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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

Volume 22, No. 1: 2013

Volume 22, No. 2: 2013

Volume 23, No. 1: 2014 

Volume 23, No. 2: 2014


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:
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.
Last Updated: 11 September 2015

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