Mediterranean Studies Association
Second Call for Papers 2021
23rd Annual International Congress
May 26 - 29, 2021
The Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association will be held on May 26 - May 29, 2021, at the University of Gibraltar. We are currently anticipating a hybrid format with those who can travel safely meeting onsite in Gibraltar and those who cannot travel attending the conference by remote electronic connection.These plans may change depending on the course of the pandemic.
We are now accepting proposals for individual paper, panel discussions, and complete sessions on all subjects related to the Mediterranean region and Mediterranean cultures around the world from all historical periods. The official language of the Congress is English, but we also welcome complete sessions in any Mediterranean language.
IF YOU SUBMITTED AN ABSTRACT LAST YEAR AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THE SAME PAPER, JUST LET US KNOW. WE STILL HAVE YOUR ABSTRACTS AND, IF YOU WOULD LIKE, WE CAN REISSUE A SECOND LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE.
If you would like to change your topic, you would need to submit a revised abstract.
Guidelines for Submission of Proposals
1.You may submit a proposal for an individual paper presentation, a complete session, or a round table panel on any Mediterranean topic and theme. Sessions are two hours and typically include four papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and an optional commentator. (For examples of papers, round-table panels, and session topics, and the range of subjects, see programs from previous congresses available on our website www.mediterraneanstudies.org ) Please note increased interest in the field of Mediterranean Studies has meant a steady growth of our conference. Given the challenge of finding an ample number of rooms at the conference venue, we strongly encourage submission of 4-paper sessions. If you submit a 3-paper session, the organizers reserve the right to add a fourth paper on a related topic from the general call for papers. If your participants fail to register by the deadline, the Program Committee will replace them with other papers on a related topic.
2.Submit a 150-word abstract in English for each paper, and a one-page CV for each participant, including chairs and commentators, as well as each participant's name, institution, email, regular address, and phone number. Proposals for complete sessions or roundtables need to include the chair's name. Only ONE paper proposal per person will be accepted.
3.The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2021.
4.If you are giving your paper in a language other than English, please inform us and send the title of your paper in that language and in English.
5.MSA does not allow papers to be read in absentia, except in extraordinary circumstances. PLEASE NOTE: The MSA will hold paper sessions on Thursday,Friday, and Saturday. Saturday is a full conference day, and you should not plan to travel before Sunday morning unless you are certain that your paper is not on Saturday afternoon. We will still honor special time requests for medical, religious, or other serious reasons IF THE REQUEST IS MADE BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2021, OUR PROPOSAL DEADLINE.
Membership and Registration
All accepted participants must be 2021 members of the MSA and must also register for the congress. Early registration will be available until February 1, 2021. Late registration will be available until April 15, 2021. Please be advised that if you have not registered by April 15, 2021, your paper will not be listed in the program. Also, please NOTE that registration is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you paid your registration for 2020, and did not request a refund, it will be applied to the 2021 conference.You will still need to renew your 2021 membership.
After the congress, you are encouraged to submit your revised and expanded paper for publication consideration in the Association's double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, Mediterranean Studies, published by Penn State University Press.
Hope to see you in Gibraltar or at least in virtual attendance,
Chair, Program Committee
Mediterranean Studies Association