Centre for Mediterranean Studies

  • ZMS Colloquium Winter 2023/24
    Starting on 24 October, the ZMS will host a weekly colloquium - all welcome. You can find the colloquium's programme and further information here.
  • Conference (University of Hildesheim): "Between Imagination and Effectiveness. Mediterranean Dimensions of European History"
    Prof. Dr. Markus Koller is going to participate in the conference "Between Imagination and Effectiveness: Mediterranean Dimensions of European History", which is co-organized by the ZMS and held at the University of Hildesheim between 9-11th March 2023, and present a paper titled "Between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. The Ottoman Empire as a Sea Power." Further information about the conference can be found hier.
  • MARE NOSTRUM Vol. 2 is now available
    Just in time for the start of the semester, issue 2 of Mare Nostrum is now available! The thematic issue is entitled "Bilateral Relations in the Mediterranean Region from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period" and contains nine exciting contributions by RUB students (Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD students). The journal is accessible and downloadable on the Mare Nostrum homepage.
  • Arts Special Issue "Byzantine, Post-Byzantine and European Art History and Cultural Interchange"
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. Margarita Voulgaropoulou is editor of a Special Issue on "Byzantine, Post-Byzantine and European Art History and Cultural Interchange" for the Journal Arts. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 June 2023, you can find the issue's flyer here.
  • Humboldt Partnership (ZMS, Croatian Institute of History in Slavonski Brod, Universität Leipzipg)
    Beginning in 2022, the ZMS is part of a Humboldt Partnership with the Department for the History of Slavonia, Syrmia and Baranya of the Croatian Institute of History in Slavonski Brod and the Chair for East and Southeastern European History at the University of Leipzig. The project will focus on "Regional Translocality in Historical Perspective: The Case of Slavonia and Bosnia." You can read more about it here.
  • Workshop "Trieste. City of Empires" 
    The ZMS hosted the final workshop "Trieste, Ville d'Empire(s), XVième à XIXème Siècles" of the cooperative Ciera project in Bochum from 24th to 25th June 2022, where PhD student Zeynep Arslan was one of the presenting researchers. The workshop's agenda can be viewed here.
  • The Zeitschrift für Mittelmeerstudien (ZfM) is online
    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.

Events in the upcoming semester will be published here soon.


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