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The Mediterranean Institute promotes, facilitates and publishes interdisciplinary academic research on the Mediterranean, with the principal aim of a better understanding of the evolution, history, and environment of this region, with particular reference to its societies and cultures.

The main aims of the Mediterranean Institute are:

  • to promote research on the Mediterranean by bringing together academics from different disciplines (from both the Arts/Humanities and the Social and Natural Sciences), to promote a holistic understanding of the region, and its cultures and peoples across time, through conferences, seminars and ongoing networking with other specialised centres and institutes overseas
  • to operate as a resource centre for the provision of specialists and expertise on Mediterranean issues, and to offer services to public authorities, as well as to other institutions, private organisations and individuals, as the Governing Board may from time to time determine
  • to offer taught postgraduate degree programmes at Masters of Science level, and  provide multi and trans-disciplinary supervision for Doctoral research on the Mediterranean
  • to attract external funding for specific research projects, including joint ones with other similar specialised centres, as determined by the Governing Board.

The Institute publishes an international Journal of Mediterranean Studies as well as other scholarly literature dealing with, amongst others, the history, culture, environment, economy, politics, and societies, of the Mediterranean.
  
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Supervision for M.A./Ph.D research
The Mediterranean Institute is providing trans-disciplinary supervision for Masters of Arts and Doctoral research...
2016 International Mediterranean Conference
"Transnational imaginaries: the Mediterranean past and presence" - The fourth conference in the series organised by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies and the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta will be held on the 27-28 January 2015. Further information available here.
Public Seminar - Transhipments of Slaves: Relations between Malta and the British Consuls in the late 19th century.
Dr Michael Refalo will be delivering this public seminar on 12th May 2015 at 17.30 hrs. Venue: Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta, Msida.
Registration Open for the Mediterranean Fractures International Symposium
Online registration for the forthcoming Mediterranean Fractures international symposium, hosted by the Mediterranean Institute in collaboration with the University of Kent and the Associazione Italiana di Studi sulle Culture e Letterature di Lingua Inglese (AISCLI), is now open. The registration portal and conference website can be accessed here: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/mediterranean2015/home
Public Seminar - Re-Igniting Passion on Issues of Development: Active learning and learning by doing in Global Development Issue.
Dr Alex Apostolides (European University of Cyprus) will be delivering this public seminar on 29 April 2015 at 17.00hrs. Venue: Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta.
Public Seminar: British Labour and Britain's Mediterranean Empire. The case of Malta.
Prof. Andrew Thorpe (University of Exeter) will be delivering this public seminar on 23rd April 2015 at 1730hrs. Venue: Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Ħursun, University of Malta. 
Public Seminar: Necessity and Choice, Tradition and Invention (17 Mar.)
Prof. Carmel Cassar will be delivering a public seminar entitled 'Necessity and Choice, Tradition and Invention. The making of Mediterranean Diet' on Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 1730hrs. Venue: Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Ħursun, University of Malta.
Academic Oration by Prof. J. Chircop
To have access to the Academic Oration delivered by Prof. John Chircop on Monday 1st December 2014 please click here.
Research Projects

The Mediterranean Institute has launched the following three trans-disciplinary research projects as part of its research strategy for the next three years. Academics and independent scholars who are interested in contributing to any one of these research teams should contact the principal coordinator of this research programme: Prof John Chircop.  

The research themes are: Development and Underdevelopment in the Mediterranean; Water; Thalassic Imaginaries - the Narratives of Sea Communities. For further details please click here.

Call for Papers
Call for Papers for the international conference: Intercultural Hybridity in Mediterranean Civilizations

Public Seminar: Sicilian Symmetrical Identity (19 Feb)
The next seminar entitled 'Sicilian Symmetrical Identity: between the Mediterranean and the European Continent' is going to be delivered by Prof. Jung Ha Kim of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea on 19 February 2015 at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Ħursun, University of Malta at 1730 hrs.
Mediterranean under Quarantine Programme and Abstracts
For the Programme please click here. To access the Abstract please click here.
Thalassic Imaginaries Conference
Thalassic Imaginaries: the Mediterranean Sea in Language, Art and Other forms of representation is going to be held on the 23 and 24 of January 2015 at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun - University of Malta. For the programme please click here.
 
 

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