A one-day workshop on Friday 17th May 2019
Millburn House, University of Warwick
Registration is essential.
Sponsored by the History Dept, EMECC, the European History Research Centre, the Hakluyt Society and the Society for Renaissance Studies.
The Mediterranean was the international hub of early modern Europe. Its cultural and ethnic diversity was frequently commented upon by observers, and texts, art works, and material objects depicting its exotic richness were eagerly purchased across the adjoining three continents. As such, it is an outstanding focal point for transcultural, transnational, and interdisciplinary studies of the early modern world.
This workshop looks to draw upon recent, fruitful trends in scholarship, in order to challenge and extend existing models of international networks in the early modern Mediterranean. Its aim is to draw together the burgeoning but disparate bodies of research related to this topic, in order to facilitate understanding of how these cross-cultural encounters influenced religious, socio-cultural, economic, political, and national identities.
James Amelang (Madrid), Colin Heywood (Emeritus/ Hull), Richard Blakemore (Reading), John-Paul Ghobrial (Oxford), Aysu Dincer-Adjianastasis (Warwick), Joan Abela (Malta)
We invite all those interested in presenting a full-length (20-minute) paper or a work-in-progress statement (5-minute) to submit an abstract. Please see the Call for Papers details.
A Mediterranean Port (1759 to 1837)