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Mediterranean Studies: Home

An introduction to researching Mediterranean Studies at UIUC.

About This Guide

Welcome!  This guide will focus on beginning resources for researching Mediterranean Studies.  This region encompasses thousands of years of history, changing political landscapes, and significant cultural influence, interaction, and conflict.  Please note that a greater focus on Classical Studies, covering ancient Greece, Rome, and neighboring countries, is offered in the Classics research guide.

Regions covered in this guide include:

  • Southern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
  • Middle East: Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria
  • Northern Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Resources linked in this guide will focus on the Mediterranean as a whole and the interactions between countries/regions.  For guidance on a specific country or region, please visit one of the related research guides (see the left-side panel).

Organizations & Resource Centers


Map of migration routes (2017) in the Mediterranean Region

The Mediterranean and Migration (2017)

European Council on Foreign Relations

Mediterranean map highlighting countries participating in EuroMed partnership

Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, European Commission

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

The Mediterranean and the EU

Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED):

"A Union of the EU Member States and 16 Southern Mediterranean countries built on cooperation agreements that aims to promote economic integration and democratic reform across the EU’s neighbours to the south in North Africa and the Middle East."