The Mediterranean Seminar
To Attend: Non-Muslim contributions to Islamic civilisation (London: 2 July)
The colloquium “Chapter and verse of Non-Muslim Contributions to Islamic Civilisation,” organized by Myriam Wissa, with the support of James Faulconer, Academic Director of B... [read more...]

New Resource: Atlas du Patrimoine Archéologique Littorale Méditerranéen

Né de la volonté de mettre à disposition de tous une part méconnue du patrimoine culturel, l’Atlas PALM propose de mettre en ligne et en lumière 60 années de découver... [read more...]

Call for Submissions: Mediterranean Gender, Citizenship, and Immigration (Journal of Levantine Studies)
The Journal of Levantine Studies is accepting proposals for a special issue on "Gender, Citizenship, and Immigration: A Comparative Perspective on the Mediterranean,” ... [read more...]

New Journal: Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge
Proposals for articles are now being accepted for Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge, a recently created international journal focusing on va... [read more...]

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

CFP: “Images, Youth and Society in the Arab World and Mediterranean" (14-15 January Marseille)
ARVIMM (The Research Group on Visual Arts of the Muslim World of the... [read more...]

Resource - Islamic Architecture Pedagogy Project

Resource: Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
The PBE I Online edition (,  presents the res... [read more...]

To Attend: Holy Sites in the Mediterranean (Marseille 3-5 June)

Apply: Position in Medieval History (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Cultural Stu... [read more...]

CFP: Mediterranean Farming, Food Security & Peasant Resistance (Beja: 29—31 October)
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: Elements of proof and commercial litigations in the Mediterranean (Paris: 18-20 June)
The European Research Council (Programme Mediterranean Reconfigurations), the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine ... [read more...]

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...]

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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