The Mediterranean Seminar
CFP: The Mediterranean/ American Association of Teachers of Italian (22-26 June, Siena)
Proposals for papers are being sought for a session, “The Mediterranean,” proposed for the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI ) to be ... [read more...]

Attend: Italian & Mediterranean Colloquium (Spring 2015, Columbia U.)
The Department of Italian of Columbia University announces The Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium for Spring 2015

March 10, 6:10-7:30 pm
61... [read more...]

Apply: M.A. in Mediterranean Studies (2015/2016, University of the Peloponnese)

The Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese (Greece), in partnership with

Register & Attend: Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (13-15 July, Lincoln)
Early-bird registration is now open  for the 2015 conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean , which will run from 13-15th July 2015 at the University of Lincoln.
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Apply: Quantitative Approaches Mediterranean History (6-9 October, Rome)
The École Française de Rome - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales announce and their 2015 Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop: “New Quantitative Approaches In History A... [read more...]

CFP: Adab X Belles Lettres (MLA: 7-10 January 2016, Austin TX)
Papers proposals are being solicited for a special session with a Mediterranean focus for next year’s Modern Language Association convention, to held 7-10 January in Austin, Te... [read more...]

CFP: Women of the Mediterranean (12-13 June, Sorrento)
The Sant'Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy) and College of the Holy Cross (Worcester) are pleased to present the first international Conference titled: "Women of the Med... [read more...]

To Attend: Religious Alterity and Political Power in Medieval Polities (10-11 April 2015, Madrid)
A conference entitled "Religious Alterity and Political Power in Medieval Polities" will take place at Saint Louis University, Madrid on 10-11 April 2015. It will feature papers from... [read more...]

CFP: “Socio-economic and cultural exchanges” - MedWorlds 7 (15-17 September, Toulon)
The University of Toulon (France) is proud to host MedWorlds: 7th International Conference of Mediterranean Worlds on the topic “Socio-economic and cultural exchanges in the Me... [read more...]

CFP: “Borders” Spring MRP Workshop, Colloquium & Binder Lecture (16-18 April, UC San Diego)
The Mediterranean Seminar/University of California Multi-Campus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies announces its Spring 2015 Workshop, to be held at UC San Diego on ... [read more...]

To Attend: Andalusi Music Symposium & Concert (20-21 February, Santa Barbara)
The University of California Santa Barbara announces, The Musical Heritage of Moorish Spain, a concert and symposium, to be held on 21 & 22 February 2015.

The conc... [read more...]

CFP: Religious Identities, Coexistence, Conflicts and Exchanges in the Mediterranean (7 & 8 May, Valencia)
The gupo de investigación "Identidades en conflicto: la expresión artística e identitaria de las minorías religiosas en el Reino de Valencia medieval y moderno" is organizing... [read more...]

Apply: The Art of the Crusades: A Re-Evaluation (2015–16, SOAS)
SOAS University of London with funding from the Getty Foundation is launching a new research programme lasting two years entitled The Art of the Crusades: A Re-Evaluation. This e... [read more...]

Job: Visiting Assistant Professor - Medieval Mediterranean (Whitman College, WA)
Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA) is offering a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in History for a scholar with expertise in the medieval Mediterranean. Applications are ... [read more...]

CFP: Muslims, Jews, Moriscos, Renegades, Conversos and Christians (MESA, 21-24 November, Denver)
Papers are being sough for the panel “Muslims, Jews, Moriscos, Renegades, Conversos and Christians: Conflictual Encounters, Conversions, and Exchange in the Early-Modern Habsbu... [read more...]

To Apply: Post-Doc in Pre-Modern Art/ Mediterranean (UC Santa Cruz)
The History of Art and Visual Culture Department (, at the University of California, Santa Cr... [read more...]

To Apply: Post-Doc - Mediterranean Transformations, 2015-17 (Paris 1)
The University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne seeks to appoint one Associate Research Fellow for two years (24 months), to work with Professor Wolfgang Kaiser and his team on his pro... [read more...]

To Attend: Maritime Trade and Economic Change in the Italian Mediterranean, 1550-1750 (15 January, UCLA)
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents Prof. Corey Tazzara... [read more...]

To Attend: “Trade and Exchange” (30 January - 1 February, Davis)
The Mediterranean Seminar/University of California Multi-Campus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies announces its Winter 2015 Workshop, to be held at UC Davis on Frid... [read more...]

Call for Submissions: Dialogue and Disputation in the Medieval Mediterranean (Medieval Encounters)
Scholarly articles of between 5,000 and 8,000 words are being solicited to complete a prospective special issue of Medieval Encounters, to be edited by Alex Novikoff (Fordham ... [read more...]

CFP: 8th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies, (30-31 March & 1-2 April 2015, Athens)
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 8th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies which will be hel... [read more...]

Attend: Linking the Mediterranean (11-13 December, Vienna)
The political fragmentation of the Roman Empire also meant a reduction in the scope of economic, social and cultural relationships that had developed across different hierarchica... [read more...]

CFP: (Un)mapping the Mediterranean (Urbana-Champaign, 13-14 March 2015)
The “Ocean Crossings” group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces the call for papers for the Graduate Student Colloquium: (Un)mapping the Mediterranean, to ... [read more...]

Call for Contributions: Décentrages: Music and Cultural Industries in Europe in the last two centuries.
The Istituto di Studi sille Società del Medierraneo (ISSM) has started an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to the relations between media and history, mediology and ... [read more...]

Fellowship: Relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims (Woolf Institute, Cambridge)
The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2016: Lent term: 12 January–11 March 2016; Easter term: 19 April–10 June 20... [read more...]

Apply: NEH - Istanbul Between East and West: Crossroads of History (5-25 July. Istanbul)
The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in Istanbul for Middle- and High-School Teachers "Istanbul Between East and West: Crossroads of History" will be held f... [read more...]

Apply: NEH - Teaching Connected Histories of the Mediterranean (6-24 July, Denver)
"Teaching Connected Histories of the Mediterranean" is a Summer Institute for Teachers sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It represents a partnership between... [read more...]

Call for Participants: Negotiating Identities (NEH Summer Institute, July 2015: Barcelona)
The Mediterranean Seminar, in conjunction with the University of California Santa Cruz and the University of Colorado Boulder, and in collaboration with the Institució Mi... [read more...]

Date: 1 December 2014
Organised and convened by: Myriam Wissa
Sponcored through : Edna Swasey
Venue: The Warburg Institute SAS, University of London

The rec... [read more...]

Colloquium: Comparative codicology, 9th-10th centuries AD (31 October, London)
Organiser Myriam Wissa
with the support of Professor James Faulconer (BYU, USA)
Sebastian Brock and MyriamWissa
Venue: BYU, London Centre
27 Palac... [read more...]

Overview & Administration

The Mediterranean Seminar is based at the Center for Mediterranean Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. We sponsor a range of activities and programs related to the study (both research and teaching) of the Mediterranean as a region, with an emphasis on the Pre- and Early Modern periods. At the University of California, we are supported by the UC Office of the President and the UCSC Division of Humanities, and are administered by the Institute for Humanities Research (UCSC); we manage an inter-disciplinary research group and collaborate regularly with the departments of History and Literature, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Classics Program. Our Mediterranean Studies Multi-Campus Research Project involves eight UC campuses and is at the center of the Mediterranean Consortium, a network of scholarly projects based in North America and Europe. At CU Boulder, our Mediterranean Studies Group is supported by an Innovative Seed Grant from the College of Arts & Sciences, and by a number of departments, programs and centers. Through our UC system-wide and external programs and publication series, we collaborate with a network of some 500 scholars across North America and the world, and regularly organize conferences, workshops, panels, and events at the University of California, in North America and in Europe. Our NEH Summer Institutes for University and College Professors (held biennially in Barcelona, Spain) have been successful and acclaimed. In 2012, we will be launching a new series of monographs and essay collections with Palgrave Macmillan.

To join as an Associate, or to propose collaborative scholarly ventures relating to Mediterranean Studies, please contact us.

 Brian A. Catlos (History, UCSC/Religious Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder) 
 Sharon Kinoshita (Literature, UCSC)

Program Coordinator:
Aaron Stamper (Religious Studies & History, University of Colorado at Boulder)

Administrative Support:
Courtney Mahaney (IHR, UCSC)

General inquiries should be sent to: mailbox at mediterraneanseminar dot org

The Mediterranean Seminar
University of California Santa Cruz
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95064 USA

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