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ILCAA Joint Research Project

The Mediterranean as a Connecting Sea



  • Mediterranean Sea
  • History
  • Connectivity
  • Cross-border Movement


  • Europe
  • North Africa
  • West Asia



About the Project

Project term: April, 2022–March, 2025

From antiquity to the present day, the Mediterranean Sea has connected the regions along its coasts and enabled the movement of people, goods, information, and more. As the networks established by the sea were dynamic ones—rather than static ones—linked to the states controlling these lands, they created historical and regional diversities. This project focuses on the roles of people moving across diverse boundaries—be they political, sectarian, or ethnic— in the region. By so doing, it elucidates the formation of Mediterranean networks without losing this history to nationalist narratives. The project will involve researchers specializing in various periods and be based at the Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES) in Beirut.

Tomoaki SHINODA (Research Associate, ILCAA)



  • Tomoaki SHINODA (Research Associate, ILCAA)


  • Hidemitsu KUROKI, Wakako KUMAKURA

Joint Researchers

  • Abdulrahim ABU-HUSAYN
  • Abdulrahim BENHADDA
  • Felix ARNOLD
  • Naoko FUKAMI
  • Takashi OSHIO
  • Georg CHRIST



The 1st meeting 報告書(和文)

  • Date/Time: Tue 14 Jun 2022 16:00–18:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: Japanese
  • Organized by ILCAA
  • 16:00–16:20 All the participants
    16:20–16:40 Tomoaki SHINODA (ILCAA)
    Explanation of the joint research project's aim and details
    16:40–17:30 All the participants
    Discussion for each participant's research plan
    17:30–18:00 All the participants
    Discussion for the next workshop

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