Book of Papers
The Book of Papers, as fourth in edition Mediterranean issues, brings together 64 papers written by respectable international authors, presented at the Mediterranean Conference – MIC Vis 2022, organized by VERN' University and the Institute for Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, and held on the Island of Vis on September 14th – 17th 2022. The idea was to give an international, intercultural, and global insight in various areas and issues connected with the Mediterranean, thus it covers a wide range of topics about the position and role of Mediterranean in the modern world, as well as the perspectives of its development, all with the aim of encouraging fresh approaches to the main challenges of the past, present and future Mediterranean, its islands, and other areas.
The Book is organized into two parts: Mediterranean issues and Other issues. Mediterranean issues contain 5 chapters: (1) Arts and Literature, Culture and Tradition; (2) Business and Economics, Sustainable Development; (3) Demography, Geography, His- tory, Migration; (4) Education, Media and Communication; (5) Tourism, Public Services.
"As more than 150 scientists presented their papers at the conference, it took an extraordinary editorial effort to select 64 papers, extremely rich in content, for publication in this comprehensive collection. Therefore, the papers were subtly selected to point out different views and problems, different periods and different new methodological procedures and new expectations, all in the context of the primordial Mediterranean. On the other hand, despite the diversity of the selected studies, the anthology appears as a kind of whole, the individual texts complement each other and thus form a unique and consistent presentation of the rich Mediterranean heritage."
"This kind of work, in which extremely different papers are collected, offers a new perspective on what exactly it means to live and think about the Mediterranean and its island and coastal regions. It is possible to notice and describe a local-global bond whose characteristics make it unique, yet open to communication with other regions and places that were so sought after by certain explorers, sailors, travelers, and traders in the past. Today, they have been replaced by digital nomads, marketing experts and influencers, as well as migrants of various kinds who come to the Mediterranean, changing the image of how this area was once viewed, requiring a greater connection between scientists, the local community and state institutions so that this complexity could be reached faster and better."