The aim of this network is to provide researchers with information about publications and congresses regarding the mediterranean area in modern and contemporary history. We strive to be a collaborative space for researchers coming from different research fields. Instead of only promoting discussions about each single country, or only discussing the concept of mediterranean history, the aim is to facilitate circulation and confrontation of ideas, methods, and theories.

Recent Content

Announcing Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants 2018–2019

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2018–2019 grant competition. Our grants reflect the Mary Jaharis Center’s commitment to fostering the field of Byzantine studies through the support of graduate students.

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants are awarded to advanced graduate students working on Ph.D. dissertations in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses, e.g., travel, photography/digital images, microfilm.

To attend in Pisa: Mobility, Identification, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean

A Joint SNS-Yale Graduate Student Workshop

15-16 December 2017: Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Open to the Public (pre-registration not required)



Friday 15 December 2017


9:45  Welcome by Stefania Pastore (Scuola Normale Superiore)


Session I

10:00  David Sebastiani (SNS), “For the Mouth Speaks What the Heart is Full Of”: Contested Words and Intercultural Encounters in an Inquisitorial Trial (Venice, 1588)

Conference Report: "The Power of Connections: Interpersonal Networks and Agency in the Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Europe" University of Tübingen, 27–28 September 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Working Group “Ottoman Europe” ( explored the importance of personal contacts for the history of the Ottoman Empire and Ottoman Europe both as factors shaping human agency and as objects of historical actions.