A one-day workshop on Friday 17th May 2019
at the University of Warwick
About the workshop
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 drew upon recent, fruitful trends in scholarship, in order to challenge and extend existing models of international networks in the early modern Mediterranean. Its aim was 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.