Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

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Call for Papers
June 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Borderlands, Islamic History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching an online seminar series on "Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History" in the academic year 2021/2022. The events will take place every two months. They are aimed at both young scholars and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The intention is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum where diverse topics and methodological approaches can be presented and discussed.

We cordially invite interested researchers to present and discuss their ongoing or recently completed work before an international audience. Please send an abstract (1-2 pages) and short curriculum vitae (with list of publications, if possible) by June 15, 2021 to and


The geographical area is deliberately not clearly defined and includes Europe, as well as the Mediterranean region in its broadest sense. Also comprised are interconnections between the Euro-Mediterranean area and other world regions. The following topics are in focus:

    Cross-regional, transcultural, and interreligious entanglements (processes/results).
    Overlapping Spaces: Between geographic borders and cultural contacts
    Social networks and interpersonal relations
    Mobility and migration
    Transfer, diffusion and adaptation (of ideas, knowledge and material objects)

Seminar schedule

The seminar will focus on discussion. Presenters are therefore asked to submit a paper of max. 5000 words to the coordinators 10 days before the event. In the online seminar itself, only a 10-minute keynote presentation will be given. A subsequent 10-minute commentary by a specialist will stimulate the discussion, for approximately 45 minutes. The seminar will be held in English. In exceptional cases and after consultation with the two coordinators, the paper can also be submitted in French, Italian, Spanish or German.


Tuesdays, 17.00-18.00 (Paris/Rome time)

September 28, 2021

November 23, 2021

January 25, 2022

March 29, 2022

May 24, 2022


Contact Info: 

Amélie Sagasser (German Historical Institute in Paris):

Kordula Wolf (German Historical Institute in Rome):