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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.


March 16, 2021
This is an excerpt from the article Stanford’s long history in supporting displaced academics during crisis, conflict, which focused on the topic that "through the Institute of International Education, Stanford has hosted displaced scholars who have had to escape conflict or flee persecution because of their research, race or creed." One scholar who recently came to study and research at Stanford is the Turkish political sci
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Digital Library

Browse photos and lectures online.