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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

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Digital Library

Browse photos and lectures online.

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.


September 3, 2021
This academic year, the Abbasi Program is pleased to announce the broad theme for its events and programming as they relate to frameworks of collective belonging, cultural construction, identity and heritage formation.