The Mediterranean Research Meeting
The first Mediterranean Research Meeting (MRM) took place in March 2000, and the MRM has now become a major annual gathering for social scientists whose research focuses on the Mediterranean.
Each year, the European University Institute welcomes over 150 scholars - young academics and renowned experts - from Europe as well as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who work together for three days on a range of topics each supervised by two workshop directors.
The Sponsors provide generous financial support to the Meeting.
The MRM is organised around a core of up to 15 workshops, each run by 2 directors and with 10-12 participants.
Workshop participants present and discuss papers containing original research, prepare joint publications and strategies for continued collaboration.
Workshop topics and directors vary from one MRM to another and are chosen on the basis of competitive calls.
Some workshops are jointly organised with institutional partners.
- Call for Workshop Directors
The 'Call for Workshop Directors' is generally announced in mid-November over a year prior to the planned MRM.
- Call for Papers
The 'Call for Papers' is generally announced in mid-April of the year preceding the planned MRM, with the deadline for applications in July and a final selection in September.
The proceedings of successive MRMs have been published as Mediterranean Programme Working Papers, or as thematic issues in special editions of learned journals or in edited volumes.