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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Centre for Mediterranean Studies
Am Bergbaumuseum 31
D-44791 Bochum


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Fri Monday till Friday 8 am - 4 pm

The Zeitschrift für Mittelmeerstudien (ZfM) is online!

2021/10/08: After intensive preparation, the Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ZfM) is now online!
ZfM is interdisciplinary, open access, trilingual, and also aimed at young scholars. The journal will publish research from the humanities as well as the cultural and social sciences covering all historical periods and aspects of the Mediterranean. The phenomena, events and processes of the region will be considered comparatively and in a transregional context.
The journal's languages of publication will be English, French and German.

For more information on the Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ZfM), please refer here.

Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ZfM) Vol. 1 (2021) can be viewed here.
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2021/04/13: The Center for Mediterranean Studies would like to invite you to the public lecture series in the summer semester 2021:

Mondays, 2:30 p.m.

The lecture starts on April 19, 2021 and will take place online. The program can be found here .
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Trieste Workshop

2021/02/15: Together with the Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University, the Center for Mediterranean Studies is carrying ut a CIERA project with the title "Trieste: City of Empire (s)".
In this context, a digital workshop on "Ottoman Trieste" will take place on February 19 from 2:45 pm.
The workshop takes place digitally via Zoom. The access link is available after registering at
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Protocol on the general meeting

2021/01/06: On December 18, 2020 at 10 a.m., the general meeting took place via Zoom due to the pandemic. Fortunately, numerous members turned up despite these circumstances.

As managing director, Prof. Koller warmly welcomed those present and then informed the members present about ongoing research projects and personnel changes.

In addition, Prof. Jöchner proposed a “transliteration reading group”. This proposal was welcomed by members and will be followed up in the following period.
Finally, Dr. Mersch presented the student eJournal “Mare Nostrum”. "Mare Nostrum" is therefore listed on the ZMS homepage.
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General meeting December 18th 2020

2020/11/25: We would like to invite the members to this year's ordinary general meeting on December 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (s.t.). Due to the restrictions caused by Corona, the event will be carried out via ZOOM. We therefore ask you to register by e-mail by December 14, 2020 (
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2020/10/13: Access to the library

2020/10/05: Dr. Margarita Voulgaropoulou new Junior Professor

2020/09/30: Kadir Yildirim new Research Fellow

2020/09/28: Dr. Ioannis Zelepos new Research Fellow

2020/03/17: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020/03/10: Ahmet Gencturk new Research Fellow

2020/02/15: Kulturelle Dynamik und politische Stabilität

2020/02/05: Program: 8th Young Researcher's Workshop

2020/01/23: Biafra. Postkolonialer Humanitarismus

2020/01/16: Kolonialgeologen und Erzlagerstätten

2019/12/19: Die Macht der Distanz

2019/12/18: Mitgliederversammlung 2029

2019/12/12: Schiffsreisen, Metaxotopien und das Ordnen der Dinge

2019/12/05: Archaeological survey of Beta Israel

2019/12/03: Vortrag: Der Griechische Aufstand von 1821

2019/11/28: Plague, Famine and Flood in Medieval Egypt

2019/11/21: Ethiopian Jewish heritage

2019/11/14: Ottoman Orientalism?

2019/11/08: CfP: 8th Young Researcher's Workshop

2019/11/06: Early Modern Southeast Europe

2019/10/31: "Kulturell sehen wir uns als Afrikaner"

2019/10/24: Der 'Kongo-Müller'

2019/10/17: Neue Perspektiven in der Archäologie Afrikas

2019/10/14: Lecture Series: Africa at the RUB

2019/07/08: PD Dr. Hoffmann-Ruf: Oman und Indischer Ozean

2019/07/04: Gaza 1900 - An exhibition

2019/06/03: Prof. L. Darling: Ottoman Military Forces in Syria

2019/03/28: Osteuropa und der Nahe Osten

2019/03/21: Workshop: Coming to Terms with Gender

2019/03/08: New research fellow

2018/12/21: New Board of Directors

2018/11/22: Conference: Visions of the Future in Ottoman Europe

2018/10/09: New research member: Zeynep Arslan

2018/01/16: Database Ottoman Europe (HOE)

2017/11/13: Lecture: Verflochtene Weltregionen

2016/09/28: Sir Noel Malcolm (Oxford): Agents of Empire

2016/01/02: Mediterranean Rivers in Global Perspectives