The Mediterranean Seminar
Apply: Slavery in Mediterranean Europe (Naples: 5-9 October)
Applications are being accepted for the 2nd Seminar of Doctoral Studies on the History and Economy in the Mediterranean Countries SLAVERY IN MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE:LABOUR, MOVEMENT... [read more...]

Doctoral Fellowships: Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2015-16)
The Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters invites applications for a number of doctoral scholarships starting 1st October 2015. The scholarships will ... [read more...]

CFP: Cross Cultural Encounters, Identity and the Marginalized (Istanbul, 26-28 July)
This two-day multidisciplinary “International Conference on Cross Cultural Encounters, Identity and the Marginalized (ICCCEIM 2015)” seeks to examine past and present migrant... [read more...]

Attend: Francis I & the East (Venice, 19 May)

The conference, “Le lys et le croissant : François Ier et l’Orient” sponsored by Gruppo di Studio sul Cinquecento Francese will take place on 19 May 2015 at Università... [read more...]

CFP: The Medici and the Sea (Renaissance Society of America: 31 March - 2 April 2016, Boston)
A call for papers: The Medici and the Sea: Things on the Move and Grand Ducal Tuscany”  is being sent out for a session to be held at the Renaissance Society of America An... [read more...]

To Attend: Islands and Frontiers in the Early Modern and Modern Mediterranean (14-16 May, Palermo)
The international symposium “Itinera. Nuove prospettive della ricerca storica e geografica
Isole e frontiere nel Mediterraneo moderno e contemporaneo,” will take place in Pa... [read more...]

Apply: Post-doc on Latin Talmud and Jewish-Christian Polemic (Barcelona, 2015-16)
The ERC-Project “The Latin Talmud and its Influence on Jewish-Christian Polemic” at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, invites applications for two doctoral... [read more...]

Apply: Mellon Mediterranean Fellowships (2015-16)
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out res... [read more...]

Enroll: "Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Spain" (August; on-line MOOC)
This summer an updated, free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be offered on [read more...]

CFP: Tunisian-Mediterranean Association (29-31 October, Beja)
The "Tunisian-Mediterranean Association for Historical, Social and Economic Studies" (TMA/HSES) & "Tunisian World Center for Studies, Research, and Development" (TWC/SRD) wil... [read more...]

To Attend: Élites chrétiennes et formes du pouvoir en Méditerranée (18-19 June, Nîmes & Montpellier)
The International Colloquium “Élites chrétiennes et formes du pouvoir en Méditerranée centrale et orientale (XIIIe-XVe siècle)” organized byMarie-Anna Chevalier (marie-... [read more...]

CFP: Power and the Mediterranean (13-15 November; Ann Arbor MI)
Paper proposals are being accepted for the conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The keynote speake... [read more...]

To Attend: Mediterranean Crossings (17 & 18 April, Yale University)
Mediterranean Crossings brings to Yale a distinguished and exciting group of scholars working on questions of encounter, exchange, and conflict in the greater Mediterranean for t... [read more...]

Proposals: Book Series on The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades (Brill)
The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades features monographs, edited volumes, text editions and reference works studying the impact of the Crusades on the Islamic World... [read more...]

Apply: Fellowships and Stipends (HIll Monastic Library)
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) is pleased to announce its spring Fellowships.  Scholars and graduate students interested in doing research ... [read more...]

Apply: MA in Eastern Mediterranean Studies (Central European University, Budapest)
Specialization in Eastern Mediterranean Studies (EMS) of Center for Eastern Mediterranean (CEMS) has been approved by the CEU senate, and will run from the academic year of 2015-2016... [read more...]

Apply: Byzantine Greek & Ottoman Turkish Summer Program (July & Aug, Imvros, Turkey)
The intensive Byzantine Greek, Modern Greek, and Ottoman Turkish Summer School (July 19-August 31, 2015) on the island of Imvros, Turkey, offers courses focused on reading and tr... [read more...]

Apply: Ottoman and Turkish Summer Program (July & Aug, Istanbul)
Koç University will offer a brand new intensive summer program for Ottoman and Turkish, from July 6th to August 13th and held at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations ... [read more...]

Attend: Byzantium and the Mediterranean (16 & 17 April, Cambridge)
A symposium, "Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Later Middle Ages," organized in conjunction with Harvard University will be held at First Church in Ca... [read more...]

Attend: Byzantium and the Mediterranean (16 & 17 April, Cambridge)
A symposium, "Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Later Middle Ages," organized in conjunction with Harvard University will be held at First Church in Ca... [read more...]

Apply: Crossing Frontiers - Travelling Research Seminar (Eastern Anatolia & Caucasus; Fall 2015 & Spring 2016)
Crossing Frontiers: Christians, Muslims and their art in Eastern Anatolia and the Caucasus is a new travelling research seminar programme for Early Career R... [read more...]

Apply: MA "Crossing the Mediterranean” Venice/Barcelona/Montpellier
Announcing an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree: "Crossing the Mediterranean: Towards Investment and Integration”, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Universitat Autònoma de... [read more...]

Apply: Post-doc Europe/Middle East: Berlin

Apply: Post-doc in History: Humboldt University Berlin
Within the ERC Advanced Grant 2011 - FOUNDMED. Foundations in medieval societies. Cross-cultural comparisons - there is a position as a post-doctoral research fellow to be f... [read more...]

Apply: M.A. in Mediterranean Studies (MAMS) of the University of Malta
In October 2015 the Faculty of Arts M.A. in Mediterranean Studies (MAMS) of the University of Malta will be welcoming a new intake of students. This highly interdisciplinary prog... [read more...]

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

To Attend: Mediterranean Connections (18 April; Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD)
The Delaware Valley Medieval Association will hold its spring 2015 meeting on the topic “Mediterranean Connections” on 18 April 2015 at 132 Gilman Hall, Johns Hopkins Univers... [read more...]

To Attend: Pre-Modern Mediterranean Seminar (21 April, USC)
The EMSI Pre-Modern Mediterranean Seminar at the University of Southern California
is pleased to announce two lectures  :
Tuesday 21 April
Waite Phill... [read more...]

Last Call CFP: Religion in Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean (AAR 21-24 November, Atlanta)
The Religion in Premodern Europe and the Mediterranean of the American Academy of Religion is accepting proposal for papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the AAR to be... [read more...]

Fellowships: MA Program in Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa
The International Maritime Civilizations MA Program at the University of Haifa provides students with an understanding of the sea and maritime civilizations and prepares them for... [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
Institute for Humanities Research
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz CA
95064 USA

Advisory Board & Associates
Collaborating Institutions

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