Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 6pm at the Simone Weil Amphitheatre at the Institute of advanced studies (free entry).
This lecture argues for the role of the ‘law’ as a fundamental connector in history using the example of how this operated within ‘maritime’ and ‘global’ history. By focussing on how medieval and early modern dialogue and exchange between various traditions of maritime laws (in the plural), created a flexible institutional framework which integrated and connected the early modern world, and formed the basis of international law, I shall also argue for the need to reassessing the fundamental importance of the Mediterranean within scholarship concerned with global history.
Maria Fusaro graduated from the Università di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, and then moved to Cambridge where she completed her PhD in 2002. After a Junior Research Fellowship at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. At the University of Exeter since 2006 she is presently Professor in Early Modern Social and Economy History and she directs the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies.
Replays of past lectures :
"The resilience of the failing State" by Eberhard Kienle
IEAoLU Tuesday with Pierre Lory on March, 13th : "The mystic tradition in Islam"