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


Trading routes between China’s great rivers and emerging regional elites during China’s Bronze Age

Maria Khayutina will be presenting her research, based on archaeological excavations and surveys and using the GIS technology, at this online conference on 19 March 2021. The conference is organised by Maddalena Barenghi and Laura De Giorgi.
For more information please check the agenda.

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.

The Sino-Algerian Economic Relations: Trends, Features and Problems

Adel Hamaizia, Fatiha Talahite, Chuchu Zhang and Francesco Saverio Leopardi participated, on the 10th of December, to this international online conference introduced by Maria Cristina Paciello. For more information please check the agenda.

ISPI Report. Between Politics and Finance. Hong Kong's "Infinity War"? 2020

On the 14 December 2020 there was an online conference presenting the ISPI Report. Alessia Amighini, Guido Samarani, Giulia Sciorati and Laura De Giorgi were speaking. For more information please check the agenda.