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Mediterranean Sea: Crossroads of Peoples and Cultures



Mediterranean Sea: Crossroads of Peoples and Cultures

Mediterranean Sea: Crossroads of Peoples and Cultures


March 16th at 5pm

Italian Cultural Institute

500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450




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For thousands of years the Mediterranean Sea has been an integral part of life for peoples overlooking it: both a division and a means of encounter. Nowadays it hasn't lost its unique characteristic, serving as an important way of cultural and commercial communication, as well as a path to pursuing a better life for many people, as the huge migratory flow of recent years has confirmed. Professors Vincenzo Binetti, Cristina Lombardi-Diop and Roberta Morosini, with an introduction by Professor Paolo Cherchi, will analyze the role of the Mediterranean between past and present.


Welcome speech — IIC’s Director Alberta Lai

5.00pm — 5.10pm


Introduction — Professor Paolo Cherchi, University of Chicago

5.10pm — 5.30pm


Narrating the Mediterranean in the Italian Trecento: Spaces, Itineraries and Crossings — Professor Roberta Morosini, Wake Forest University, North Carolina

5.30pm — 5.50pm


Towards a Transnational Representation of the Italian City: 'Migration Literature' and the (re)Mapping of the Mediterranean Space — Professor Vincenzo Binetti, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

5.55pm — 6.15pm


Shipwrecks and Survivals: The Mediterranean Migration Crisis in Media and Art — Professor Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Loyola University, Chicago

6.20pm — 6.40pm


Q & A

6.40pm — 7pm



Free and open to the public.


Data: Gio 16 Mar 2017

Orario: Dalle 17:00 alle 19:00

Ingresso : Libero