Ports, Piracy and Profit

Ways and Means in Historical Maritime Trade

Research Seminar

Coastal landscapes are often considered peripheral zones; places in which the nature of the world changes and that which is known comes to end. In reality, coasts are interfaces of both a physical and conceptual nature; a locus of longing; of dreams destroyed and fulfilled; and the apogee of great profits and insurmountable losses.

This seminar explores the nature of coastal landscapes in historical and archaeological studies by focusing on the nodal points tying mercantile networks together, and on the people, whose intrepid actions connected the world.

See program and abstracts.

For further details please contact Kristoffer Damgaard, kd@hum.ku.dk.