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Camillo Gomez-Rivas: “The Ransom Industry and the Expectation of Refuge on the Medieval Western Mediterranean Muslim-Christian Frontier”

February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


Camillo Gomez-Rivas’s current project Refugees of the Reconquista is a history of social responses to displaced populations across the Muslim-Christian frontier over the long territorial decline of al-Andalus. Proceeding from a set of historical questions, the project is based on readings of multiple sources, including Arabic, Castilian, and Catalan legal, historiographical, and literary sources.

Camillo Gomez-Rivas is an Assistant Professor of Literature at UCSC, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.


The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.

All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.


Winter 2017 Colloquium Dates:

January 18th: Susan Buck-Morss

January 25th: Emily Mitchell-Eaton

February 1st: Regina Kunzel

February 8th: Camillo Gomez-Rivas

February 15th: Gary Wilder

February 22nd: Rick Prelinger

March 1st: Hillary Angelo

March 8th: Akash Kumar


February 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States