Commercial cosmopolitanism? Policing contact zones and governing 'multinationals' in the early modern world

Commercial cosmopolitanism? Policing contact zones and governing 'multinationals' in the early modern world

Issued: Wed, 10 May 2017 10:27:00 BST

Event Date: June 2nd-3rd

Location: University of Dundee

SCGH Programme

Contact zones and the linked concepts of brokerage, go-betweens, hybridity, and transculturation have been amongst the most fertile and innovative fields of study in recent years. However, since the classic works by Polanyi and Curtin, the focus has been not on commercial interactions but more commonly on the brokerage involved in knowledge production in imperial and colonial regimes. This workshop seeks to fill this gap by reintroducing economic history to the study of contact zones. Bringing together a range of established and early-career researchers, the workshop will set out the cutting edge of the field and thereby open up new avenues for research the intersection of economic, global, and cultural history.

Attendance at the event is free but registration is essential. If you wish to attend, please contact Jenny Gorrod at j.m.gorrod@dundee.ac.uk