Appel à comm. : Slavery in Mediterranean Europe (Naples, 5-9 octobre 2015) (date limite : 12 juillet)

Appel à communication : Slavery in Mediterranean Europe (Naples, 5-9 octobre 2015)


Applications are being accepted for the 2nd Seminar of Doctoral Studies on the History and Economy in the Mediterranean Countries SLAVERY IN MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE:LABOUR, MOVEMENT AND MARKETS (c. 14th – 19th) to be held in Naples, at the ISSM-CNR from 5-9 October, 2015.

The Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies (ISSM – Naples, Italy), Italian National Research Council, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona (Spain), the Institució Milà i Fontanals of Consejo Superior de Investigación Científica of Barcelona (Spain), the University of Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples, Italy), the Institute of the Bank of Naples Foundation, the Italian Historical Institute in Medieval Studies, the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme – LabexMed of Aix-Marseille University (France), the University of Pablo De Olavide of Sevilla (Spain), announces a competition for 12 scholarships for young researchers (graduate, PhD and postdoctoral research students) in order to attend the second seminar of doctoral studies on the topic of slavery in Mediterranean Europe.

Slavery was a very important migration and socio-economic phenomenon in the structuring of southern European societies of the Old Regime. From an economic perspective, slavery must be understood as a response to a demand for workers, in connection with the balance between work, costs, wages and economic growth in a specific area or region.
The objective of this second seminar of doctoral studies is to closely analyze the transformation of the models of slavery that occurred in Mediterranean Europe between the 14th and 19th centuries not only from an economic perspective, trying to answer a series of questions in order to understand the economics of slavery in the Euro-Mediterranean space (areas of acquisition of labour, organization of transport networks and of the slave trade in the Mediterranean, etc.).
The school has a residential character and will last one week. Classes will be held in Italian, French, English and Spanish to facilitate communication among the participants, and Power Point presentations will be in a language other than the one spoken by the participant.

Organisation : The seminar consists of two sessions:
1. A morning session dedicated to lectures and to visits to some of the city archives in which the historical documents on the topic of the seminar are preserved.
2. An afternoon session for presentations of the work of young scholars (30 minutes), followed by discussions.

Modalités et date limite : 12 juillet 2015
Applicants should send by e-mail and no later than July 12, 2015, to, a signed PDF dossier with the following:
– An application for admission with an indication of the area of studies;
– A curriculum (2-3 pages) of the research accomplished and a brief summary of ongoing research projects;
– An abstract (minimum 4000 characters) and the title of the paper you wish to present in the afternoon;
– A letter of introduction.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to accept other participants who, willing to take on travel and accommodation expenses, motivate their interest in the seminar.

Scholarship winners will be notified by September 8, 2015. The participants will be required to attend all sessions assiduously.

Contact : For more information : Alfonso Amatore
Secretary of the Graduate School
Tel. +39 081 6134086 (int. 240)

Comité scientifique :
• Paola Avallone, Gemma Colesanti, Raffaella Salvemini_ Istituto di Studi sulle Società del Mediterraneo-CNR
• Amedeo Feniello, Salvatore Fodale_  Istituto Storico italiano per il Medioevo
• Vittoria Fiorelli_  Università Suor Orsola Benincasa
• Roser Salicrú i Lluch_  Institució Milà i Fontanals-CSIC-Barcelona
• Blanca Garí de Aguilera_  Universitat de Barcelona
• Brigitte Marin, Ivan Armenteros_ Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme LabexMed,  Aix-Marseille Université
• Manuel Herrero Sanchez_ Universidad Pablo De Olavide




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