Entangled Histories of Things in the Mediterranean World - Perth - 14 December 2017

The third seminar in the ‘Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World’ series, ‘Entangled Histories of Things in the Mediterranean World’ is taking place in Perth on Monday (14 December 2017).

Entangled Histories of Things in the Mediterranean World - Perth - 14 December 2017

Date: Monday, 14 December 2017

Time: 9:00 - 17:30

Venue: Irwin Street Building (G11), Convocation Council Room, The University of Western Australia (UWA)

This workshop will have a particular focus on the interactions of subject, material and emotional formations, applying a ‘new materialities’ analytical paradigm to examine the entangled trajectories, transmissions and transfers of people, ideas and objects across Mediterranean spaces. It thus advances research on the interconnected histories of people, places and things in circulation in the Mediterranean world over a long historical timeframe. The workshop seeks to apply new methodological lenses to the complex and entangled history of the geo-cultural space the Mediterranean World. These new analytical frameworks demand that we consider people, places and things as having entangled subjective, affective, emotional and material lives that are mutually constitutive. As such, these theories suggest that we cannot study individuals and societies outside of their interactions with material entities such as spaces and places and affective experiences, but only in relation to them – and likewise, spaces, objects and emotional experience as relational constructs produced through interactions with people. Thus, people, places and things are ‘entangled’.

Programme can be downloaded here.

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