The Medieval Seminar is calling for participants for an NEH Summer Institute to be held in Barcelona, Spain, in July 2008.
With the support of the Spanish Ministerio de Cultura, the Arxiu de la Corona d'Aragó, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Institució Milą i Fontanals (CSIC), the Reial Acadčmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona, and the Institut Europeu de la Mediterrąnia, a 4-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university professors on the theme "The Medieval Mediterranean & the Origins of the West" will be held in Barcelona (Spain) from June 30 to July 25, 2008. Twenty-four US college and university professors will take part in a series of interdisciplinary workshops led by eight outstanding scholars, including: Jonathan Bloom (Boston College), Ross Brann (Cornell), Richard Bulliet (Columbia) Anthony Cutler (Penn State), Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway); Maria Rosa Menocal (Yale), David Nirenberg (Chicago), and Julio Samsó (Barcelona). The Institute will be held at the Palau del Lloctinent in the heart of Barcelona's Old City, and accommodation will be provided at the beach-side Campus del Mar.
We welcome applications from professors or all ranks and in a range of fields, including, but not limited to History, Literature, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, Art History, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and "national literatures" of the Mediterranean.
For eligibility consult www.neh.gov. Further information, application information and program details, are available on-line at www.mediterraneanseminar.org.
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