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Subject:

Fwd: Donkey Conf. Call for papers

From:

Nellie Phoca-Cosmetatou <[log in to unmask]>

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Nellie Phoca-Cosmetatou <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 17:17:06 +0000

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Dear All, 



Maybe not full of bones, but I'm sure the conference will interest some of you. 



Best wishes, 



Nellie 



----- Forwarded message from "John G. Younger" <[log in to unmask]> -----

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 07:26:24 -0600

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From: "John G. Younger" <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Fwd: Donkey Conf. Call for papers



>Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 09:15:01 -0800

>

>  >A CALL FOR PAPERS

>>PLEASE CIRCULATE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES

>>

>>A CONFERENCE ON

>>"THE ROLE OF THE DONKEY (AND THE MULE) IN THE CULTURE OF THE

>>MEDITERRANEAN"

>>

>>to be held on the Island of Hydra, near Athens:

>>Friday 7th to Monday 10th October 2005

>>

>>Website: http://www.geocities.com/DonkeyConference

>>

>>Papers are invited for the above conference.

>>

>>Our conference will look at a whole range of issues related to donkey and

>>mule transportation in all of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean.

>>We aim to cover everything from religious symbolism to practical aspects of

>>animal welfare, passing via literature, anthropology, material culture,

>>economic geography and song.

>>

>>PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS

>>

>>An initial panel of speakers has been established. The papers accepted thus

>>far are listed below. We are now working to fill the gaps in our coverage,

>>and a final programme will be published in Spring 2005.

>>

>>If you wish to offer a paper, please contact [log in to unmask]

>>

>>[Speakers are listed in alphabetical order.]

>>

>>DIONISIUS AGIUS [University of Leeds]: The donkey in Arabic: tracing the

>>origins of the root /h.m.r./

>>

>>JILL BOUGH [University of Newscastle, Australia]: Donkeys and mules in the

>>Gallipoli Campaign - World War I

>>

>>RICHARD BULLIET [Columbia University] The symbolism of donkeys: religious,

>>sexual, cultural.

>>

>>ED EMERY [Free University of Hydra]: Asinology: The Mediterranean - a

>>preliminary survey

>>

>>CHARLES DALLI [University of Malta]: The Rise and Fall of the Donkey: the

>>Central Mediterranean Islands (Malta, Gozo, Pantelleria and Sicily)

>>

>>JOSEPH FARRELL [University of Strathclyde]: The donkey in Sicilian

>>literature: Verga, Pirandello and Sciascia

>>

>>HEIDI GHOMI [University of Goteborg]: The image and value of the donkey in

>>Persian folk tales and mystical poetry

>>

>>GITIT HOLZMAN [Oranim College, Israel]: Donkeys of the Hebrew Bible, and

>>their representation in later Jewish tradition

>>

>>ALEX METCALFE [University of Lancaster]: From himar to sceccu: the

>>transmission of medieval and modern terms for donkeys in Sicily

>>

>>CHRISTIAN MEYER [University of Bergen]: The importance of the donkey and the

>>mule in the ancient economy

>>

>>KIM PEGLER [Save the Sardinian Donkey]: The history of the donkey in Europe

>>

>>TRAJKO PETROVSKI [Folklore Institute of Skopje]: The Donkey in Roma Folklore

>>in Skopje

>>

>>JENNIFER SCARCE [University of Dundee]: Harnesses, trappings and

>>accoutrements of the Mediterranean donkey

>>

>>CORINNA SEEDS [Hydra]: Owning and using a donkey in an island context

>>

>>HOUSNI ALKHATEEB SHEHADA [University of Tel Aviv] The Medical Treatment of

>>Donkeys and Mules in the Mamluk Period (1250-1517)

>>

>>KHALID SINDAWI [University of Tel Aviv]: The Prophet Mohammad's  donkey and

>>it's role in early Shi'a Islam

>>

>>PAUL STARKEY [University of Reading] Donkey and mule culture - the broader

>>vision

>>

>>PAUL SVENDSEN [Donkey Sanctuary, Spain]: A Working Charter for the

>>Mediterranean donkey

>>

>>PARTICIPATION:

>>

>>The conference is open to all interested parties. Registration is free for

>>all presenters of papers. By agreement with the Municipality it is also free

>>for residents of the Island of Hydra. For other participants the

>>Registration Fee is 45 [20 concessions], with a one-day rate of 15 and 7

>>respectively.

>>

>>To register for the conference if you are not presenting a paper, please

>>send contact details to [log in to unmask]

>>

>>PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT

>>

>>We are happy to announce that Athens-based photographer COSTAS VERGAS

>>has

>>offered us an exhibition of photographs of the donkeys, mules and drivers of

>>Hydra. Costas will also be working with the schoolchildren of the island on

>>an exhibition project to document the local donkey and mule culture.

>>

>>Photographs of Hydra's working mules and donkeys can be viewed at

>>www.geocities.com/DonkeyConference/mulework1.html

>>

>>FREE UNIVERSITY OF HYDRA

>>

>>This conference is a joint initiative of the Free University of Hydra, the

>  >Centre for Mediterranean Studies, University of Leeds [UK] and the

>>Municipality of Hydra.

>>

>>During the coming years the Free University of Hydra will be organising a

>>series of conferences and seminars on matters related to the culture,

>>economics, history and social life of all the countries which border the

>>Mediterranean.

>>

>>20.ii.05

>>

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>

>--

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>Comparative Literature

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>------ End of Forwarded Message









-----End of forwarded message from "John G. Younger" <[log in to unmask]> -----





-- 

Dr. Nellie Phoca-Cosmetatou

Research Fellow & Tutor in Archaeology and Anthropology



Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG; Tel: +44 (0)1865 282395; Fax: +44 (0)1865 272705 

http://senior.keble.ox.ac.uk/fellows/homepage.php?fellow=phocacosmetatoun





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