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Annual Symposium

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June 29 – July 1, 2023

Centre for Mediterranean Studies (CMS)

Dubrovnik, Croatia


Mediterranean Exchanges

Generally speaking, and despite the complexity of the definition of the Mediterranean, scholars understand the Mediterranean as the space in which interactions, encounters, influences, exchanges of various kinds and reinventions have taken place among different peoples throughout different historical eras, and across geographical, political and cultural boundaries. Thus, there is an abundance of possibilities of investigation regarding its ever-growing diversity manifested in commercial exchanges, military campaigns, colonial experiences, travel tours and pilgrimage, art transmissions and adaptations, and environmental initiatives. 

Interdisciplinary approaches from humanities, social sciences, media studies and other fields of research are pivotal. Any historical period of reference is welcome, though we would strongly encourage presenters to look at the region’s current complexities. 

This third Mediterranean Studies symposium will be held in picturesque Dubrovnik, Croatia, at the Centre for Mediterranean Studies (CMS), which was founded by the University of Zagreb.

Official language will be English (even though each session’s Q/A may be conducted in the language most comfortable for all parties involved). The deadline to submit a 200-word abstract (together with a 100-word bio) or complete panel (with all bios) proposals is NOVEMBER 1, 2022

Since the organizers would like to create an informal and conducive atmosphere of dialogue and brainstorming, the number of proposals accepted is restricted. Presenters are welcome to bring along any relevant and recent publication for our symposium book display. 

Please note that the symposium schedule will consist of educational tours and cultural activities alongside presentations, lively discussions and group meals. 

Selected essays will be invited for publication in English.


Giovanna Summerfield: Auburn University,
Rosario Pollicino: University of South Carolina, Columbia,


Symposium Fee is 190 and includes (full face-to-face participation):

  • Program instruction and materials
  • CMS facilities with staff support
  • Welcome reception
  • Coffee breaks June 29-July 1
  • City tour with a guide
  • Boat trip to the Elafiti Islands (with lunch on the boat)
  • Cultural activities on campus