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Call for Papers: A Cross-Cultural Mediterranean: The 2023 Studia Mediterranea Conference

We are pleased to announce the A Cross-Cultural Mediterranean: The 2023 Studia Mediterranea Conference, to be held in-person on September 15-16, 2023, at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia. This interdisciplinary conference is held by the Studia Mediterranea Centre, along with support from the Centre for Cross-Cultural and Korean Studies. The conference aims to explore the cultural, historical, and artistic connections and exchanges across the Mediterranean region and their connection with the world beyond.

The Mediterranean has been a hub of cultural exchange for centuries, connecting people from diverse backgrounds through trade, migration, and conflict. This conference seeks to examine the ways in which these interactions have shaped the Mediterranean region, from the ancient world to the present day.

We welcome proposals for papers from scholars in all humanities disciplines, including but not limited to history, literature, art history, archeology, philosophy, and cultural studies. Possible topics of interest include:

  • The role of the Mediterranean in shaping the cultural identities of societies around its shores
  • The impact of cross-cultural exchanges on art, literature, and other forms of cultural production
  • The significance of migration and diaspora in shaping the cultural landscape of the Mediterranean region
  • The relationship between religion and culture in Mediterranean societies
  • The influence of colonialism and imperialism on the Mediterranean world

We encourage submissions that draw on important theories and concepts from the humanities, such as postcolonial theory, feminism, cultural studies, and globalization studies, among others, with a special interest in supporting diverse contributions.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, to Brian Willems,, by July 1st, 2023. All submissions will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee and accepted papers will be notified by July 20th, 2023. There will be a small conference fee of 20 Euros for students, and 40 Euros for other presenters. Those attending the conference dinner may be asked to provide a small contribution.

Selected papers will be published in the Cross-Cultural Studies Review.

We look forward to hosting a dynamic and engaging conference that will contribute to a better understanding of the rich cultural history and changing nature of the Mediterranean region.

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