Internationale Tagung

Reshaping (g)local dynamics of the Caribbean. Relaciones y Deconexiones – Rélations et Déconnections – Relations and Disconnections

Call for Papers

Organisation: Anne Brüske, Anja Bandau und Natascha Ueckmann (Förderung durch die Volkswagen-Stiftung), 14.-17.10.2015 im Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover


Materialities of Tourism
Special Issue of Tourist Studies (2014, 14/3)Guest-editors Stephen Muecke and Carsten Wergin




Caribbean Food Cultures
Culinary Practices and Consumption in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas
Food Cultures Transcript

05/2014, 306 pages,
ISBN 978-3-8376-2692-6
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Der (allegorische) Körper als ästhetisches Prinzip – (gender-)theoretische Perspektiven

Heidelberg, 6th and 7nd of May 2011

Call for Papers


Latin Rhodes and European Malta: Two Fortress-Islands at the Borders of the Western World

In this research project I will argue that in present times, as in the medieval period, imaginary but also real fortresses were and are created to defend the European territory and the “Western identity” from an alleged “infidel” threat.
Key issues will be: the clash/encounter between social/religious/ethnic groups in transcultural societies, the emergence of diasporic identities and legal pluralism and yesterday’s and today’s perception of an alleged Islamic menace and its consequences. Interesting analogies and differences emerge by the study, on the one hand, of crusades and medieval diplomatic and unofficial relations between Christians and “infidels”, and, on the other hand, contemporary preventive wars and restrictive migration policies, also under the light of the impact of recent North African revolutions.
An anthropological and legal analysis will be coupled with an historical one. Therefore, two case studies will be compared and contrasted: medieval Latin Rhodes (focusing on Hospitallers’ construction of Bodrum castle and indulgence selling policies at the beginning of the 15th c.) and contemporary Malta (as part of the European Union since 2004, focusing on the impact of the “Arab spring” on migration policies). Both Rhodes and Malta, in two different historical periods, had and have been (and certainly have been imagined as) strategic Mediterranean frontiers of the Latin Christian or now European/Western-Christian world. The study of these two specific cases shall provide insights for a better comprehension of how the imagery of the “fortress” works in order to create a “protected unity” against a “fragmented reality”. Extreme security measures are enacted instead of formulating more human and pragmatic common policies.


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Personal Details


Teresa SartoreTeresa Sartore Senigaglia

Currently detached to GERME at the ULB (Université libre de Bruxelles)


  • Since 04/2009
    Research Associate, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 09/2007 - 09/2008
    Master of Arts in Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
  • 03/2008 - 07/2008
    Public Relations and Marketing officer (volunteer), Refugee Council, London, UK
  • 09/2006- 08/2007
    Event Organiser, Light-Box s.n.l., Communication and Event Agency, Venice, Italy
  • 04/2006 - 08/2006
    Intern for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Cultural Institute, Italian Embassy, Rabat, Morocco
  • 01/2006 – 04/2006
    Event organiser and teacher, Italian Cultural Centre, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 09/2000 – 09/2005
    Laurea in Scienze e Tecniche dell’Interculturalità (Intercultural Studies), Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy
  • 08/2005
    European Summer School “European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum”, Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe, ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 09/2003 – 07/2004
    Exchange student at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain


Research and Photography

Personal projects:

- “Behind the Wall” photo exhibition, Heidelberg 2010

- “Transculturality” blog, since 2009

- “Frammenti di ordinaria africanità” exhibition: a glimpse of African world through a photographic eye, Rabat (Morocco) 2006,

- “ Frammenti di ordinaria africanità” blog,, 2006

On commission:

“My Local Guide Venice”, Light Box editions, 2008, Venice, Italy,


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