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January 16, 2006

Lecture series on Muslim Mediterranean begins Jan. 23

The Center for World History is presenting a lecture series this winter and spring titled "Itineraries in the Muslim Mediterranean, 1350-1950: Individuals, Change and Memory in a World Region." The lectures are open to the public and are intended to make available different perspectives on the transformation of the Muslim Mediterranean in modern times.

The series will explore the transformation of the Muslim culture zone in the Mediterranean from the 14th to the 20th Centuries as seen through the lives of six notable men and women, Muslim and non-Muslim. The lectures begin with a talk on January 23 by UCSC history professor Terry Burke. The complete schedule is listed below.

January 23 Terry Burke (history, UCSC), “Ali al-Hammi, Mamluk of Napoleon”

February 13 Julia Clancy-Smith (history, Arizona), “Khayreddine al-Tunisi: A Mediterranean Odyssey, 19th Century”

February 27 Akram Khater (history, North Carolina State-Raleigh), “Hindiyya, Maronite Nun: Christian Visions, Satanic Deceptions”

April 10 Abdesselam Cheddadi (history, Mohammed V-Rabat), “Ibn Khaldun: Cosmopolitan Intellectual and Man of Action”

April 21 Ross E. Dunn (history, SDSU), “Ibn Battuta and the Indo-Mediterranean World” (Stevenson College Fireside Lounge, 7 p.m.)

May 8 Daniel Schroeter (history, UC Irvine), “Meir Macnin and the Lost World of Arab Jews”

All lectures are in the Cowell College Conference Room at 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

For more information and a complete schedule of lectures, go to or contact the Center for World History at (831) 459-2287.

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