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Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus

Central Mediterranean

This day-long event is the second of a three-piece series that focuses on the movement of people across and along the Mediterranean and the emergence, re-signification, and use of sites of memory. Bringing together a mix of panelists from the humanities and social sciences, the day will include work by the following scholars:

Alessandra Ciucci (Columbia University)
Music, Sound, and the Ethical Horizon of Migration across the Mediterranean (Morocco-Italy)
Yannis Hamilakis (Brown University)
The New Nomadic Age: Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration
Lorenzo Pezzani (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Forensic Oceanography: documenting and contesting the death of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea
Giovanna Fiume (Università degli Studi di Palermo)
An unexpected site of religious memory: las càrceles secretas (the secret prisons) of the Holy Office in Sicily

Diane Bodart (Columbia University)
Daniel Hershenzon (University of Connecticut)
Pier Mattia Tommasino (Columbia University)
Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University)
Naor Ben-Yehoyada (Columbia University)
Seth Kimmel (Columbia University)

Organized by Seth Kimmel and Naor Ben-Yehoyada.

9:45AM–11:00AM Alessandra Ciucci
Respondent: Pier Mattia Tommasino
11:15AM–12:30PM Yannis Hamilakis
Respondents: Konstantina Zanou and Seth Kimmel
1:30PM–2:45PM Lorenzo Pezzani
Respondent: Naor Ben-Yehoyada
3:00PM–5:00PM Giovanna Fiume
Respondents: Daniel Hershenzon and Diane Bodart

Co-sponsors: Center for Palestine Studies, Maison Française, Department of Anthropology, Hispanic Institute for Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Middle East Institute, Heyman Center for the Humanities, and Italian Academy (all at Columbia).

For more information, please visit: IRCPL events page

Event Date 
Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free and open to the public.