Empires and Interactions across the Early Modern World, 1400-1800 will immerse NEH Summer Scholars in the extraordinary age of empire building and the interactions those empires fostered around the world.  The emergence of powerful Eurasian empires set into motion processes of exchange that touched all continents except Antarctica, expanding trade networks, spreading disease, globalizing religions, and fostering intellectual exchange.  This Institute will utilize cultural interaction as an interdisciplinary approach to understand the early modern period as a whole.  Participants will hear presentations from experts in the field, analyze theoretical approaches and primary documents, visit special collections and museums, engage in independent research, and develop curricula and materials for classroom use.

The best place to go for the details of the Institute is the Program Description.  For more information, contact Amy Wallhermfechtel, Project Coordinator, at empires.interactions@gmail.com or call (314)977-2913.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.