Friday, June 04, 2010

Civilizations in Contact

"Trade, Travellers, and Transport: Contacts Across Time and Space"
Seminar, 10-11 June 2010

The aim of this seminar is to present and discuss the ongoing research of the individual or group members of two research teams: The Civilizations in Contact project at Cambridge and the MARES project at Exeter. Both of these research projects are funded by the Golden Web Foundation.

Civilizations in Contact is a research project in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge. The MARES Project is based at the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter.

Topics for the seminar will include: trade and movements of goods and people, the influence of trade on coastal communities, the development of ports and overland routes, pilgrims and places of pilgrimage, changes in religious identities, means of transport, trade and other objects of material culture, infrastructure and mechanisms of trade and other contact, cultural and scientific exchanges, or others of your choice.

The seminar will be held in the Fuchs House Reception Room at Wolfson College, Barton Road, University of Cambridge. Civilizations in Contact will provide lunch and dinner on the 10th and lunch on the 11th for members of the two research teams, as well as coffee and tea during the seminar.

For general inquiries, please contact Ms Anita Menon-Harding at

Yours sincerely,

Dr Sally K Church & Dr Robert Harding
Organising Committee
Civilizations in Contact
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Funded by the Golden Web Foundation


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