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The Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ISSN: 1016-3476) is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly. It is specifically aimed at scholars whose professional academic interests are concerned with Mediterranean societies and cultures within the fields of social Anthropology, History, Classics, Archeology, Popular Art and Literature. The journal intends to provide a forum whereby scholars working in academically and geographical contiguous areas can explore, and be exposed to, parallel and related theoretical issues. It sets out to establish a framework for interdisciplinary discussion, particularly important when studying Mediterranean societies and cultures, and to encourage dialogue between academics based in North American and Northern European Universities and in Mediterranean ones.

The journal series consists of special issues devoted to particular topics/disciplines, and general issues consisting of articles submitted for publication. Some issues also contain a Discussion Section where particularly notable or theoretically innovative publications are extensively reviewed and placed within the overall context of the author's work. To encourage dialogue, the author is given the opportunity to reply to the reviewer's comments in the same issue.

The Journal of Mediterranean Studies welcomes the submission of papers dealing with the history, cultures and societies of the Mediterranean world. All papers are referred by specialists in the field.

Editorial correspondence and submissions to:

For style guide please consult: Notes to Contributors.

For Order Information please e-mail Reginald Bartolo on:

Mailing Adress:

Dr. Jean-Paul Baldacchino, General Editor, Journal of Mediterranean Studies, Mediterranean Institute, ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta, Msida Malta.

Articles appearing in this journal are abstracted and indexed in Anthropological Index Online, Historical Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts (SA). The latter is available to researchers in print, online and on CD-ROM. The Journal of Mediterranean Studies also appears in International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Currents Contents/Arts and Humanities, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

General Editor:

Jean Paul Baldacchino

Reviews Editor:

Victoria Sultana

Editorial Board:

Jean Paul Baldacchino

John Chircop

Paul Sant Cassia

Victoria Sultana

Nicholas Vella

Martin R. Zammit

International Editorial Advisory Board:

D. Abulafia (Cambridge)

D. Albera (Aix-en-Provence)

J. Boissevain (Amsterdam)

H. Bresc (Nice)

C. Broodbank (UCL)

M. Constantoudaki- Kitromilides (Athens)

R. Cormack (Courtauld Institute, London)

J. Goody (Cambridge)

M. Herzfeld (Harvard)

P. Horden (Oxford)

C. Malone (QUB)

J. P. Mitchell (Sussex)

J. Quinn (Oxford)

Y.S. Yoon (BUFS)

A. Varnava (Flinders)


Journal Administrator:

R. Bartolo


Published by:    

The Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta

List of Contents

Volume 10, Number 1-2: 2000 Part I & 2

Volume 11, Number 1: 2001

Volume 11, Number 2: 2001

Volume 12, Number 1: 2002

Volume 12, Number 2: 2002

Volume 13, Number 1: 2003

Volume 13, Number 2: 2003

Volume 14, Number 1-2: 2004

Volume 15, Number 1: 2005

Volume 15, Number 2: 2005

Volume 16, Number 1-2: 2006 

Volume 17, No. 1: 2007

Volume 17, No. 2: 2007

Volume 18, No. 1: 2008

Volume 18, No. 2: 2010

Volume 19, No. 1: 2010

Volume 19, No. 2: 2010

Volume 20, No. 1: 2011

Volume 20, No. 2: 2011

Volume 21, No. 1: 2012

Volume 21, No. 2: 2012

Public Seminars
The Mediterranean Institute is organising another two seminars during the months of November and December 2014. 'The lack of Water as a Potential source of conflicts in the Mediterranean' by Kristzina Ligetvari (Energy Efficiency Expert, EU Project Manager, Hungary) dated 24 November at 5.30pm and 'Recycling the Past and Collective Memory: Kaiser Wilhem II, the Muristan Knights of St John and Biblical Archaeology in Jerusalem' by Nur Masalha (St Mary's University, London)  dated 11 December at 6.00pm. Both seminars are going to be held at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta.
Mediterranean under quarantine - UPDATE
The Registration for the upcoming conference  'Mediterranean Under Quarantine', organised by the Quarantine Studies Network is now open. The conference is hosted by the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta. Dates: 7-8 November 2014. Venue: Old University Campus, Valletta. Please follow this link for Registration and direct payment as well as for information re. accommodation and social program: 
Call for Papers - Thalassic Imaginaries: the Mediterranean Sea in Language, Art and Other forms of representation
This is the third conference in the series organised by the Mediterranean Institute and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. The conference will be held on 23-24 January 2015. Further information can be obtained here
Quarantine Studies Network: Mediterranean under quarantine - Call for papers
The first international workshop convened by the Quarantine Studies network: Mediterranean under quarantine will be hosted by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta on the 7th and 8th November 2014. Proposals in English and French have to be submitted by not later than the 15th March.
Public Seminars
A series of 8 public seminars are going to be held between 26th November 2013 and 13th May 2014 at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta at 17.30hrs. Further details can be obtained 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

Supervision for M.A./Ph.D research
The Mediterranean Institute is providing trans-disciplinary supervision for Masters of Arts and Doctoral research...
Last Updated: 30 May 2014

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