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Call for Applications--Roots & Routes II: Translation, Mediation, and Circulation in the Premodern Mediterranean

(Mar 01, 2012)

The University of Toronto Scarborough is delighted to announce the second of three annual summer institutes  on knowledge production in the premodern Mediterranean and in the Digital Age, from April 30 to May 11, 2012. This year's theme is translation, mediation, and circulation. The Roots & Routes Summer Institute aims to facilitate a more coherent and explicitly transdisciplinary analytical framework for Mediterranean studies using digital tools and methodologies. The Institute, hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, features a combination of individual presentations, seminar-style discussions of shared materials, hands-on workshops on a variety of digital tools, and small-group project development sessions. from senior scholars to advanced undergraduates. connections between what are often seen as disparate fields of knowledge.

This second annual summer institute will focus on Translation, Mediation, and Circulation. Specifically, it seeks to address processes of cultural mediation in the Mediterranean by attending to the ways in which
language served as a central site for the elaboration and contestation of sociocultural boundaries from the eighth century to the Scientific Revolution.
Applications should include a current CV and a brief proposal (up to 500 words), which discusses current research and a specific object for presenting digitally.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012. Applications must be submitted online at http://ocs.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/utsc/. Selection announcements will be made by March 15. For more information about the Institute, check out the Q&A section at http://ocs.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/utsc/RRSI2/about/editorialPolicies#custom-1 and the institute's website http://humrp.utsc.utoronto.ca/ePorte/summer-institutes. Please contact the organizers by email (rrsi@utsc.utoronto.ca) for further information or to get involved in the organizing process.
Travel bursaries and full room and board are available for out-of-town graduate student participants.

E. Natalie Rothman
Assistant Professor of History
University of Toronto