the
Association contact Richard W. Clement: rclement@ukans.edu. 

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Mediterranean Studies Association
Universidade Federal da Bahia

Submissao de Trabalhos

"Atravessando Fronteiras: A Europa Chega ao Novo Mundo"

Congresso Internacional em Comemoracao do Quinto
Centenario da Viagem de Cabral ao Brasil


Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
24-27 Maio 2000



O Terceiro Congresso Internacional da Mediterranean Studies Association,
"Atravessando Fronteiras: A Europa Chega ao Novo Mundo: Congresso
Internacional em Comemoracao do Quinto Centenario da Viagem de Cabral ao
Brasil," sera realizado na Universidade Federal da Bahia, em Salvador,
Brasil, no periodo de 24 a 27 de maio do ano 2000 (Vide homepage:
http://www.ukans.edu/~bookhist/ default.html). O congresso internacional
conta com o apoio da Mediterranean Studies Association, Universidade
Federal da Bahia, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, e Arizona State
University. Trabalhos selecionados serao considerados para publicacao na
revista MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES. 

A Mediterranean Studies Association e' uma organizacao de ambito amplo e
interdisciplinar, dedicada ao estudo e pesquisa das culturas do
Mediterraneo, em todos seus aspectos e areas.  De modo especial, a
Associacao enfoca as ideias e ideais das culturas do Mediterraneo
Ocidental, suas influencias alem fronteiras geograficas e do tempo, desde
a antiguidade greco-latina ao periodo do iluminismo.  Com enfase nas
culturas e povos mediterraneos, particularmente, aqueles fora da area
geografica da bacia do Mar Mediterraneo, a Mediterranean Studies
Association sente-se especialmente honrada por ter sido convidada a
promover esse Congresso no Brasil no ano 2000 para marcar o Quinto
Centenario da viagem de Cabral ao Brasil e para celebrar os lacos que unem
os povos do Brasil e de Portugal. 

A abertura do Congresso sera na noite de quarta-feira, 24 de maio,
prosseguindo com plenarias e paineis no periodo de 25 a 27 de maio. Cada
sessao tera pelo menos tres conferencistas e um moderador ou o presidente
da mesa. Cada conferencista tera 20 minutos para sua apresentacao.
Solicitam-se dois tipos de propostas: (1) para apresentacoes ("Papers") no
Congresso, ou (2) para sessoes/paineis (tema, palestrantes e topicos de
suas palestras, moderador/presidente da mesa).  Os trabalhos ou propostas
podem ser em ingles ou em portugues e devem abordar o tema da conferencia,
mas quaisquer outros trabalhos sobre assuntos mediterraneos, de qualquer
periodo ou disciplina, serao considerados.  Aceitam-se tambem propostas
para mesas redondas sobre o tema do congresso bem como sobre outros
assuntos de interesse em areas afins. 

Para obter alguns exemplos de topicos para as apresentacoes e sessoes, e
tipos de assuntos que podem ser abordados, veja os programas dos
Congressos em Lisboa (1998) e Coimbra (1999) na homepage da Mediterranean
Studies Association: http://www.ukans.edu/~bookhist/default.html. 

As propostas devem incluir o titulo do trabalho, um resumo de 200 palavras
e o curriculum vitae resumido (maximo de uma pagina) de cada participante,
organizador de painel, e moderador.  Devem tambem ser enviados o nome,
ocupacao, e-mail, endereco, e numero de telefone para contato, etc.
Inicialmente, a Mediterranean Studies Association solicita propostas
preliminares que devem ser encaminhadas, ate o dia 15 de outubro de 1999,
para: Mediterranean Studies Association, Office of the Dean of Continuing
Education, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA
02747-2300, USA. 

Para mais informacoes ou esclarecimentos sobre o congresso ou a
Associacao, contacte Richard W. Clement: rclement@ukans.edu.