The Mediterranean Seminar
Competition: Bishko Memorial Prize (31 December 2014)
The Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies solicits submissions for the annual Charles Julian Bishko Memorial Pr... [read more...]

To Apply: 2 Positions in History of Art & Architecture (UC Santa Barbara)
The Department of History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Archite... [read more...]

To Attend: Minorités et Cohabitations Religieuses du Moyen-Âge à nos Jours (20-22 October, Nantes)
European religious diversity has its roots in the practice of medieval societies. Medieval European polities, Christian and Muslim, granted protected and inferior status to selected ... [read more...]

New Resource: Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations
The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) app... [read more...]

CFP: Slave Narratives from the Mediterranean and Middle East (Toronto, May 2015)
This panel, for the Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention to be held at Toronto, 30 April to 3 May 2015, seeks to explore various slave narratives in Mediterra... [read more...]

Call for Contributions: Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture
This is a call for contributors for Critically Mediterranean: Aesthetics, Theory, Hermeneutics, Culture, a peer-reviewed edited volume co-edited by Yasser Elhariry (Dartmouth ... [read more...]

CFP: Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World (March 20-22, U Penn)
Following on the success of “Masons at Work”(held in spring 2012, and published as [read more...]

CFP: Sharing the Holy Land Perceptions of Shared Sacred Spaces (London, June 12-13 & Leeds, July 6-9, 2015)
A symposium, Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval and Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean, will be held at The Warburg Institute, in London on 12-... [read more...]

Apply: MA in Mediterranean Studies (University of the Peloponnese, Greece)
Announcing a Collaborative Postgraduate Program Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mediterranean Studies for the Academic year 2014/2015 by the Department of Political Science and Internationa... [read more...]

Apply: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library Fellowships
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) is pleased to announce its fall Heckaman and Swenson Fellowships.  Scholars and graduate students interested in doing research at... [read more...]

CFP: Mediterranean Studies Association (Athens, May 27-30, 2015)
The Eighteenth Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association will be held on May 27-30, 2015, at the School of Theology, University of Athens, in Athens, Gre... [read more...]

Postdocs: Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean World (France)
The Laboratoire d’Excellence Religions et Sociétés dans le Monde Méditerranéen announces 4 Postdoctoral fellowship of nine months in duration.

Deadline: 30 September... [read more...]

CFP: Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (Lincoln, 13-15 July 2015)
The Society for the Medieval Mediterranean is pleased to announce that the fourth biennial conference of the Society  will take place at the University of Lincoln from Monday 13... [read more...]

CFP: Jews and Other Minorities in the Mediterranean (23-25 March 2015, Paris)
The Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po / Société d'histoire des Juifs de Tunisie
presents “Sujets d'Empire : Juifs et autres minorités dans l'espace méditerranéen (XIXe-XXe... [read more...]

Call for Applicants: Fernand Braudel Research Fellowships (France, 2015)
The call for applications for Fernand Braudel IFER September 2014, is available online at  Through this ... [read more...]

Call for Applicants: I Tatti Fellowships
The following I Tatti Fellowships may be of interest to scholars of the Mediterranean:

... [read more...]

CFP: Slavery and the Slave Trade in Medieval Mediterranean Society (Kalamazoo, May 2015)
The Malta Study Center of the Hill Monastic Library will be sponsoring a session entitled "Slavery and the Slave Trade in Medieval Mediterranean Society" at the The 50th Internationa... [read more...]

CFP: Migration and Displacement in the Medieval Mediterranean (Leeds, July 2015)
Jochen Schenk (University of Glasgow) is seeking proposals for a session on “Human Migration and Displacement in the Medieval Mediterranean at the Time of the Holy Land Crusades (c... [read more...]

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

Job: Mediterranean Renaissance/Early Modern Visual Culture (UC Berkeley)
The University of California at Berkeley announces the following job search:
Assistant Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern Visual Culture in the Mediterranean world (tenure-tr... [read more...]

Call for Applicants - Research Grants (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid: 2015)
The Casa de Velázquez in Madrid is taking applications for “Resident Researchers” for 2015. Resident Researchers may be affiliated with French or non-French universities and res... [read more...]

Apply: Medieval Mediterranean PhD Program (Alicante, Spain)
The University of Alicante (Spain) is taking applications for their PhD program in Intercultural and Historical Transferences in Medieval Mediterranean Europe.

This doctor... [read more...]

News: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s Malta Study Center & the  Mediterranean Seminar    
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library’s (HMML’s) Malta Study Center at Saint John’s University has formed a new ins... [read more...]

Research Opportunity: Vittore Branca Center (Venice)
The Vittore Branca Center at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, an affiliated organization of the Renaissance Society of A... [read more...]

New Series: Premodern Crime and Punishment (University of Amsterdam)
The University of Amsterdam Press is seeking proposals for a new series: Premodern Crime and Punishment .

Studying premodern societies’ efforts to define and cope with d... [read more...]

Call for Presenters: “Land and Sea in the Mediterranean World” (Santa Barbara, 7-8 November)
The Mediterranean Seminar/UCMRP is seeking presenters for our Fall 2014 Workshop to be held at the University of California Santa Barbara ... [read more...]

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

To Apply: University of California Travel Fellowship
The UC Mediterranean Studies Multicampus Research Project announces two travel fellowships for UC faculty and graduate students:

1. Mediterranean Conference Travel ... [read more...]

To Attend: Mare Nostrum (30 May, Catania)
Auburn University’s Mediterranean Studies Research Group will hold  “Mare Nostrum: Symposium on the Multiculturalism of the Mediterranean Region” on May 30, 2014 in the Eu... [read more...]

Announcement: The Constable Award
With great sadness we relate the following message from Medieval Academy of America, regarding this very worthy cause:

Dear colleagues,
The friends and fa... [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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Santa Cruz CA
95064 USA

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