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

Friday, April 6, 2018  9:00am - 5:00pm Casa Hispanica- 612 W. 116th Street

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This day-long event is the third of a three-piece series that focuses on the movement of people across and along the Mediterranean and the emergence, re-signification, and use of sites of memory. Bringing together a mix of panelists from the humanities and social sciences, the day will include work by the following scholars: Avi Astor (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Nina Zhiri (UC San Diego), Isolina Ballesteros (CUNY), Eric Calderwood (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and Charles Hirschkind (UC Berkeley).

Organized by Seth Kimmel and Naor Ben-Yehoyada.


8:45-9:15:        Breakfast

9:15-9:30:        Introductions from Seth and Naor

9:30-10:45:       Avi Astor (Autònoma de Barcelona)

Respondent: Abigail Balbale (Bard Graduate Center)

10:45-11:00:    Coffee

11:00-12:15:    Nina Zhiri (UCSD)

Respondent: James Amelang (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

12:15-1:15:      Lunch  

1:15-2:30:        Isolina Ballesteros (CUNY)

Respondent: Clémence Boulouque (Columbia)


2:30-2:45:        Coffee

2:45-4:00:        Eric Calderwood (Illinois)

Respondent: Sarah Pearce (NYU)


4:00-4:15:        Coffee


4:15-5:30:        Charles Hirschkind (Berkeley) 

Respondent: Daniela Flesler (SUNY Stony Brook)


5:30-6:00:        Concluding Discussion



  • Participant

    Eric Calderwood

    Assistant Professor of Comparative and World Literatures

    University of Illinois

  • Participant

    Charles Hirschkind

    Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology

    University of California, Berkeley

  • Participant

    Avi Astor

    Professor in the Department of Sociology

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Participant

    Isolina Ballesteros

    Full Professor and Chair of Film Studies Program

    Baruch College, City University of New York

  • Participant

    Oumelbanine Nina Zhiri

    Professor of French Literature

    University of California, San Diego

  • Respondent

    Clémence Boulouque

    Carl and Bernice Witten Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies

    Columbia University

  • Respondent

    Daniela Flesler

    Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

    Stonybrook University

  • Respondent

    Sarah Pearce

    Associate Professor

    New York University

  • Respondent

    James Amelang

    Associate Professor

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • Respondent

    Abigail Balbale

    Assistant Professor

    Bard Graduate Center


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