Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean

The purpose of the Action is to provide a transnational and interdisciplinary approach capable of overcoming the segmentation that currently characterizes the study of relations between Christianity and Islam in late medieval and early modern Europe and the Mediterranean.
Over the last thirty years, some separate geographic and academic areas have been defined in this research field: the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Central Europe and the Balkans, and Greece and the different islands of the Mediterranean. These different geographical areas have been analysed in isolation and have been further disjointed in a scientific context defined by the separation of disciplines and chronologies.
The creation of this network will help to provide a comprehensive understanding of past relations between Christianity and Islam in the European context through the addressing of three main research problems: otherness, migration and borders. Beyond the strictly academic realm, IS-LE also aims to revive diversity and Euro-Mediterranean relations in education, at a moment when Europe is at a cultural and political crossroads.

Recent News


Cost Info Day in Montenegro on September 17th 2019

Cost Info Day in Montenegro on September 17th 2019. IS-LE was featured in a poster along with other the on-going COST Actions and was presented by our colleague Tatjana Koprivica.

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Welcome Ireland!

A new country has just joined our COST! Welcome Ireland!

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Second Management Committee Meeting and Working Groups Kick-Off Meeting in Lisbon

On June 3-4, 2019, theSecond Management Committee Meeting and the Working Groups Kick-Off Meeting took place in Lisbon. At the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, host institution …

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Beyond IS-LE

The IS-LE calls the attention to the following Project: The European Qur’an

The launch event for the ERC Synergy project “The European Qur’an”, held in Naples (Italy) on October 16-18, 2019, brought together an international team of …

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Militias and body guards working across religious boundaries in the Medieval Mediterranean

(Coming Soon) TV program “Militias and body guards working across religious boundaries in the Medieval Mediterranean” will follow the paths explored in the International conference …

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The Morisco Diaspora and Diplomatic Relations and Commercial and Intellectual Networks across the Western and Eastern Mediterranean

(Coming Soon) This conference aims to bring together scholars who work on the movements of Muslims from Spain to other parts of Europa and the …

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Core Group Meeting

Dates: from 2019-06-24 09:00 to 2019-06-24 16:00
Location: Institute For Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy Of Sciences And Arts. Knez Mihailova, 35 (4th Floor), 11 000, Belgrade, Se, Belgrade, Serbia

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Kick Off Meeting – Lisbon

Objectives: Kick Off Meeting of all the Working Groups of the project.
Dates: 3rd and 4th of June 2019
Location: Auditorium 3, Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. de Berna, 45A, 1067-001 Lisbon

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