The Mediterranean World Workshop at Northern Illinois University participated in two events on campus this week.
Members of the Mediterranean World Workshop attended a public lecture by Julia Clancy-Smith (Professor, University of Arizona) on “From Sidi BouZid to Sidi Bou Sa`id: Reflections on the North African Revolutions.” The lecture was held on Friday 20 September 20 at 1:00 p.m. in Altgeld Hall, Room 315.
Julia Clancy-Smith, Professor of History at the University of Arizona, is the author of: Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, c. 1800-1900 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), which won the 2011 French Colonial Historical Society Book Award and the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Award for the Best Subsequent Book, and Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904) (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994), which received three book awards.
The Mediterranean World Workshop also attended a presentation by NIU Assistant Professor of History Ismael Montana, celebrating the recent publication of his book, The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia. This book talk was held on 20 September at 2:30 p.m. in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery, Swen Parson Hall.