Mediterranean Studies Association, Box 79351, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 
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Mediterranean Studies Association

19th Annual International Congress
University of Palermo, Italy
Università degli Studi di Palermo

May 25 - 28, 2016

Palermo Cathedral




About the MSA  The Mediterranean Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization which promotes the scholarly study of the Mediterranean region in all aspects and disciplines. It is particularly concerned with the ideas and ideals of Mediterranean cultures from antiquity to the present and their influence beyond these geographical and temporal boundaries.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the scholarly study of the Mediterranean.  For information on membership, click here.

Our MSA Membership Form is here. Memberships are due and payable at the start of each calendar year. Your payment entitles you to participate in the annual international congress.


President of the Congress 2016
Fabrizio Micari, Rector, University of Palermo

Past President of the Congress (2015)
Marios Begzos, Dean of the School of Theology, University of Athens

Executive Director
Benjamin F. Taggie: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Treasurer, Secretary & Congress Coordinator
Louise Taggie, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Deputy Executive Director
Chair Congress Program Committee:
Geraldo U. de Sousa, University of Kansas

Assistant Director
Vaios Vaiopoulos, Ionian University, Corfu,Greece

Editor, Mediterranean Studies
Susan O. Shapiro, Utah State University

The Association was incorporated in 1994 after several years of informal existence and is a publicly-supported organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Email the MSA Executive Director
Mediterranean Studies Association, Box 79351, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 
Phone: 508-979-8687