Call for Papers – Mediterranean Studies Association

The Seventeenth Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association will be held on May 28-31, 2014, at the University of Málaga, Spain. Proposals are now being solicited for individual paper presentations, panel discussions, and complete sessions on all subjects related to the Mediterranean region and Mediterranean cultures around the world from all historical periods. Sponsors of the congress include the Mediterranean Studies Association, University of Málaga, Ayuntamiento de Marbella, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Kansas, Utah State University, and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Korea.

Following optional excursions, the Congress will open with a plenary session and reception on the evening of Wednesday, May 28. Over 150 scholarly papers will be delivered before an international audience of scholars, academics, and experts in a wide range of fields. The official languages of the Congress are English and Spanish. Complete sessions in any Mediterranean language are welcome. A number of special events are being planned for Congress participants that will highlight the unique cultural aspects of Andalusía.

Guidelines for Submission of Proposals
1.    You may submit a proposal for an individual paper presentation, a complete session, or a round table panel on any Mediterranean topic and theme. The typical session will include 3 or 4 papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and (optionally) a commentator. (For examples of paper, roundtable panels, and session topics, and the range of subjects, see the programs from previous congresses.)
2.    Submit a 150-word abstract in English for each paper, and a one-page CV for each participant, including chairs and commentators, as well as each participant’s name, email, regular address, and phone number. Proposals for complete sessions or roundtables need to include the chair’s name. Only ONE paper proposal per person will be accepted.
3.    Proposals for papers and/or sessions must be submitted through the MSA website:
Membership and Congress Registration
All accepted participants must be 2014 members of the MSA as well as register for the Congress no later than February 1, 2014.

After the congress, you are encouraged to submit your revised, expanded paper for consideration for publication in the Association’s double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, Mediterranean Studies, published by Penn State Univ. Press.

If you have questions, please contact Ben and Louise Taggie @, and Geraldo Sousa @

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