This two-day symposium will bring together scholars of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean, China, and Black Seas, to address the following question: “Has - or does - a thalassographic frame open up methodological and historiographical questions or horizons that have been - or will be - important for new ways of studying the human past?”

6:00 pm

Peter N. Miller,
Dean, Professor Bard Graduate Center

6:15 pm

Nicholas Purcell
Faculty of Classics, Oxford University
Beach, Tide and Backwash: the Place of Maritime Histories.

Tuesday, October 20

9:00 am

Welcome and Coffee
Lobby, 38 West 86th Street, New York, NY

9:30 am

Willem Klooster
Department of History, Clark University
Towards an Integrated Approach: the Atlanticist Focus on Comparison, Entanglement, and Hybridity

11:00 am

Nicola Di Cosmo
School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
Connecting Maritime and Continental History: the Black Sea Region Between Mediterranean and Steppes During the Mongol Empire

12:00 pm

James Francis Warren
Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Murdoch University
The Metaphorical Perspective of the Sea and the Sulu Zone, 1768-1898

2:00 pm

Roxani Eleni Margariti
Department of Middle Eastern and Southern Asian Studies, Emory University
An Archipelago of Cities? Port Cities, Insularity, and the Historiography of the ‘Medieval’ Western Indian Ocean

3:00 pm
Angela Schottenhammer
Department of Asian Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
The East Asian ‘Mediterranean’ - A Medium of Flourishing Exchange Relations and Interaction in the East Asian World

4:30 pm
Peter N. Miller
Dean and Chair for Academic Programs, Bard Graduate Center
The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Peiresc

5:30 pm
Observations and Remarks:
Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Gerhard Wolf
Director, Max-Planck-Institut, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence