Third Summer Academy of Atlantic History
24 – 29 August 2013
“Circuits of Knowledge”
The third Summer Academy of Atlantic History will explore how the many Atlantic worlds were connected to each other. We will look at any aspect of the emergence, transformation and exchange of knowledge. We will consider the building of networks, of communication and transport systems, letter writing and correspondence. How was knowledge defined? Who did exchange knowledge in the Atlantic world and to which ends? What knowledge was exchanged? How did systems of transportation and circuits of knowledge evolve, how did they change between the 15th and the 19th century? Finally, did the exchange of knowledge within the Atlantic World enhance notions of belonging to one Atlantic World?
The third Summer Academy of Atlantic History (SAAH) invites PhD students working on any aspect related to the theme of “Circuits of Knowledge” to make application for a limited number of studentships that will enable them to participate in the third Summer Academy of Atlantic History.