DATE: Events ongoing January–April, 2012

As a part of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ Winter 2011 Theme Semester on Water, the Center for European Studies-European Union Center (CES-EUC) is coordinating a series titled “The Connecting Sea: Charting the Mediterranean across the Disciplines.” Few world regions concentrate in themselves so many of today’s most pressing geopolitical issues as the Mediterranean. Long studied in a fragmented way, the Mediterranean is now being reinterpreted as a space of connections, exchanges, and contacts made possible by the sea, and as the stage for the possible emergence of new collective identities. CES-EUC and other series sponsors will use the series to feature the changing political and cultural landscape taking shape along the Mediterranean’s shores.

Distinguished scholars from the U.S. and Europe will speak as part of CES-EUC’s “Conversations on Europe” series on topics including Mediterranean history, art history, culture, and migration. In addition to public lectures, there will be a symposium sponsored by the Mediterranean Topographies Interdisciplinary Workshop, exhibitions at the Maps division of Hatcher Graduate Library, and a film series featuring regional movies from the past decade

SPONSORS: This series is sponsored by the following University of Michigan units: Center for European Studies-European Union Center; Center for International and Comparative Studies; Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Department of Classical Studies; Department of Comparative Literature; Department of History; Department of History of Art; Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Hatcher Graduate Library; Institute for the Humanities; Mediterranean Topographies Workshop; and Modern Greek Program.

For 2011-12 events see our Events Calendar.