Exploration: The Globe and Beyond

Friday, May 5, 2017
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Dabney Hall 110 (Treasure Room)
What are the ‘Global Middle Ages,' and Why Do They Matter?
Geraldine Heng, Perceval Fellow and Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, with a joint appointment in Middle Eastern studies and Women’s studies, University of Texas, Austin,

Heng is the Founder and Co-director of the Global Middle Ages Projects (G-MAP) and the Scholarly Community for the Globalization of the Middle Ages (SCGMA).

This talk gives an overview of why the Global Middle Ages Project (G-MAP) was created, and how a global view of the planet, across macrohistorical time, can reshape key concepts in the academy today. Heng also introduces the MappaMundi digital project underway at globalmiddleages.org.

For more information, please contact Fran Tise by phone at 626-395-3609 or by email at ftise@hss.caltech.edu.