Current news and events

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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Lecture series »CLIMATIC AND ENVIROMENTAL CHANGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION AS TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY«

2021/04/13: The Center for Mediterranean Studies would like to invite you to the public lecture series in the summer semester 2021:

"CLIMATIC AND ENVIROMENTAL CHANGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION AS TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY"
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
• markus.koller@rub.de
• mittelmeerstudien@rub.de
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2021/01/06: Protocol on the general meeting
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.
2020/11/25: General meeting December 18th 2020
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 (Mittelmeerstudien@rub.de).
2020/10/13: Access to the library
Access to the library is currently only possible by appointment. The arrangement is made via the email address Mittelmeerstudien@rub.de
2020/10/05: Dr. Margarita Voulgaropoulou new Junior Professor
Dr. Margarita Voulgaropoulou is a new Junior Professor. Her Research has the title "Cross-Cultural Encounters and Confessional Conflicts in the Early Modern Adriatic: The Evidence of Icon Painting."

Welcome, Dr. Voulgaropoulou!
2020/09/30: Kadir Yildirim new Research Fellow
Dr. Kadir Yildirim joins the ZMS starting from the October 1. His research project has the title “International Cooperation Against Anarchism: A Historical Network Analysis (1898-1913)”.

Welcome, Dr. Yildirim!
2020/09/28: Dr. Ioannis Zelepos new Research Fellow
Dr. Ioannis Zelepos joins the ZMS. His research project has the title "Revolution on the Mediterranean. A South European History of the Greek War of Independence 1821".

Welcome, Dr. Zelepos!
2020/03/17: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Center for Mediterranean Studies will remain closed until further notice as a result of the measures to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19). You can of course still contact us by email: mittelmeerstudien@rub.de