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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 cultures and societies of the Levant, Anatolia, the Balkans, Southern Europe, and North Africa.

Our Initiatives

Ottoman and Turkey Encounters at Stanford

An intellectual forum housing several series of events that foster critical engagements with contemporary Turkey and the Ottoman world, namely Southeast Europe, the Middle East and North Africa during the Ottoman centuries. 

Ottoman Map Routes

Mapping Ottoman Epirus


Sephardi Studies


Currently, no future events are scheduled.


May 17, 2021
This collection of books, articles, and excerpts was put together by Abbasi Program affiliate Professor Joel Beinin (Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Emeritus at Stanford University) as a resource for anyone looking to learn and read more. Nathan Thrall,
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Digital Library

Browse photos and lectures online.