Interdisciplinary Research Seminar “Aula Mediterrània” 2019

2 April 2019- 3 April 2019. From 09:00 | Workshop | Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Barcelona
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Complementary to the Aula Mediterrània 2018-2019 conference series, this research workshop takes place to tackle a broad range of issues affecting the Mediterranean region bringing together experts and the latest research on various topics related to the Euro-Mediterranean in 12 different sessions. The workshop is framed within the interuniversity lectures programme Aula Mediterrània, jointly organised by the IEMed and several master’s degree programmes of various Catalan universities.
Some of the sessions of this research workshop deal with issues inherent to current conflicts in the region, historical conflicts or factors that could become their catalysers in the future. The remaining sessions address topics such as migrations, the transformation of Turkey, methodologies for teaching Arabic, and the portrayal of cultures and religions by the media. Given the relevance of the topics addressed as well as the diversity of subjects and voices present, this workshop is of interest not only to the academic world and experts on the Mediterranean but also to students and the general public.

In addition, this fifth seminar incorporates a new element, an Open Mic session where master’s degree students focused on the Euro-Mediterranean topic can share their thesis ideas, the research they have carried out so far and their main goals with master’s degree professors from several disciplines and other students. This allows them to gain feedback through interdisciplinary and expert insights and enrich their theses, and it is also a first step towards the best master’s degree thesis contest that will be held during next year’s research seminar.