Mediterranean Workshop - Turning Points

Event date: 
March 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to March 2, 2019 - 5:00pm
History Department

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A workshop dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the Mediterranean. The theme of this annual workshop is "Turning Points." Turning points in Mediterranean history for several reasons.  First, one of the goals of oceanic and maritime histories is to ask whether such histories challenge more conventional periodizations.  Second, certain turning points in Mediterranean history (like the Pirenne thesis) enjoy a well-developed historiography but many others (such as the transition from the medieval to the early modern) are far more fuzzy.  Finally, we will take up the debateover whether the Mediterranean disappears in the modern period (however defined.)

Jennifer Loessy
Late Antiquity
6th through 14th Centuries
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries