About us
Société Internationale des Historiens de la Méditerranée


The goals of the Society are:

  • promoting the spreading of information concerning scientific production and teaching activities regarding the history of the Mediterranean Sea;
  • promoting and organising, also in collaboration and agreement with similar research institutes, debates and meetings in the field that interests the Sihmed.

Art. 1 establishes that «the activity of Sihmed is inspired by the respect for scientific values that are its own, in the aim of furthering the collaboration between scholars, and broadly between all the peoples without religious, political, ethnic, ideological, or any other kind of discrimination

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The legal seat of Sihmed is located at 15 avenue Edith Cavell, 06000 Nice, France.
The President’s address is:
Prof. Dr. Silvia Marzagalli
Centre de la Méditerranée Moderne et Contemporaine
Université Côte d’Azur
98, Bd. Edouard-Herriot
B.P. 3209
06204 Nice cedex 3

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Assembly of Members and Executive Committee

The Assembly of Members must meet every two years. It is elected, every four years, by the Executive Committee, and must be composed by at least seven counsellors and no more than fifteen, including the President and one or more vice-presidents.

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Any historian that adheres to the goals of the Sihmed and that actively pursues these goals can become, at his request, an ordinary member of the Society. In order to join, please send a CV and a list of publications to the acting president’s address (either by regular mail or by e-mail). The applications are considered by the Executive committee. There are no financial obligations for the members.

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In the autumn of 1995, following a proposition by M. Salvatore Bono, fifteen researchers constituted the Sihmed, inviting colleagues from all countries to join. After two years of testing the validity of the original idea and the possibility of taking concrete action, the ‘founding members’ officially approved the Statuts de la Sihmed and elected a temporary Executive committee (October 31st, 1997).
The General Assembly met for the first time in Grasse, Provence, on May 31st 2001.

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