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M.A. Mediterranean Studies




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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 Institute is composed of a number of Research Associates and Fellows Application Form within specialised Key Research Areas (KRA) that act as working groups bringing together scholars from within and beyond the University. The current KRA’s are:

The main aims of the Mediterranean Institute are:

  • to promote research on the Mediterranean by bringing together academics from different disciplines 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 multi and trans-disciplinary supervision for Masters and Doctoral research projects 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.
Seminar by Dr Bashir Abu-Manneh
This seminar entitled 'Palestinian Trajectories: Novel and Politics since 1948' is going to be held on Wednesday 31st October at 18.00 hrs at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Hursun, University of Malta. 
The Journal of Mediterranean Studies available online
The Journal of Mediterranean Studies (ISSN: 1016-3476) published by the Mediterranean Institute at the University of Malta is now available online through the prestigious Project Muse platform.
Supervision for M.A./Ph.D research
The Mediterranean Institute is providing trans-disciplinary supervision for Masters of Arts and Doctoral research...

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