Call for Applications: De-framing the Mediterranean from the 21st Century. Places, Routes and Actors.

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Image: Carte Monde pour Couverture © Dario Ingiusto –

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland, in cooperation with the Institute for Mediterranean Studies and the Centre Marc Bloch, cordially invite doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences to apply for a Transregional Academy that will be convened 19–29 September 2016 in Rethymno, Crete, at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies on the theme “De-Framing the Mediterranean from the 21st Century: Places, Routes, Actors.”

Application deadline: 9th April 2016

The Transregional Academy is chaired by a group of scholars that includes Leyla Dakhli and Teresa Koloma-Beck (Centre Marc Bloch), Zaal Andronikashvili (Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin; Ilia State University Georgia), Marinos Sariyannis and Apostolos Delis (Institute for Mediterranean Studies), Carolina Kobelinsky (Centre for Ethnology and Comparative Sociology, Paris), and Mayssoun Sukarieh (King’s College London).

The Transregional Academy will invite up to 21 doctoral and postdoctoral scholars from different countries and academic backgrounds to present and discuss their current research within an international and multi-disciplinary framework. The Academy is designed to support scholarly networks. The program will focus on the following themes: 1) “the production of space,” 2)  “routes and borders,” 3) “actors and agency.”

The Transregional Academy promotes intensive peer-to-peer debates and encourages new perspectives grown from debates in small discussion groups. Participants take an active part in contributing to the program’s structure and
content. They present their individual research, co-design thematic discussion groups, and are involved in organizing the workshops. While most of the work is conducted in an intensive small-group atmosphere, the Transregional Academy also presents its work to the public through general lectures and open panel discussions. For more information on the format please visit our Transregional Academies blog.

For questions regarding the concept of the Academy, please contact Leyla Dakhli at

For further informations regarding the conditions of applications and procedure, please visit our Blog for Transregional Research.



Max Weber Stiftung

The Max Weber Foundation promotes global research, concentrated around the areas of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities. Research is conducted at ten institutes in various countries across the globe with distinctive and independent focal points. Through its globally operating institutes, the Foundation is able to contribute to the communication and networking between Germany and the host countries or regions of its establishments. By promoting scientific dialogue and merging academic as well as non-academic employees from several countries with different cultural backgrounds, the Max Weber Foundation is able to strengthen the Internationalization of research in its three fields of dedication.

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