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FORGOTTEN CONNECTIONS: Linking Africa, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Worlds in the Early Modern Period

20-21 Feb, IAS seminar room

1ST SESSION
A FORGOTTEN DIASPORA. AFRICA, THE ATLANTIC, THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE ROLE OF THE GENOESE TRADERS (1450-1530)
14-18PM, 20TH FEBRUARY

Steven Teasdale (University of Toronto)
“Conceptualizing a Database for Genoese Merchant Networks in the African World”
Carlo Taviani (Harvard-Vila I Tatti)
“Genoese Merchant Networks in Africa and Across the Atlantic Ocean 1450-1530”
Padraic Rohan (Stanford University)
“A Reluctant Minority: the Genoese Response to the Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople”
Daniele Tinterri (EHESS, Universitá di Torino)
“An Example of Network: The Giustiniani between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic”

2ND SESSION
MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL CONNECTIONS
10-12AM, 21ST FEBRUARY

Lorenzo Merche (University of Warwick)
“Merchants, Translators and Books. Scientific Exchange between Northern Africa and the Mediterranean in the Transition to the Early Modern Period”

Jose Miguel Escribano Páez (University of Warwick)
“The Material Frontier: Objects and Commodities between Northern Africa, Southern Europe and beyond”

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