Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus - Central Mediterranean

General Programming

  • Institute for Religion, Culture, & Public Life
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Maison Française
  • Italian Academy
  • Middle East Institute
  • Hispanic Institute for Latin and Iberian Cultures
  • Center for Palestinian Studies
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Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus - Central Mediterranean Schedule:


9:00-9:30 Coffee

9:30-9:45: Introductions by Naor and Seth

9:45-11:00: Alessandra Ciucci (Respondent: Pier Mattia Tommasino)

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:30: Yannis Hamilakis: (Respondents: Konstantina Zanou and Seth Kimmel)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45: Lorenzo Pezzani (Respondent: Naor Ben-Yehoyada)

2:45-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-5:00: Giovanna Fiume (Respondents: Daniel Hershenzon and Diane Bodart)


Giovanna Fiume (Università degli Studi di Palermo). Title: An unexpected site of religious memory: las càrceles secretas (the secret prisons) of the Holy Office in Sicily

Yannis Hamilakis (Brown University). Title: The New Nomadic Age: Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration

Alessandra Ciucci (Columbia University) Title: Music, Sound, and the Ethical Horizon of Migration across the Mediterranean (Morocco-Italy)

Lorenzo Pezzani (Goldsmiths, University of London). Title: Forensic Oceanography: documenting and contesting the death of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea


Diane Bodart (Columbia University)

Daniel Hershenzon (University of Connecticut)

Pier Mattia Tommasino (Columbia University)

Konstantina Zanou (Columbia University)

Naor Ben-Yehoyada (Columbia University)

Seth Kimmel (Columbia University)

Organized by: Seth Kimmel and Naor Ben-Yehoyada

  • Giovanna Fiume Professor of Political Science and International Relations Universita Degli Studi di Palermo
  • Yannis Hamilakis Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies Brown University
  • Lorenzo Pezzani FA Lecturer Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Alessandra Ciucci Lecturer in Ethnomusicology Northeastern University
  • Respondent Diane Bodart David Rosand Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance Art History Columbia University
  • Respondent Daniel Hershenzon Assistant Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages University of Connecticut
  • Respondent Pier Mattia Tommasino Assistant Professor of Italian Columbia University
  • Respondent Konstantina Zanou Assistant Professor of Italian Columbia University
  • Respondent Naor Ben-Yehoyada Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology Columbia University
  • Respondent Seth Kimmel Assistant Professor of Latin American and Iberian Cultures Columbia University