What is AFOMEDI?
AFOMEDI (Asian Federation of Mediterranean Studies Institutes) aims to promote Mediterranean studies in Asia by strengthening the cooperation and contact among the institutes and the scholars dedicated to the studies of the Mediterranean region.
The Founding History of AFOMEDI
Founded in Busan in March 2016, AFOMEDI began with a founding declaration signed by the representatives of the member institutes including Center for Islamic Area Studies, Institute for Mediterranean Studies and The Mediterranean Seminar, and was soon to be joined by Center for Mediterranean Area Studies and Mediterranean Civilisations Research Institute, all listed below. The Inaugural Meeting of AFOMEDI was held at Kyoto University on 22 July 2016, and representatives of the member institutes agreed to the General Rules and elected the President and the Council Members as well as the Secretariat.