The Mediterranean Seminar
1411125 To Attend: Languages of Everyday Writing in the Medieval Islamic World (8-9 December, UCLA)
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, with the support of the UCLA Viterbi Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies, the UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies, and co-sponsors... [read more...]

CFP: “Trade and Exchange” Winter MRP Workshop & Ottomanists Workshop (30-31 January, Davis)
The Mediterranean Seminar/University of California Multi-Campus Research Project (MRP) in Mediterranean Studies announces its Winter 2014 Workshop, to be held at UC Davis on Frid... [read more...]

CFP: Italy and the Mediterranean (AAIS, 26-28 March, Boulder CO)
The CU Mediterranean Studies Group and the Mediterranean Seminar are seeking papers for a panel or panels, “Italy and the Mediterranean” to be proposed for the meeting of the Ame... [read more...]

CFP: ”Minorities and Popular Culture,” (12 June 2015, London)
Organized by Woolf Institute, Cambridge & Centre for Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies. This workshop aims at exploring the c... [read more...]

Job: Director of Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations, Koç University
Koç University (ku.edu.tr) is accepting applications for the position of Director for the Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations. The center will be... [read more...]

CFP: “Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions" (26-27 March 2015, St Louis)
One of the challenges to intercultural understanding is the lack of common categories that can be used in identifying and interpreting cultural commonalities and differences. The... [read more...]

Job: Director of Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations, Koç University (Turkey)
Koç University (ku.edu.tr) is accepting applications for the position of Director for the Res... [read more...]

CFP: Mediterranean metropolises (28 January, Marseille)
The colloquium ““Governance of Mediterranean metropolises: which models, which tools?” will focus  on the issue of metropolitan-level governance in the Mediterranean w... [read more...]

Fellowships: Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Studies
The Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Studies announces its call for residential fellowships.
Information can be found at: ht... [read more...]

To Attend: Ottoman Silks, the Mediterranean & the Indian Ocean (6 November, London)
The Islamic Art Circle announces “Ottoman Silks, 1500-1750: Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean,” a lecture by Dr Amanda Phillips (Marie Curie Fellow of the Gerda ... [read more...]

CFP: “Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions" (26-27 March 2015, St Louis)
One of the challenges to intercultural understanding is the lack of common categories that can be used in identifying and interpreting cultural commonalities and differences. The Cen... [read more...]

CFP: ”Minorities and Popular Culture,” (12 June 2015, London)
Organized by Woolf Institute, Cambridge & Centre for Cultural Literary and Postcolonial Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies. This workshop aims at exploring the contr... [read more...]

CFP: Mediterranean Studies Association (27-30 May 2015, Athens)
The Mediterranean Studies Association announces 18th Annual MSA Congress to be held at the University of Athens; May 27-30, 2015.
 
Please keep in mind the deadline f... [read more...]

CFP: Mediterranean metropolises (28 January, Marseille)
The colloquium ““Governance of Mediterranean metropolises: which models, which tools?” will focus  on the issue of metropolitan-level governance in the Mediterranean will ... [read more...]

Book Prize: Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (2015)

Job: Italian and Mediterranean Art (Florence)
The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) invites applications for the post of research collaborator at the pre-doctoral level (Wissenschaftliche Assi... [read more...]

Job: Medieval French/Mediterranean (Northwestern University)
Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in French Medieval literature and culture with research and teaching interests in the Medite... [read more...]

Prize: Journal for Medieval Iberian Studies (Best article, 2015)
The editors of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (JMIS) and Routledge are delighted to offer a $500 prize for the most outstanding article published in JMIS in 2015. This prize... [read more...]

Call for Participants: Negotiating Identities (NEH Summer Institute, July 2015: Barcelona)
The Mediterranean Seminar, in conjunction with the Unive... [read more...]

Job: History of Premodern Medicine (Binghamton)
The History Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Premodern Medicine beginning in Fall 2015.  Candid... [read more...]

To attend: Arabic and Hebrew Authors and their Latin Renaissance (3 & 4 December, Pavia)
The Società Filosofica Dottorale (Sfido) together with il Collegio Ghislieri, supported by A.C.E.R.S.A.T. of the Università di Pavia, and with the sponsorship of the Dipartim... [read more...]

Attend: A Mediterranean Restauração (c. 1640) (14 November, New York)
The Department of Italian at Columbia University invites attendees to the following lecture in the context of the Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium: “A Mediterranean Restaur... [read more...]

To Attend: The Mediterranean, Bridge of Cultures (27 November, Barcelona)
The United Nations University, Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility presents the colloquium Disputatio 2014, devoted to “The Mediterranean, Bridge of Culture... [read more...]

Job: Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies (UCLA)
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the Viterbi Visiting Professorship in Mediterranean Jewish Studies during the 2015-16 academic year.&nb... [read more...]

To Attend: Il Codice Romano Carratelli and Mediterranean Fortification (23-24 October, Reggio Calabria)
The Laboratorio CROSS Storia dell’Architettura e Restauro – Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, with the sponsorship of the Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbani (AISU)... [read more...]

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You are welcome to attend “Female Bodies and Female Practitioners in the Medical Traditions of the Late Antique Mediterranean World”, a workshop organized by subproject A03 "The... [read more...]

Job: Mediterranean History (California Lutheran University)
The Department of History at California Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as assistant professor, beginning August 2015. The position is... [read more...]

Call for Submissions: Turkey, Europe, Mediterranean: “A common destiny”?
The editors of a volume, “Turkey, Europe, Mediterranean: “A Common Destiny”? Cultural Interactions in a Comparative Perspective from the Second Half of the 19th Century” are ... [read more...]

Petition: Reinstate NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes Overseas
A petition has been started with an aim to having the NEH consider the recent decision to discontinue Summer Institutes and Seminars held overseas.

The petition can be fou... [read more...]

To Attend: Ancient and Mediaeval Marine Eco-history (12-13 November, Haifa)
The University of Haifa, the Onassis Foundation and the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation present the International Workshop on the Ancient and Mediaeval Marine Ec... [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.

Directors:
 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

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