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Cultures in Movement: New Visions, New Conceptual Paradigms

Date: Monday 26 June 2017
Time:
9am‒6pm
Venue: 
Società Nazionale di Scienze, Lettere e Arti in Napoli, Naples, Italy, Via Mezzocannone, 8
Convenors: Dr Luisa Simonutti (luisa.simonutti@ispf.cnr.it) and Dr Giovanni Tarantino (giovanni.tarantino@uwa.edu.au)

FREE EVENT BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Contact:
Anna Rinaldi (rinaldi@ispf.cnr.it)

 

The category of Orientalism, understood as a product of Western authors, artists and the like, has been superseded, and so too has a unitary vision of the vast and complex Eastern world of the Near East. However, a conception that is no longer static but the fruit of historic, spatiotemporal and emotional transformations has yet to be adequately placed at the centre of the ‘Mediterranean world’ in a culturally broad sense. Such a view requires the testing of new paradigms and investigative methodologies, and of new conceptual tools. In this seminar, the point of observation will be reciprocal legacies, the transfer and translation-appropriation of knowledge, objects and goods, and migrations of bodies, ideas, visions and emotions – all of which have made the Mediterranean not a barrier but a point of contact between different and plural cultures.

Event sponsored by: Society for the History of Emotions; ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions; Centre for the Study of Emotions in Cross-Cultural Exchange (Zagreb); European University Institute (Florence); Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (Budapest); CNR Institute for the History of Philosophy and Science in the Early Modern Age (Milan and Naples) in collaboration with La Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme (Université d'Aix-Marseille); INdAM, Italian National Institute for High Mathematics; Tuscia University.