Centro di Ricerca Marco Polo - Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections

MaP Centre

MAP - Centro di Ricerca Marco Polo sulle connessioni globali Europa-Asia - Marco Polo Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections

The MaP Centre's mission is to foster collaborative scientific research and networking for the study of cultural, social, political, economic, and religious interactions across Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Asia.

It aims at developing international scientific cooperation on topics such as new religious identities, social and political institutions, and the history of relations in an innovative, transcultural perspective.

The scope of MaP’s activities covers also cross-cutting issues such as migration and climate change.



Joint seminars and lectures, in collaboration with national and international visiting scholars


In-residence post-doctoral fellowships on research topics related the Centre’s mission


International summer schools, focused on historical processes and emerging trends in politics, governance, economics, and socio-cultural changes between Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Asia

Call for applications - postdoctoral fellowship

The Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the scientific disciplinary sector CULTURES AND LANGUAGES OF CENTRAL, SOUTH, EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA – Cod. GSD 10/ASIA-01

Candidates should submit a research project in English on one of the topics and research themes within the scope of the Marco Polo Research Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections. The topics may cover different spaces, times (from Neolithic times to the present day), and themes (from modern geopolitics to religious identities, to archaeological sites). The main focus should be on trans-Eurasian interactions, intercultural contact, and exchange, particularly at the crossroads of the ostensible European-Asian divide. The project should be based on rigorous scholarship that would contribute to international academic conversations within and across diverse disciplines. These include but are not limited to history, international relations, economics, environmental studies, literature, languages, archaeology, art history, philosophy, religion, anthropology, geography, music, social sciences, and the digital humanities.

We particularly encourage the application of early career scholars working on revising their doctoral dissertation manuscripts for publication.  The Marco Polo Research Center book series offers the chance to publish provided the candidate's work passes a double-blind peer review. The Center will cover the costs for open-access publication.

Prospective candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree and research experience in one of the fields of studies relevant to the Marco Polo Research Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections. The doctoral degree must have been obtained no more than five years before the application submission date.

Duration: 12 months (approximately starting: December 1st, 2024)

Application deadline: 17/09/2024 12:00 noon

For more information on the application process please see the call


For foreign applicants: please note that when you start the application process you will be asked for an Italian taxpayer code, please select this option and follow the steps to generate your code.