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Below the surface: a new wave of interdisciplinary mediterranean studies and environmental changes



18 Oct.   |   19 Oct.   |   20 Oct.



Below the Surface:

A New Wave of Interdisciplinary Mediterranean Studies and Environmental Changes


18-20 October 2018


Sciences Po – Menton Campus

1 Place Saint-Julien, 06500 Menton, France

Thursday, October 18, 2018

09:00-09:30 | Welcome and coffee
9:30 -12:30  | Session 1: Marine science

  • Paul Gourret, un océanographe de la République (1859-1903), Daniel Faget (TELEMME - Aix Marseille, France)
  • Investigating Marine Invertebrates: The Naples Zoological Station and its Research Program 1873-1913, Katharina Steiner ( University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Intimate Ecologies, Nationalist Science? Ruder Boskovic Center for Marine Research, Pamela Ballinger (University of Michigan, USA)
  • The Military and Economic Construction of a Maritime Space, Lino Camprubí (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)

10:30-11:00 | Coffee break
11:00-12:30 | Discussion
12:30-14:30 | Lunch Break

14:30 -17:30  |  Session 2: Coastal landscape change

  • “A Self- replicating and World-altering Avalanche”: The Environmental Histories of the Columbian Exchange around the Mediterranean Basin and the Port of Genoa, Italy, Robert Hearn (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • The Making of an Eastern Mediterranean ‘Gateway City’: Izmir in the Nineteenth Century, Onur Inal (Türkei Europa Zentrum, University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Of Sands and Flowerbeds: Observations of "Vast Climactic Changes" Along the Suez Canal, 1859-1869, Lucia Carminati (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Eastern Adriatic: Lifestyle and Landscape Change over the Last Two Centuries, Borna Fuerst-Bjelis (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Geohistory of Urbanization Effects on Algiers’ Coastal Plain, Najet Aroua (Ecole polytechnique d’architecture et d’urbanisme d’Alger, Algeria)

16:00-16:30 | Coffee break
16:30-17:30 | Discussion
19:00 | Workshop Dinner (Buffet) at Sciences Po Menton

Friday, October 19, 2018

9:30 -12:30 | Session 3: Pollution

  • Phosphates in Gabes and Social Change in Tunisia: Connected Histories. Max Ajl (Cornell University, USA)
  • Le Secrétariat permanent pour les problèmes de pollutions industrielles face à la pollution des eaux de l’étang-de-Berre et du golfe de Fos. Un tournant environnemental (1971-1985) ? Xavier Daumalin (TELEMME Aix Marseille, France)
  • The ENEA's Marine Environment Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy: dynamics of its 60 years activity in the EU and Mediterranean context. Carlo Papucci and Roberta Delfanti (ENEA La Spezia, Italy)
  • The BLUEMED Project: Setting the Scene for Future Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Sea. Mario Sprovieri (Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero CNR, Italy)

10:30-11:00 | Coffee break
11:00-12:30 | Discussion
12:30-14:30 | Lunch Break

14:30 -17:30 | Session 4: Protected areas

  • Preservation and Destruction: Coastal Development and Environmental Protection on the Yugoslav Adriatic Seaside Since the 1980s. Josef Djordjevski (University of California San Diego, USA)
  • Legal Globalization of Environmental Conservation of Mediterranean Coastal Areas. Itai Apter (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • The Fisheries Communities of the Bay of Monastir in Tunisia: Societal Foundations and Contemporary Realities. Racha Sallemi (University of Manouba, Tunisia)

16:00-16:30 | Coffee break
16:30-17:30 | Discussion
19:00 | Workshop Dinner [Location To Be Confirmed]

Saturday, October 20, 2018

10:00-11:30 | Final roundtable discussion
11:30-12:00 | Coffee break
12:00-12:30 | Closing address
12:30 | Closing lunch






Conveners: Giacomo Parrinello (Sciences Po Paris), Davide Orsini (Mississippi State University; Ibrahim Boubekri (LabEx Med)

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