Call for Papers: Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, University of Gibraltar, 27-30 May 2020 — LIMITE : 01/02/2020

CFP: Mediterranean Studies Association (27-30 May: Gibraltar)

The Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association will be held on May 27 – May 30, 2020, at the University of Gibraltar. We are now accepting proposals for individual paper, panel discussions, and complete sessions on all subjects related to the Mediterranean region and Mediterranean cultures around the world from all historical periods. The official language of the Congress is English, but we also welcome complete sessions in any Mediterranean language.

The Congress will open with a plenary session and reception on the evening of Wednesday, May 27. Over the next three days, 150-200 scholarly papers will be delivered before an international audience of scholars, academics, and experts in a wide range of fields. We are currently planning events for Congress participants that will highlight the history and unique cultural aspects of Gibraltar.

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. Sessions are two hours and typically include four papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and an optional commentator. (For examples of paper, round-table panels, and session topics, and the range of subjects, see programs from previous congresses available on our website ) Please note increased interest in the field of Mediterranean Studies has meant a steady growth of our conference. Given the challenge of finding an ample number of rooms at the conference venue, we strongly encourage submission of 4-paper sessions. If you submit a 3-paper session, the organizers reserve the right to add a fourth paper on a related topic from the general call for papers. If your participants fail to register by the deadline, the Program Committee will replace them with other papers on a related topic.

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, institution, 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. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2020.

4. If you are giving your paper in a language other than English, please let us know and give us the title of your paper in that language and in  English.
5. MSA does not allow papers to be read in absentia, except in extraordinary   circumstance. PLEASE NOTE: The MSA will hold paper sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Saturday is a full conference day, and you should not plan  to travel before Sunday morning unless you are certain that your paper is not on Saturday afternoon. We will still honor special time requests for medical, religious, or other serious reasons IF REQUEST IS MADE BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2019, OUR PROPOSAL DEADLINE.

6. Proposals for papers and/or sessions must be submitted through the MSA  website: If you have questions, contact:

Membership and Registration

All accepted participants must be 2020 members of the MSA and must also register for the congress. Early registration will be available until February 1, 2020. Late registration will be available until April 15, 2020. Please be advised that if you have not registered by April 15, 2020, your paper will not be listed in the program. Also, please NOTE that registrations NON REFUNDABLE.


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

Source: Mediterranean Studies Association

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