The recent interest in multilingualism, cultural interactions and the Mediterranean in medieval studies is asking us to conceptualize and map the medium aevum in new ways. But what middle period do we want to model? a European one? a Mediterranean one? a global one?
Classicists have done pioneering digital work in linking spatial information with names found in Greek and Latin texts. Many medievalists would like to see such projects emerge in our field, and yet the polyglossia and temporal and spatial scope of our period makes the endeavor seem complex. This talk explores the specific challenges medievalists face when modeling historical places and asks whether the model of the ancient world needs to be adjusted to accommodate our period.
Come join us at the Studio to engage in a wonderful conversation around these issues with David J. Wrisley from the American University of Beirut.
This event is sponsored by the Columbia University Medieval Colloquium.
[This event is open to the public]