Ports and Portals: Emotions in Encounter and Exchange - Split - 7-8 June, 2017

This workshop and inaugural research meeting of ECCE takes the ancient port city of Split, and the Dalmatian coast, as a space for the exploration of emotions in these ‘junctural zones’. Participants will meet to consider ports as emotional ecosystems - as historical and cultural sites which function as portals of emotional encounter, exchange, even contagion. Dalmatia, as Gülru Necipoğlu has shown us, represents ‘a fluid “border zone”’ between the Ottoman, Venetian, and Austrian Hapsburg empires: ‘the Dalmatian coast of today’s Croatia and its hinterland occupied a vital position in the geopolitical imagination’ of the early modern world.

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