Course Materials

January 23

Readings

  • Matthew Yglesias, “Are Greeks lazy?” Slate Magazine.
  • Michael Herzfeld, “Practical Mediterraneanism: excuses for everything, from epistemology to eating,” in W.V. Harris (ed.), Rethinking the Mediterranean, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 45-63

January 25

Guest Lecture

Braudel, the Mediterranean and the invention of Europe

Dr. Manuel Rota, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese

Accompanied Reading

  • Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, New York: Harper & Row, 1975, pp. 13-24; 168-230

January 30

Reading

  • David Abulafia, “Mediterraneans,” in W.V. Harris (ed.), Rethinking the Mediterranean, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 64-93

February 1

Reading

  • Pietro de Perini, “Intercultural dialogue and human rights: prospects for a Euro-Mediterranean citizenship,” International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2010), pp. 164-181

February 6

Readings

  • Carol Helstosky, “Diet and health,” in Food Culture in the Mediterranean, Greenwood Press, 2009, pp. 159-178
  • Michael Herzfeld, “Idioms of contest,” (Chapter 4) The Poetics of Manhood: Contest and Identity in a Cretan Mountain Village, Princeton, 1985, pp. 123-162

February 8

Guest Lecture

The Mediterranean between colonial and post-colonial identity: Northern Europe and the South

Dr. Manuel Rota, Assistant Professor, department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese

Accompanied Reading

  • Dionigi Albera, “The Mediterranean as an anthropological laboratory,” in Anales de la Fundación Joaquín Costa, Vol. 16 (1999), pp. 215-232

February 13

Guest Lecture

Albanian diasporas in Italy and Greece: A blessing and a curse for the Albanian immigrants after 1990

Dr. Eda Derhemi, Lecturer, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese

Accompanied Readings

  • Eda Derhemi, “New Albanian immigrants in the old Albanian diaspora: Piana degli Albanesi,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 29, No. 6 (2003)
  • Optional reading: Eda Derhemi, “Kosovo’s Mitrovica: the symbolic paradise of an ethnic apartheid,” in Conflict and Cooperation in Divided Cities, 2009

February 15

Reading

  • Sheila Crane, “The city in the world: Marseille’s Mediterraneanisms,” Mediterranean Crossroads: Marseille and Modern Architecture, University of Minnesota Press, 2011, pp. 67-110

February 20

Guest Lecture

The Balkans and Europe

Dr. Maria Todorova, Gutgsell Professor of History, Department of History

Accompanied Reading

  • Maria Todorova, Chapters 1 and 2, Imagining the Balkans, Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 21-61

February 22

Reading

  • Jelena Subotic, “Europe is a state of mind: identity and Europeanization in the Balkans,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 55, No. 2 (June 2011), pp. 309-330

February 27

Reading

  • Eve Hepburn and Anwen Elias, “Dissent on the periphery? Island nationalisms and European integration,” West European Politics, Vol. 34, No. 4 (July 2011), pp. 859-882

February 29

Reading

  • Karen Leal, “The Balat district of Istanbul: Multiethnicity on the Golden Horn,” in Susan Gilson Miller ad Mauro Bertagnin (eds.), The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City, The Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2010, pp. 175-209

March 5

Guest Lecture

Turkey and Europe

Dr. Maria Todorova, Gutgsell Professor of History, Department of History

Accompanied Readings

  • Ziya Onis, “Turkey’s encounters with the new Europe: multiple transformations, inherent dilemmas and the challenges ahead,” Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Vol. 8, No. 3 (December 2006), pp. 280-298
  • Dimitris Livanios, “The ‘sick man’ paradox: history, rhetoric and the ‘European character’ of Turkey,” Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Vol. 8, No. 3 (December 2006), pp. 299-311

March 7

Guest Lecture

Women in the ancient world: Greece and Rome

Dr. Antony Augoustakis, Associate Professor, Department of the Classics

Accompanied Reading

  • Ross Sheppard Kraemer, “Rethinking gender, history, and women’s religions in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean,” in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 243-274

March 12

Guest Lecture

Gendered musical cultures in the Mediterranean

Dr. Angela Glaros, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Eastern Illinois University

Accompanied Reading

  • Tullia Magrini, “Introduction: Studying Gender in Mediterranean Musical Cultures,” in Tullia Magrini (ed.), Music and Gender: Perspectives from the Mediterranean, ed., University of Chicago Press, 2003, pp. 1-32

March 14

Reading

  • Margarita Fernandes and Teresa Morte, “Stereotypes and other lies: The media and the construction of racial hatred,” in Citizenship and the legitimacy of governance, Ashgate, 2011, pp. 75-95

March 26

Reading

  • Paul James Cardwell, “EuroMed, European Neighbourhood Policy and the Union for the Mediterranean: Overlapping Policy Frames in the EU’s Governance of the Mediterranean,” Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 49, No. 2 (2011), pp. 219-241

March 28

Reading

  • Manuel Torres Soriano, “The evolution of the discourse of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: themes, countries and individuals,” Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 16, No. 2 (July 2011), pp. 279-298

April 2

Guest Lecture

The Liquid and the Solid: Territorial States vs. Fluid Networks

Dr. Manuel Rota, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese

Reading

  • Miriam Cooke, “Mediterranean Thinking: From Netizen to Medizen,” Geographical Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, Oceans Connect (April 1999), pp. 290-300

April 4

Reading

  • Laura Feliu, “Global civil society across the Mediterranean: the case of human rights,” Mediterranean Politics, Vol. 10, No. 3 (November 2005), pp. 365-383

April 9

Guest Lecture [Jean Monnet Lecture]

The River Nile in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Antiquity

Eleni Manolaraki, University of S. Florida

12 noon, Lucy Ellis Lounge

April 13

European Union Center Graduate Student Conference

The European Union in the 21st Century: Policies and Approaches to Global Challenges

including a special Jean Monnet Pre-Conference Panel, featuring work from students enrolled in “Europe and the Mediterranean.”

  1. Alexandra Lively (European Union Studies), “Constructing a Mediterranean Identity through Social Media: Women’s Empowerment
  2. Hristo Alexiev (Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies), “Identity and State Building in Kosovo (1999-2012)”
  3. Rumyana Hristova (Library and Information Sciences), “Theoretical Models in the Studies on the Bosnian Church”

The following presentations by Jean Monnet students were included in the regular conference program:

  1. Whitney Taylor (European Union Studies): “Post-Election Economic Policy Consistency in Newly Elected Governments of Ireland and Spain during the Eurozone Crisis”
  2. Natalie Cartwright  (European Union Studies): “Turkey’s Securitization of Asylum Law: Is Turkey or the EU Responsible?”
  3. Hillary Anderzon (Anthropology): Poster: “The Mediterranean: Who Lives There?

See the conference page for a complete schedule.

April 16

Guest Lecture

Fading Attraction: Turkey’s Shifting Relationship with the European Union

Dr. Hadi Esfahani, Professor, Department of Economics

Accompanied Reading

  • Kamil Yilmaz, “The EU-Turkey Customs Union 15 Years Later: Better, Yet Not the Best Alternative,” South European Society and Politics, Vol. 16, No. 2 (June 2011), pp. 235-249
  • Sübidey Togan, “On the European Union-Turkey Customs Union,” CASE Network Studies and Analysis, No. 426/2011
  • Nuray Ergüneş, “Global Integration of the Turkish Economy in the Era of Financialisation,” Research on Money and Finance, Discussion Paper No. 8 (February 15, 2009), University of London, Department of Economics & School of Oriental and African Studies

April 18

Guest Lecture

The Role of Europe in Economic and Political Change in Southern Mediterranean Countries

Dr. Hadi Esfahani, Professor, Department of Economics

Accompanied Reading

  • Yves Bourdet and Maria Persson, “Reaping the benefits of Deeper Euro-Med integration through trade facilitation” (Available on Compass)
  • Bernand Hoekman and Gaglar Ozden, “The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Trade in services as an alternative to migration,” Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 835-857

April 23

Reading

  • Christine Philliou, “Preface: The view from the edge of the center,” Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution, University of California Press, 2011

April 25

Reading

  • Maritsa Poros, “A social networks approach to migrant mobilization in Southern Europe,” The American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 51, No. 11 (July 2008), pp. 1611-1626

April 30

Reading

  • Alberto Garcia Porras and Adela Fabregas Garcia, “Genoese trade networks in the southern Iberian peninsula: trade, transmission of technical knowledge and economic interactions,” Mediterranean Historical Review, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jun 2010), pp. 35-51