Keynote Panel: "The Present and Future of Mediterranean Studies"
Yasser Ellhariry, Dartmouth College
Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University
Sharon Kinoshita, University of California, Santa Cruz
Karla Mallette, University of Michigan (chair)
The Mediterranean served as a site of transit, exchange, and interaction for well over two millennia, demonstrating tendencies towards both unification and dispersion. With the onset of modernity, however, linguistic, ethnic, and national boundaries solidified across the region. Language, history, memory, and space itself were literally reshaped by the tools of archaeology, architecture, tourism, mass print, national education, and transportation.