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Subterfuge and Deception in The Pre-Modern Mediterranean

March 3 - 5, 2016
5:00pm - 1:00pm
March 3 - 5, 2016
5:00pm - 1:00pm

Subterfuge and Deception in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
The Winter 2016 Workshop


Program (tentative)
Thursday, March 3, 4:00 pm
“What is Mediterranean Studies and Why?”
• Brian A. Catlos (Religious Studies, CU Boulder)
• Sharon Kinoshita (Literature, UC Santa Cruz)
This portion of the workshop is open to the public. It will take place at CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street.

Friday, March 4, 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
“Subterfuge and Deception in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean”
a workshop consisting of three pre-circulated papers with comment by the audience:
• Argyro Nicolaou (Comparative Literature, Harvard University): Narratives of Deception and the Pre-Modern Mediterranean Imaginary
• Fred Astren (Jewish Studies, San Francisco State University): The Gibeonite Gambit: Harranians, Karaites, and Khaybari Jews on the Margins of Medieval Islamic Society
• Karen Pinto (History, Boise State): Masking Conflict with Harmony: The Two Faces of the KMMS Mediterranean Map

and our featured scholar:
• Thomas F. Glick (History, Boston University): Deception and Subterfuge: A Medieval Miller in Court

Saturday, March 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A round-table: “Harvard on the Mediterranean: A Conversation with Graduate Students”
Moderated by Brian Catlos & Sharon Kinoshita

The program is free, but space is limited. Registration is required for Friday and Saturday; please register no later than February 12. Lunch will be provided Friday for registered participants.

To register, contact Liz Flanagan (