The Marco Polo (MaP) Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections has been established in 2018 within the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The Centre is devoted to the study of interactions and connections between Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Asia from antiquity to contemporary times.

The Centre is funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) under the Excellent Departments program.


Luca M. Olivieri

Deputy Director

Maddalena Barenghi

Scientific Board