Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean Sea.
The Mediterranean basin has always been a multicultural region with a great diversity of linguistic, religious, social and ethnic groups.
This turbolent, dynamic social and cultural landscape encouraged extensive contact and exchange among different communities.
How do the Mediterranean ethnic communities mitigate and mediate their diversity interactions ?
How did each group defend and empower distinct identities while interacting with others ?
What new identities came into existence because of this cultural contamination ?
The Mediterranean Academy of Cultural Diplomacy seeks to discover what happened in the past and what still happens when all the different ethnic, social, linguistic and religious groups, among others, come into contact with each other, especially in multiethnic commercial settlements located along the coasts and in the middle of this sea.