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Iberia and the Mediterranean
Granada, May/June 2002


Iberia and the Mediterranean

Universidad de Granada
Granada, Spain
May 29-June 1, 2002

The Mediterranean Studies Association's 5th annual International Congress,
"Iberia and the Mediterranean," will be held on May 29-June 1, 2002 at the
Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain.  Papers and sessions on all
subjects relating to the Mediterranean region and Mediterranean cultures
around the world from all periods are encouraged.  Following a day of
optional excursions, including the Alhambra, the congress will open with a
plenary session and reception on the evening of May 29.  Over the course
of the next days over 150 scholarly papers will be delivered before an
international audience of about 250 scholars, academics, and experts in a
wide range of fields. Held in the center of the old city at the Centro de
Lenguas Modernas, the official languages of the congress are Spanish and
English.  In addition, sessions in any Mediterranean language are welcome.
A number of special events are being planned for congress participants
that will highlight the unique cultural aspects of Granada. The congress
is sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the Universidad de
Granada, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Arizona State
University, and the University of Kansas.  Selected revised papers will be
considered for publication in the Association's journal, Mediterranean

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

Proposals for papers and sessions are now being solicited. Papers and
proposals for sessions are encouraged which focus on the conference theme
of the relationship of Iberia to the Mediterranean, 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), Coimbra (1999), Salvador
(2000), and Aix-en-Provence (2001) at the MSA web site:

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 first deadline for submissions is December 1,
2001, though proposals will be accepted after that date.

Please send proposals to: Mediterranean Studies Association, P.O. Box 212,
East Sandwich, MA 02537, USA. For information on the congress or the
Association contact