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Exploring the Mediterranean from the Middle Ages to the present

Our faculty and students explore all aspects of co-existence and conflict that have marked the encounters in the empires, port cities, nation-states, and transregional/transnational contexts of the Levant, Anatolia, the Balkans, Southern Europe, and North Africa. Read more about our mission.


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Ottoman and Turkey Encounters

OTES – Ottoman and Turkey Encounters @ Stanford – houses series of events that foster diverse, critical engagements with contemporary Turkey and the Ottoman world. It is organized by the Mediterranean Studies Forum and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.