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[Image][T]he conference "Discovery, New Frontiers, and Expansion in the Luso-Iberian World" will be held on May 27-30, 1998 at the Biblioteca Nacional in Lisbon. The conference is sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Association, the Luso-American Development Foundation, the Biblioteca Nacional, the Biblioteca Nacional, the Comissão Nacional para as Comemorações dos Descobrimentos Portugueses, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Arizona State University. Selected revised papers on the conference theme will be published in Discovery, New Frontiers, and Expansion in the Luso-Hispanic Worlds (New York: Peter Lang). Selected revised papers on other Mediterranean themes will be considered for publication in the Association’s journal, Mediterranean Studies.


[Image][P]roposals for papers and sessions are now being solicited. Papers and proposals for sessions (in English) are encouraged which focus on the conference theme, but any paper or session proposal with a Mediterranean theme, from any period and any discipline, will be considered. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work or theme are also welcome. The typical panel will include three papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and (optionally) a commentator.

[P]roposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and commentators. Each participant’s name, e-mail, regular address, and phone number should also be listed. The deadline for the first round of consideration is November 1, 1997.

[P]lease send proposals to: Mediterranean Studies Association, Office of the Provost, University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300. For information on the conference or the Association contact Richard W. Clement: