CFP Online Seminar Series: Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History

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Call for Papers
June 10, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Area Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies

The German Historical Institutes of Paris and Rome are launching a second online seminar series on "Euro-Mediterranean Entanglements in Medieval History" in the academic year 2022/2023. The events will take place every two months and are addressed to both young and established scholars from all medieval disciplines. The aim 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 10, 2022 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 so that it can be circulated among the participants in advance. 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 40 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 5.00-6.00 PM CET
September 27, 2022
November 29, 2022
January 31, 2023
March 28, 2023
May 30, 2023

Contact Info: 

Amélie Sagasser ( and Kordula Wolf (