Call For Papers – Mediterranean Studies Association

The Mediterranean Studies Association’s 16th annual International Congress will be held on May 29- June 1, 2013, at the University of the Azores in the historic city of Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores. As is the case each year, papers and sessions on all subjects relating to the Mediterranean region and Mediterranean cultures around the world from all periods are welcome. Following optional excursions, the Congress will open with a plenary session and reception on the evening of Wednesday, May 29. 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 Portuguese. 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 the Azores Islands.
Sponsors of the Congress are the Mediterranean Studies Association, the University of the Azores, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the University of Kansas, Utah State University, and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Korea. Selected revised papers may be considered for publication in the Association’s journal, Mediterranean Studies, published by Penn State University Press.

The Mediterranean Studies Association, an interdisciplinary organization, promotes the scholarly study of the Mediterranean region in all aspects and disciplines. Proposals for papers and sessions are now being solicited. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work or theme are also welcome. The typical panel will include three-four papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and (optionally) a commentator. For examples of paper and session topics, and the range of subjects, see the programs from previous congresses.

Proposals must include a 200-word abstract in English for each paper and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant, including chairs and commentators. (If you have participated in a recent congress, you need not submit your cv again; we have it on file.) Each participant’s name, e-mail and regular address, and phone number should also be listed. Only ONE paper proposal per person will be accepted. If you are also willing to chair a session, please let us know.
Proposals for papers and/or sessions must be submitted through this MSA website:

The deadline for submission of proposals is February 1st, 2013

NOTE: The MSA regrets that no funding is available to support travel and other costs of participants.

Questions concerning the conference should be directed to Louise Boudreau

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