Current News and Events


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", 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 here.


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, 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.

Lecture Series Climatic and Environmental Changes in the Mediterranean Region as Turning Points in History in the Spring Term 2021

The Center for Mediterranean Studies would like to invite you to the public lecture series in the summer semester 2021. The lecture starts on April 19, 2021 and will take place online.

Triest Workshop on 19.2.21 from 14:45 Uhr

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.


Protocol on the General Meeting 18.12.2020

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.

Dr. Margarita Voulgaropoulou is new Junior Professor at ZMS (05.10.2020)

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!

Dr. Kadir Yildirim is new Research Fellow at ZMS (30.09.2020)

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!

Dr. Ioannis Zelepos is new Research Fellow at ZMS (28.09.2020)

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!