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


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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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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Beyond IS-LE

Session Organized Within the IMC (International Medieval Conference) in Leeds

Call for Papers: Session organized within the IMC (International Medieval Conference) in Leeds
Topic: “Borders”
Place: Leeds
Date: 6th to the 9th of July 2020.

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Training School

Islamic Heritage in Europe

Open call for applications to participate in the Training School “Islamic Heritage in Europe”

Deadline: 20th September 2019
Place: Granada and Córdoba (Spain)
Dates: 14-16 January 2020

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Visible and Invisible Borders Between Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern World

Dates: 10-11 January 2020
Place: Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)

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Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters

Open call for applications to participate in the Workshop “Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters”

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