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Sherine Hafez and Suad Joseph

Making and unmaking the Saracen tale

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Professor Sherine Hafez discusses with Professor Suad Joseph the historical and cultural links between Muslim and European communities in the Mediterranean, as well as the current situation in the Middle East, as part of the inaugural event of the Barcelona Summer School of the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

The complexity of the historical and cultural interconnections between Muslim and European communities can be traced back centuries. Professor Sherine Hafez has explored the conceptual and material meaning of Muslim otherness in the case of the island of Sicily, a bridge between the eastern and western hemispheres of the Mediterranean, where the iconography of the Saracen is a strongly rooted cultural theme.

In this session, Sherine Hafez will present her research, which has been recognized with the Fred Halliday Award 2023, and discuss with Professor Suad Joseph and Professor Umut Özkirimli on this issue. More broadly, the session will also address other current issues in the Mediterranean region, especially the situation in the Middle East and Gaza.

This event inaugurates the third edition of the Barcelona Summer School of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and is organized by IBEIBlanquerna Universitat Ramon LlullIEMed i DIPLOCAT.

Moderators: Umut Özkirimli

Participants: Suad Joseph, Sherine Hafez

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Sherine Hafez and Suad Joseph

Making and unmaking the Saracen tale

Professors Sherine Hafez and Suad Joseph discusse the historical and cultural links between Muslim and European communities in the Mediterranean, as well as the current situation in the Middle East, as part of the inaugural event of the Barcelona Summer School of the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

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