Advanced Certificate in Eastern Mediterranean Studies

The Advanced Certificate in Eastern Mediterranean Studies belongs to the activities of CEMS, the Center of Eastern Mediterranean Studies(head: Professor Volker Menze).

By cutting through traditional chronological, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries, the Advanced Certificate in Eastern Mediterranean Studies presents students with a unique opportunity to explore how various classical traditions were appropriated by and adjusted to the realities of medieval and early modern polities in the Eastern Mediterranean. This Advanced Certificate program provides a framework for a comparative approach to (as well as in-depth individual focus on) the history, religion, and culture of the Later Roman and Byzantine Empires, the Arab Caliphate, and the Ottoman Empire, in all their diversity.