Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus - Central Mediterranean

Friday, February 9, 2018  9:00am - 5:00pm Italian Academy

Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus - Central Mediterranean Schedule: 


9:00-9:30 Coffee

9:30-9:45: Introductions by Naor and Seth

9:45-11:00: Alessandra Ciucci (Respondent: Pier Mattia Tommasino)

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:30: Yannis Hamilakis: (Respondents: Konstantina Zanou and Seth Kimmel) 

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45: Lorenzo Pezzani (Respondent: Naor Ben-Yehoyada)

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-5:00: Giovanna Fiume (Respondents: Daniel Hershenzon and Diane Bodart)


Giovanna Fiume (Università degli Studi di Palermo). Title: An unexpected site of religious memory: las càrceles secretas (the secret prisons) of the Holy Office in Sicily

Yannis Hamilakis (Brown University). Title: The New Nomadic Age: Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration

Alessandra Ciucci (Columbia University) Title: Music, Sound, and the Ethical Horizon of Migration across the Mediterranean (Morocco-Italy)

Lorenzo Pezzani (Goldsmiths, University of London). Title: Forensic Oceanography: documenting and contesting the death of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea


Diane Bodart (Columbia University) 

Daniel Hershenzon (University of Connecticut) 

Pier Mattia Tommasino (Columbia University) 

Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University) 

Naor Ben-Yehoyada (Columbia University)

Seth Kimmel (Columbia University)

Organized by: Seth Kimmel and Naor Ben-Yehoyada 


  • Participant

    Giovanna Fiume

    Professor of Political Science and International Relations

    Universita Degli Studi di Palermo

  • Participant

    Yannis Hamilakis

    Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies

    Brown University

  • Participant

    Lorenzo Pezzani

    FA Lecturer

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Participant

    Alessandra Ciucci

    Lecturer in Ethnomusicology

    Northeastern University

  • Respondent

    Diane Bodart

    David Rosand Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance Art History

    Columbia University

  • Respondent

    Daniel Hershenzon

    Assistant Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

    University of Connecticut

  • Respondent

    Pier Mattia Tommasino

    Assistant Professor of Italian

    Columbia University

  • Respondent

    Konstantina Zanou

    Assistant Professor of Italian

    Columbia University

  • Respondent

    Naor Ben-Yehoyada

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

    Columbia University

  • Respondent

    Seth Kimmel

    Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

    Columbia University


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