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

MaP Centre

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


Finanza e potere lungo le Nuove Vie della Seta

Professor Alessia Amighini, author of the book "Finanza e potere lungo le Nuove Vie della Seta", discussed China's global political and financial repositioning with professors and young researchers from Ca’ Foscari University. The event was held on the 15 September 2021. 

The Persianate World and East Asia: Cultural Interactions and Mutual Perceptions (1250-1500)

This international workshop was convened by Francesco Calzolaio and was held online on the 20 May 2021 at 4pm. It was a side event of the Marco Polo Encounters on Iran and the Persianate World.

“Failure is Not an Option.” The Body Politics in Myanmar Spring Revolution

This conference will be held online on the 1 June at 11am. The speaker will be Khin Mar Mar Kyi, an award winning social anthropologist and Research Associate in Anthropology at the University of Oxford. 

The Centre research fellowships

Check out MaP website for updated information on open calls and ongoing research fellowships. You can find more details in the Research page.