Pre-Modern East and West
The Pre-Modern East and West cluster provides a research forum that focuses on the premodern era (broadly defined as between the late medieval period and the mid-nineteenth century), in which researchers discuss their work together in a constructive, comparative environment. It provides an opportunity to bring together the International History department’s considerable range of regional and thematic specialisms across this period, with an emphasis on encounters and exchange as a means to explore the significance of this period in global terms. While Europe necessarily remains an important presence in this discussion because of its growing presence on a global stage in the premodern era, the cluster also serves to complicate and de-centre the preeminence of Europe by focussing on other autonomous developments, as in the Islamic heartlands and Qing China.
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