Société Internationale des Historiens de la Méditerranée

About Us

In view of the current challenges, close international cooperation between historians working on the history of the Mediterranean region - also from an interdisciplinary perspective - is urgently needed. In this context, it is particularly important to strengthen or even further expand scholarly communication between research institutions in northern Africa and Europe. SIHMED therefore sees itself as a bridge that seeks to connect historians from the different regions of the Mediterranean. Therefore, we want to initiate joint research activities, seek an exchange of ideas with society and politics, and especially promote young scholars.

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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. Markus Koller
Chair for the History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

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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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