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Karen Pinto

Two people enjoying a waterfall.
On their way back from the seminar, Pinto and Hilbish stopped at the Sahali Falls near Sisters for a photo at the waterfall.

Karen Pinto presented a roundtable paper on “Circulation of Islamic Maps in the Medieval Mediterranean and Islamo-Christian Mappings” at a workshop on Mediterranean Migrations organized by the mediterranean seminar and the University of Oregon held in Eugene April 13-14.

She was accompanied by graduate student Jeremiah Hilbish, who has a special interest in this area for his master’s essay and future Ph.D.

“Seldom are graduate students studying topics pertaining to the medieval Mediterranean afforded the opportunity to interact with others similarly interested,” Hilbish said. “I leapt at the opportunity when it presented itself and am delighted that I did. The attendees of the seminar were all gracious, and through the various panels as well as subsequent conversations, I learned a great deal, but more importantly, I was able to plug myself into a network of top-notch scholars. The Mediterranean seminar was a tremendously valuable experience and I hope to be able to attend many future seminars hopefully with fellow students and faculty from Boise State.”