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Attend: The History of the Mediterranean (29-30 November: Haifa)

You are welcome to attend the The 4th  Haifa Conference on Mediterranean Research on
The History of the Mediterranean to be held at the University of Haifa on 29 and 30 November 2016.

Day One, Tuesday, 29/11/2016

Hecht Auditorium
09:30-10:00: Greetings
• Chair: Zur Shalev, Co-Director, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History
• Gad Barzilai, Vice Rector; Dean, Faculty of Law and Head, International School, University of Haifa
• Yona Yahav, Mayor of Haifa
• Zvi Ben-Avraham, Head, Mediterranean Sea Research Center of Israel; Founding Director, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences
10:00-11:00: Opening Remarks
• Chair: Gur Alroey, University of Haifa
• Catherine Crosnier, French Consul in Haifa
• Erez Bitton, Poet
1:30-13:10: Universal Perspectives
• Chair: Joseph Ziegler, University of Haifa
• David Abulafia, Cambridge University
How to Write the History of a Sea?
• Ronnie Ellenblum, Hebrew University
Fragile Affluence: An Outline for an Environmental History of the Mediterranean Basin

14:20-16:00: Mediterranean Urbanities
Chair: Ouzi Elyada, University of Haifa
• Greg Woolf, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London
The Special Characteristics of Mediterranean Urbanism
• Brigitte Marin, Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme, Aix-Marseille  University CNRS
Feeding Mediterranean cities
16:30-17:20: Mediterranean Spaces
• Chair: Jeannine Horowitz, University of Haifa
I• rad Malkin, Tel Aviv University
The Small Greek World and the Practice of Maritime Space in the Mediterranean
18:00: Concert, the Arab-Jewish Orchestra, the Dr. Hecht Arts Center
Music Director and Conductor: Prof. Taiseer Elias
Day Two, Wednesday 30/11/2016
Eshkol Tower Observatory
9:20-11:00: Mediterranean Ideas in Motion
• Chair: Hassan Khalilieh, University of Haifa
• Dina Stein, University of Haifa
Traveling Tales: Jewish Legends in the Mediterranean
• David Ohana, Ben-Gurion University
Mediterranean Intellectuals in the 20th century: An Egyptian Lighthouse
• Taha Hussein, Najib Mahfouz, Edmond Jabes and Jacqueline Kahanoff
11:30-13:10:  Mediterranean Forms of Connectivity
• Chair:  Jonathan Ben Dov, University of Haifa
• Miriam Frenkel, Hebrew University
Jewels: Another Channel for the Study of Mediterranean Societies
• Achim Lichtenberger, University of Münster
Mediterranean Studies and "Biblical Archaeology"
14:20-16:00: Mediterranean Harbors and Communication
• Chair: Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa
• Eric Dursteler, Brigham Young University
Language and Communication in the Multilingual Early Modern Mediterranean
• Joan Connelly (New York University)
A Maritime Idyll:  Maniki Harbor, Cape Drepanum, and Yeronisos Island off Western Cyprus.

16:30-17:20:  Mediterranean materialities
• Chair: Uriel Simonsohn, University of Haifa
• Peter Miller, Bard College
Archaeology: A Mediterranean Inquiry

17:20-18:20: Closing discussion
• Chair: Gil Gambash, Co-Director, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History
18:00: Exhibition opening: Via Maris

Source: Gil Gambash

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