Creative & Artistic Encounters in the Western Mediterranean

Creative & Artistic Encounters in the Western Mediterranean

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The conference examines the relationship between the arts, cultural encounter, politics and power across the societies that straddle the Western Mediterranean (including, but not restricted to, Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia).

Focusing on colonial and postcolonial periods (from the 19th century to the present day), the event explores how different artistic media (music, film, theatre, art, literature) have been instrumentalised by communities and institutions for diverse social and political ends.

The event will take place at the Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University of Aberdeen (5th – 7th September) and will be accessible to delegates online as well. The conference will feature an exciting range of paper presentations, special panels, art/photography/music exhibits, poetry readings and workshops, and film showings from a range of disciplinary and creative perspectives (anthropology, film studies, history, international relations, literature studies, musicology, theatre studies).

The Sir Duncan Rice Library

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